Tag Archives: restaurant

Lulu & Me Gastrobar: Manhattan

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This sign has nothing to do with the rest of the look of the restaurant or the food- which is a mixture of small and large dishes from many cuisines- but it certainly is appealing.

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SFoglio: Manhattan

Serene, yes?I adore this restaurant. It is small,friendly and has amazing imaginative Italian food.Can be hard to get into, but so worth it.

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Six Main: Chester,CT

Following the thread of extra toilet paper, here is a strange way to solve the problem I think. My second visit to this recently opened vegetarian restaurant. Loved my first meal there. Not so keen about this one. I did run into someone yesterday who was raving about her lunch there recently. Maybe I ordered the wrong dishes this time. I will certainly be back.

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Restaurant L&E: Chester, CT

So gay and irreverent. Notice the glimpse of red nipples just over the top of this chef's apron. Love the French attitude about both food and sexuality. My first visit since this restaurant ws renovated. Bravo both for decor and for food. Make a reservation soon. It is sure to be hard to get one as the word gets out.

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Heirloom at The Study: New Haven, CT

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This looks like an expensive spa restroom more than a trendy hotel/restaurant one. Notice the choice of cloth or paper for drying your hands. Hard to see, but the flat surface with the kleenex box is lit from underneath. Totally cool. The food was good as well. Loved the fresh taste of the olive oil on the light, crusty slices of bread. Some unusual offerings liked smokes, sauteed ramps and kale salad. Everyone in the group of 5 was happy.

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Oyster Club: Mystic, CT

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I love places that have WCs so no one has to wait in line unnecessarily. That's a seashell on the wodden sign and you can see a glimpse of the sea blue inside the restroom, oicking up the theme of this seaport town. This totally charming new addition to the Mystic restaurant scene boasts a chef fromChester's  River Tavern and a maitre d from Hartford's Firebox. They are a winning combination. Well worth a half hour drive to eat or simply to have a drink in the cozy bar or, when the warm weather holds, on the outdoor terrace.

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Prune: Manhattan

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On the other side of this charming door is the restaurant... no hall, no divider..straight into the tables of which there are only about 8. A bit disconcerting to be so close. My friend had raved about the place. It was good, but not worth the trek.

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Uncle Nick’s: Manhattan

Posted in Commercial Space, Decor |

I believe they are going for a weathered Greek look here. The non-descript exterior and rather plain interior of this restaurant belies the authenticity of the food. This ws simply some of the best and freshest Greek food I have ever had. Glad it is on 29th and 8th, so not too far from my apartment. I will be back.

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Butter: Manhattan

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Nice restroom with a buttery hue to it. This is a very cool restaurant with very good food. An excellent choice if you are going to The Public Theater or Joe's Pub. It was my first time and I will be back to explore this neighborhood more.

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Nectar: Manhattan

Posted in Commercial Space, Rolls |

What a sensable way to deal with a basic necessity of a crowded lunch place with lots of turnover. Getting through the tightly packed tables and scurrying waiters to get into the restroom is hard enough. Having to hunt for someone to bring more toilet paper would be impossible. Caught a bite of lunch with a friend after seeing the Stein exhibit at the Met. WOW. Had no idea their collection was so extensive. And the grilled cheese sandwich was darn good as well.

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