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Your Favorite Restaurants!

Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:02 pm

Ok folks, I don't know if this has been done here before, but lets try it out. Here's how this will work.

(1) Only one restaurant per post.
(2) Do your best to include a picture of the food, ideally from the restaurant.
(3) Wait until at least one other person posts before you post again.
(4) Salivate!

I'll go first. My restaurant of choice is a Vietnamese restaurant called "Pho Xe Tank Restaurant" in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. I've only recently gotten into Vietnamese food and I'm an instant addict. Enjoy!



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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:12 am

Man, I've been having a craving for Pho for a while and the one I go to in Shanghai is not very good.

Hard to do one per post, as I have a favorite one in a lot of cities (self gloss, yeah, whatever). I'll do the ones for the top 3 cities I spend most of my time in:

Shanghai:
- Southern Barbarian (The European beer selection is particularly good)
- Kommune (Best brunch, including best coffee and juices in Shanghai)
- Victorian Home (Excellent Shanghainese food. And Shanghainese food tends to be very poor!)

Melbourne:
- Movida (Probably best tapas I have ever had)
- Mamasita (Excellent Mexican food)

Singapore
- PS Cafe (It's international food and generally good for brunch, but what makes it so good is the location at Dempsey Hill)
- The French Stall (Hawker style - e.g. super casual - French dining by a one Michelin star chef in Little India)

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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:23 am

Applebee's. Although it has been on the decline lately, Applebees was my favourite restaurant for well over a decade. Fortunately, they still have my favourite dish on the menu: Fiesta Lime Chicken (in some places called Tequila Lime Chicken)



It's two grilled chicken breasts over crispy tortilla strips, with mexi-ranch sauce and cheese over the top of it, pico de gallo, and mexican rice. With a lime for squeezing. (it's delicious with the lime juice)

Two complaints: Pico sucks, but fortunately it's on the side; and I wish the portion of chicken was larger. But man, it's heaven.
 
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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:31 pm

One Restaurant from some countries i traveled to

GENEVA L'entrecote Cafe de Paris
PARIS La Tour D'Argent
USA VA Peking Duck Gourmet
USA DC Mr. K
SINGAPORE The brunch at the Ritz Carlton
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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:45 pm

Fogo De Chao. Just Amazing

www.fogodechao.com
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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:45 pm

Whenever I go home to Dallas, I always stop at Manny's--a family run Tex-Mex place. I've already decided that my last meal will be their brisket tacos washed down by an ice cold shiner bock.
 
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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:59 pm

Le Grand Véfour, Paris

both for the chef, Guy Martin and the restaurant itself.

http://www.grand-vefour.com/fr/navigation.htm

I have other favourite restaurants but this one holds a very special place in my heart.

  
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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:32 pm

Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 3):
SINGAPORE The brunch at the Ritz Carlton

  

Ah yes, when it comes to the champagne brunch this one wins hands down. The selection of fresh oysters and cheeses is simply amazing!

Is it Veuve? Or something else?

Quoting Aloha717200 (Reply 2):
I wish the portion of chicken was larger

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Two chicken breasts not enough for you!?

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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:36 pm

Quoting Aloha717200 (Reply 2):
Applebee's. Although it has been on the decline lately, Applebees was my favourite restaurant for well over a decade

Is this some kind of joke?
 
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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:55 pm

Tamarind House - Rarotonga, Cook Islands

http://www.tamarind.co.ck/

Flame Tree Restaurant , Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Trader Vics - Munich, Germany

http://www.tradervics.com/

L'Alsace - Paris, France

http://www.restaurantalsace.com/

Rosie O' Gradys, New York City, USA

http://rosieogradys.com/

Ruths Chris Steak House - New York City, USA

http://www.ruthschris.com/

La Hacienda de Los Morales - Mexico City, Mexico

http://www.haciendadelosmorales.com/

Satyricon Restaurant - Rio de JAneiro, Brazil

Dinner Restaurant - Oslo, Norway

http://www.dinner.no/

TheaterCafeen - Oslo, Norway

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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:40 pm

Pappadeaux !!!

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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:03 pm

I have a hard time even picking my favorite food, let alone restaurant. . . too many great choices. However my latest great find is a very simple place called Tassa Roti Shop, in the Atlanta area:

http://www.tassarotishop.com/

Cheap too!

Quoting AzoresLover (Reply 10):

Pappadeaux !!!

Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, many other cities in the U.S.

Still on my list of places to go. .

Quoting Aloha717200 (Reply 2):
Applebee's. Although it has been on the decline lately, Applebees was my favourite restaurant for well over a decade. Fortunately, they still have my favourite dish on the menu: Fiesta Lime Chicken (in some places called Tequila Lime Chicken)

At least try O'Charley's Grilled Baja Chicken. Applebees is terrible.
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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:35 pm

For some reason, my single favorite restaurant is "Rumi" in Melbourne, Australia. I've met people who aren't the biggest fan, but I have been there a few times and absolutely love it. Now, I have to go every time I am in MEL.

They don't have a website so unfortunately no pics, but it is Lebanese food.

Quoting Flight152 (Reply 8):
Is this some kind of joke?

I was hoping so...

Quoting AzoresLover (Reply 10):
Pappadeaux !!!

I'd give my left nut for a Pappadeaux in Kansas City
 
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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:56 pm

Just one restaurant? Well that's unreasonable.    The best one will vary with everyone's mood.

And frankly I have too many to list in many places.

I'm extremely picky when it comes to food, I was spoiled since my mom was a chef. That being said, as much as I hate big restaurant chains, specially the lower end ones, there's a few I go to frequently if there's one in the area. I go to these not so much because the food is great, but because I can always expect consistent quality across all their franchises, and they actually cook REAL food, not the microwaveable horse manure served at places like Crapplebees, Chillis, Olive Garden, Hooters, Outback, etc etc

And may I add there's no such thing as "Mexican" food in the US. Sorry, just no. This is not subject to debate. I've given hundreds of supposedly authentic Mexican joints the benefit of the doubt and always end up disappointed. Places like Macayo's, Chillis, and other such places are an insult to the real stuff.

Anyways, enough ranting, my faves:

Houston's - Damn good prime rib. There may be better but these guys always make it to perfection no matter where I go. Great service too, and with always gorgeous hostesses   

P.F. Changs - Maybe not as authentic as a hole-in-the wall Chinese joint, but still very good overall.

RA Sushi - Very fresh, and always with insanely hot waitresses, specially in the summer months in college towns 

There's a ton of hole in the walls I like to. Too many to list or even remember. I will say though two cities I've been to where hole-in-the-wall type joints are always excellent are in (downtown) Houston, and Mexico City.

Quoting Aloha717200 (Reply 2):
Applebee's.

              

Seriously, what's wrong with you?

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Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:07 pm

Ahhhh.....the joy of food.

Current favourite has to be Taberna Muralla located on the southwest corner of Plaza Vieja in Havana Cuba.

Nothing like sitting in the sunshine, enjoying a few strings of grilled shrimp and a tube of cold beer. In case you're wondering, it's a brew pub with the suds brewed right on the premises (several types) and they serve it in these tall tubes with a tap on the bottom. There's a smaller thin tube down the center of the beer tube holding crushed ice, so the beer stays nice and cold while it's on your table.

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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:34 pm

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 13):
Maybe not as authentic as a hole-in-the wall Chinese joint

P.F. Changs is anything but Chinese food.

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 13):
And may I add there's no such thing as "Mexican" food in the US. Sorry, just no

  

I did know a real Mexican joint in Tallahassee serving authentic Mexican food to the relatively small population of Mexicans living there. No tacos or enchiladas or cheese nachos. But ropa vieja and pozole!   

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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:03 am

Quoting Coal (Reply 15):
P.F. Changs is anything but Chinese food.

True. It is pretty generic Asian food. But hey its good.

Yet I just don't get how many places screw up "generic" Mexican food. Take a taco, for example, get a warm, slightly browned SOFT tortilla, REAL meat, and bandera salsa made from fresh tomato, onion, cilantro, and chile serrano. Voila!

Yet every where I go to in the US somehow manages to ruin something as simple as a taco.   
 
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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:18 am

Pictures people, pictures!

My next entree (yes, entree, not entry)...

"Sun Wah BBQ" in Chicago. The best roast pork and bbq duck I've ever had. Soooooo good.



As you can tell, Asian food is one of my favorite cuisines. And I haven't even hit Thai yet!
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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:39 am

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 13):
Seriously, what's wrong with you?

Wow, quite the backlash, guys!

We don't have any of those fancy schmancy restaurants that big cities have. This is a fairly rural town. The closest you'll get to "fine dining" is Red Lobster or Sandpiper restaurants. We don't even have an Olive Garden.

Perhaps I'm easier to please, but I've quite liked the food I've had at Applebees in the past. Wingers is another favourite.

And as for the portions: The two chicken breasts are actually fairly small. I'd say 4-5 ounces each. They just look larger in the picture.

So, my apologies if my palette is not as "refined". I have my favourite restaurants based on what's available, sheesh.
 
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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:53 am

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 13):
P.F. Changs - Maybe not as authentic as a hole-in-the wall Chinese joint, but still very good overall.

P.F. Chang's is to Chinese food what Chipotle is to Mexican food. It may taste decent, but don't for a second think it's anything close to authentic Chinese.

I don't have many pictures, but here's one I'll recommend: Super Comida in San Diego. The best Mexican food I've ever had (though I've admittedly never been to Mexico). I can't say whether it was truly authentic or not, but it was different from what I'd had before, and it tasted fantastic, so that's good enough for me.

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Quoting Aloha717200 (Reply 18):
We don't have any of those fancy schmancy restaurants that big cities have. This is a fairly rural town.

Is there really nothing good that isn't a chain? Doesn't have to be "fine dining" - hell, my picture is of a place where the food is served in a buffet. You stand in line, you tell the people what you want, they put in on a styrofoam plate on a plastic tray, you pay, and you take the tray to a table and sit down. Fancy it's not. Tasty it is. And that's what's really important.

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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:58 am

Quoting Mir (Reply 19):
Is there really nothing good that isn't a chain?

If the food tastes good should it matter whether it's a chain or not?

The thread didn't specify "no chain restaurants". If I like it, I like it, I've had plenty of terrible food at places that weren't chains.

And yeah, there's some great food here at non-chain restaurants. Chinese, mongolian, vietnamese, and mexican restaurants that are not national brands all serve good food here.
 
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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:15 pm

When I lived in Paris, this was my favourite restaurant, just down the street:

http://www.charles-victor.com/

You couldn't reserve a table, and it was ALWAYS full. Fixed price menu, no on-table menus, they just had a big chalk board on the wall.

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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:25 pm

Quoting Aloha717200 (Reply 20):
If the food tastes good should it matter whether it's a chain or not?

I'm sorry but chain food does not taste good. It's generic(read: food that doesn't taste like anything), almost never freshly prepared and usually overcooked.

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Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:41 pm

The Tides in Holetown, Barbados. I had the Risotto to start, then a "Thai Jumbo Shrimp Curry", finishing off with a "Homemade Double Delight Chunky Mars Bar and Oreo Cookie Cheesecake". May not sound like fine dining, but I assure you -- it is!

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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:52 pm

Quoting signol (Reply 21):

Shameless self-plug - I maintain a website that lists restaurants that cater for coeliacs, those with a gluten allergy. Usually this means places that mark whether menu items are gluten free or not, or if a restaurant is able to modify a dish. This certainly means that it becomes a "favourite" of mine! (or at least, of my wife, who needs this facility. The diesease makes eating out very difficult usually, unless we plan in advance.)
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Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:25 pm

Quoting Flight152 (Reply 22):
I'm sorry but chain food does not taste good. It's generic(read: food that doesn't taste like anything), almost never freshly prepared and usually overcooked

Food that doesn't tase like anything? At least now I know None of your opionions are fact based.
You are apparently a food snob, and an incondisderate one at that considering the statement above.
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Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:32 pm

Danny's BBQ
http://www.dannysbarbque.com/html/food.html

No pictures of what I usually get.

Shredded pork from a hickory smoked pig
Fired Corn on the cob
Texas Toast
Potatoe Salad

For desert homemade Banana pudding.

The sauces are made by the compnay with a nice spicy tomato based hot sauce.
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Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:05 pm

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 16):
It is pretty generic Asian food

But it's not even generic. It's some sort of American-wannabe-Asian fusion. I'm not saying it tastes bad, just that you would never find any of those dishes in Asia. Besides, you know it's not real Sichuan when you need to add Tabasco!

Quoting Mir (Reply 19):
P.F. Chang's is to Chinese food what Chipotle is to Mexican food. It may taste decent, but don't for a second think it's anything close to authentic Chinese.

  

Quoting Aloha717200 (Reply 18):
We don't even have an Olive Garden.

  

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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:19 pm

Whilst I cannot name a clear favorite; I was a big fan of the pizza at Giordanos whilst i was in Chicago.
Got to love that deep dish...

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Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:47 pm

I have several favourites and it happens that two of them are Gordon Ramsay establishments...

Claridges in Mayfair still maintains itself as my favourite - it is a beautiful atmosphere and it has never been terribly busy whenever I have been there. Some things I enjoyed last time I was there-

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Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Royal Hospital Road in Kensington is also very nice, for the desserts mostly...

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Mmm, truffles...

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Not so much a restaurant when I go there, but tea at the Ritz is also something to be experienced.
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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:07 pm

Quoting Flight152 (Reply 22):
I'm sorry but chain food does not taste good.

How a food tastes is entirely individual and is an opinion, it's as if you're telling me what my opinion is. Come on.

I agree with casinterest, apparently this thread isn't for the "rest of us"
 
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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:20 pm

One of my personal favourites is the Sree Krishna South Indian restaurant in Tooting, South London. The curries are excellent, but the Masala Dosai is to die for! I don't have any pics of the food, but here's a link to their website should you ever find yourself in the depths of South London:

http://www.sreekrishna.co.uk/1242.html
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Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:29 pm

There are a number of fine dining restaurants I enjoy, but my favourite "go there for any occasion" place is Napoli in Bocca in Haberfield, Sydney. Great woodfired pizza, but my regular order is the cozze e sugo picante (mussels with spicy tomato sauce)


(Sorry, not a great pic (stolen from a review site) - fresh black mussels, with a spicy tomto sauce, served with locally baked sourdough bread for sopping up the sauce!)
 
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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:13 am

Vietnam Kitchen in Louisville, KY is my favorite.

Sorry, no picture...the food doesn't last long enough.
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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:16 am

I've been there a few times, and did a weeks work experience in the ktichen. It's gets a 6 in the Good Food Guide which ispretty darn good.

http://www.alliumfood.co.uk/restaurant.html
 
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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:48 am

My next pick is "Sticky Rice Thai" in Chicago.



The best northern thai style sausages. So good!
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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:24 am

Quoting Mir (Reply 19):
It may taste decent, but don't for a second think it's anything close to authentic Chinese.

I know it's not. Same thing can be said for most ethnic places really.
 
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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:13 am

Quoting Coal (Reply 1):
- PS Cafe (It's international food and generally good for brunch, but what makes it so good is the location at Dempsey Hill)

Have you tried the PS Cafe on Prchard Road, in one of the shopping centres at the Tanglin end. It's not as "outdoorsy" but the setting is still nice and I believe the food is a LOT better

Quoting Coal (Reply 1):
- Movida (Probably best tapas I have ever had)

Absolutely love it. Looks like we have the same taste in restaurants

Quoting flykev (Reply 28):
Whilst I cannot name a clear favorite; I was a big fan of the pizza at Giordanos whilst i was in Chicago.
Got to love that deep dish...

My god, that's a pizza??!!

Quoting Flight152 (Reply 22):
I'm sorry but chain food does not taste good. It's generic

Well, not sure this is true. The humble Big Mac still has it's place in a finely balanced meal
 
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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:44 am

One of my favorites is Tien Dat, in Box Hill, Melbourne. Used to be a regular lunchtime haunt when I was working in the area, great Vietnamese food for very reasonable prices. Loved their Broken Rice & Grilled lemongrass beef, have a craving for some broken rice & spring rolls now, damn http://spatulaspoonandsaturday.wordp...-food-review-tien-dat-in-box-hill/
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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:56 pm

Quoting kiwiinoz (Reply 37):
Have you tried the PS Cafe on Prchard Road, in one of the shopping centres at the Tanglin end. It's not as "outdoorsy" but the setting is still nice and I believe the food is a LOT better

I have indeed. I like if you get outdoor seating in which case you are facing the garden of the Thai embassy. But I still like the Black & White house they have on Dempsey Hill (or Tanglin Rd or Tanglin Village or whatever they call it now). I think it's perfect for a 10am breakfast. A similar place if you haven't been to is Rider's Cafe, next to Mimolette.

Quoting kiwiinoz (Reply 37):
Absolutely love it. Looks like we have the same taste in restaurants

  

I've been to the one on Flinders & Hosier Ln. But I noticed there's another one, I think on Little Bourke St, somewhere between Swanston and Queen St?

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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:53 pm

I have a new all time favorite since August. It is WD-50 in New York. Simply amazing.
 
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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:50 pm

Fine Dining: Le Cellier Steakhouse in Epcot at Disneyworld. It was the nicest restaurant I have been to. And it would have been crazy expensive for our family if we didn't have a meal plan.

Chain: P.F. Changs

Fast Food: Chipotle, Chik-fil-A
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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:30 am

Everytime I was in London I would always have to visit WAGAMAMA Japanese Noodle Restaurant. I also went to one in Dublin as well. Some of the best Japanese Noodles (outside of Japan of course) for the price. I guess it started in London and there are quite a few spread throughout the city. My whole family loves the place so much that when we were in London for New Years 08/09 for a week we ended up eating at the place twice during our stay there... I saw on their website that they have one here in the USA on the campus of Harvard University as well as two others in the Boston area. If I'm ever in the Boston area I'm going to have to stop by, but they should really consider expanding further into the US Market...   

http://www.wagamama.us/
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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:46 pm

Yet another great find, this time in Kennesaw, GA: Bangkok Cabin. I had their Pad Kee Mao, which you can find the description in their menu here: http://www.bangkokcabin.com

No idea how authentic this place is as I've never been to Thailand. Oh and they won't allow me to copy and paste a picture of the dish.

I'll definitely be going back there.
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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:38 am

My favorite three local places:

Apollon - Lamb Chateaubraind, dolemades, mmm

http://www.apollonrestaurant.com/index.html

Taste of Thai - Nam Sod is god like

http://tasteofthaiinc.com/

Far East, no website but the Spicy Tuna Tartare is the bomb
 
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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:10 am

44 posts and no MEL?

Favorites

Indian: Moti Mahal, Delhi for Tandoori Chicken and Naan. None tastier anywhere.
French in France: La Truffe Noire, Paris (Neuilly) - the fish with beurre blanc blew my mind.
Steak: Peter Luger, Brooklyn.
'Indochinese' - Le Colonial, New York.
Best Fish Restaurant I just didn't get: Le Bernardin, NYC.
Best Restaurant in San Mateo: Applebees.
Fave Sushi/Sake afternoon: Geisha, NYC.
Most overrated : Minetta Grill, NYC, where they use words like 'Unctuous'.
Best Indian hole-in-the-wall in NYC: Minar (31st/5th)
Most atmospheric/romantic like in a NY movie: River Cafe, Brooklyn Heights.

That's all, folks!
 
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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:40 am

Here in AZ it is Los Dos Molinos. New Mexico cuisine based on Hatch chilis that are hot hot hot.
Back in Pittsburgh, it was hard for me to be happier with a meal as I was at Hoss's, a steak place that had on site butchers. Not sure if they are still open.

Special mention of a dessert I once had at The Cheesecake Factory that nearly made me ejaculate in my pants. It was a banana cream cheesecake that should probably be illegal.
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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:52 am

The Trojan Horse, in Bloomington, IN. May not be "real" Greek food, but it's still really good, filling, and cheap. Wife, kid and I can dine for under $25 depending on the mood I'm in. Hummus to die for, great gyros (says the wife) and a neat atmosphere. You can watch them cook and cut the lamb off the spit from the street.

Quoting flykev (Reply 28):
Whilst I cannot name a clear favorite; I was a big fan of the pizza at Giordanos whilst i was in Chicago.
Got to love that deep dish...

Being married to a once native Chicagoan, I was introduced to Chicago style deep dish at Gino's East. That stuff was mind blowing! And I got introduce my my second love: Italian beef from Portillo's.
 
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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:37 pm

Quoting flykev (Reply 28):
Giordanos

I heard they just filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/busine...ankruptcy-20110218,0,1438409.story

Giordanos is fine...for you tourists   Kidding, it's tasty, but I think there are better pizza places in Chicagoland. My favorite is Barone's, which is in the western suburb of Glen Ellyn. My mattress is made out of their dough...seriously, I'm not joking  
Quoting flyerboy1990 (Reply 41):
Chain: P.F. Changs

Agreed

Quoting flyerboy1990 (Reply 41):
Fast Food: Chipotle, Chik-fil-A

Agreed
 
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RE: Your Favorite Restaurants!

Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:44 pm

Next up, another place in Chicago! This place is called "Smoque BBQ" and its my favorite BBQ place in the city (that I've found so far at least).

http://www.smoquebbq.com/



Mmmmmmm, I could go for a brisket sandwich right now with some of that tangy cole slaw.

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