I'm looking for restaurant recommendations in Brooklyn and the UWS -- whatcha got, MeFi? [more inside]
Good eats in Modesto/Merced, California area? [more inside]
Where can I find flaming coffee in the Southwest or West Coast? [more inside]
Hey all, I'm looking for a fancy, expensive, special occasion type restaurant in Ottawa that has more than one Vegetarian entree on the menu. I'm taking my vegetarian girlfriend out for our anniversary and am having trouble finding any "fine dining" type places that have some veggie items on the menu. She is strict vegetarian so fish is out. Italian is always an option but I was hoping the hive mind could come up with some other ideas.
Where is the finest place for late afternoon tea and cake in Philadelphia? Also dinner. [more inside]
MeFites who know Tokyo well, help! Where can I find a good tabehodai (all-you-can-eat) restaurant in Ikebukuro this Sunday for White Day? [more inside]
Where can my girlfriend and I eat during our trip to Chicago? I am allergic to peanuts, nuts, soy, and (less seriously) crustaceans. [more inside]
Heading to San Diego the first week in April with my sister and need help with suggestions to must drink, eat and see places. [more inside]
As a result of my family, I've been a fairly mindful tipper for restaurants/bars/etc. involving service and have adjusted the percentage I tip based on what's considered the norm irrespective of quality of service (now, doubling tax which is close to 10% in CA and rounding up). I ran across minimum wages for tipped employees as a result of an argument with a cheap tipper and discovered that in CA waitstaff is paid at least minimum wage ($8, and higher in SF) without tip credit. I've looked at previous AskMes about dealing with bad tippers, contextual tipping, and others. Knowing that tipping in CA no longer goes toward maintaining basic wages, (based on size/# of staff, i.e. tip out), would it be socially acceptable to move toward a quality-based criteria for the value of the tip, and what would you consider an appropriate minimum assuming a properly run restaurant where employees are getting paid on-time and full salaries? Feel free to correct me if I've misunderstood anything.
What's a good Montreal bar for watching the Olympics? [more inside]
How much do you tip out the house? How about the kitchen? And in total to all support? [more inside]
Hyper-specific question about bars and happy hours on Manhattan's West Side. [more inside]
We've got $250 to spend on dinner in Chicago. Sweet. Difficulty: [more inside]
Anyone know a good pizza restaurant in the vicinity of UCL, Gower Street? [more inside]
I have an electronics/meow related question... [more inside]
Can anyone give the proper names for these items: [more inside]
Tell me about chain restaurants still operating near you that had been successful in the distant past, but where there's now only a few remaining restaurants nationwide. [more inside]
I'm looking for good restaurants in Toronto where vegetarians and omnivores can eat happily together. [more inside]
WaiterFilter: Is it proper to have to tip out your bartender when he/she is also the owner of the restaurant? [more inside]
Help me find a DC restaurant that would please a dozen academics. [more inside]
Where can I eat dinner and take in views of the Golden Gate bridge? [more inside]
Help us shop and eat well in Hong Kong. [more inside]
What's a good "Mom & Dad are in town and want to take us to dinner" restaurant in Manhattan, preferably by Union Square? [more inside]
A year or two ago there was a post about a restaurant that only took reservations 1 year ahead of time at about 7 am Eastern time in the morning. Does anyone remember this? I would like to get this as a present for my parents.
Are there any restrictions on what kind of meat is allowed to be served in U.S. restaurants? [more inside]
What's th best Italian restaurant on the South Shore of Boston? Bonus points for proximity to Quincy . . .
I'm turning 16 this weekend, and decided to get together with some friends for dinner. Problem is, I have no idea where to go. Suggest a Vancouver restaurant for five 16-18 year olds on a Sunday night? [more inside]
Where will we be able to eat dinner in Vienna on 31 December without pre-booking? [more inside]
I need links to interesting websites and enjoyable books about the history of and current practices of beer making and beer tasting. I start a new bartending job soon, and I may have scored it by pretending to know more than I really do about brew. [more inside]
Milwaukee Filter: Where is a good place to host a get together for around 20 people with food for an average of 10-15 bucks per person? [more inside]
A friend of mine are planning a "BBQ Road Trip." Hitting up five or six major cities in the South, with the aim of getting a representative taste of the various styles of American BBQ. What cities would you include on this list, and what restaurant in each city would you choose to go to? [more inside]
A nice place to eat in Seoul? Maybe between $100-200 for 2 people? [more inside]
What kinds of beer should by brother serve at his restaurant? [more inside]
Help me find a great Long Beach or North Orange County restaurant for my rehearsal dinner. [more inside]
Please recommend me a an excellent restaurant in Philadelphia. [more inside]
Santa Barbara Thanksgiving Dinner Location [more inside]
Visiting New York for the first time (from Australia) in a couple of weeks. Will be travelling solo, and am looking for hotel and food recommendations. [more inside]
Where to go for a fancypants Montreal dinner on short notice? Details inside... [more inside]
Is there a Yelp-type site for restaurants in Paris (or Europe, as a whole)? [more inside]
Visiting Old Port section of Portland, ME and looking for a nice restaurant for a family with kids aged 10 & 12. Would like something nicer than a chain with burgers (though it's great if they are on the menu) and pizza, but not as high end Caiola's (pate and goat cheese won't go over well with the kids). We are hoping for a nice sit down, local beer and ambiance would be great. We are staying at the Portland Regency Hotel and would prefer something within walking distance. Oh we are definitely going to Bintliff's for breakfast on Sunday.
NYC Filter: I'm getting a financial windfall in a couple weeks, and have decided to treat myself: salon, massage, and then taking myself out somewhere. but...I've been broke so long I don't know where to go. Help? [more inside]
I'm trying to figure out the name of a restaurant (burger joint) that is probably within 100 miles of some edge of Yellowstone National Park. What I remember: it served buffalo burgers, and had an alliterative name with a woman's name and some sort of negative adjective. That adjective may have been "horrible," i'm more certain that it started with the letter "h." I seem to remember some piece of lore about the owner or maybe the owner's son being a chainsmoker. Google fails me. Help!
Restaurantfilter: Downtown Chicago, dinner recommendations for a couple of grad students with a foodie bent in town for a conference. [more inside]
What is the best place fora foodie to eat in STL? [more inside]
Is a short-course culinary school worth it? Does it offer any cred toward haute cuisine sous-chef and chef positions, or is it for suckers who'll work at Applebees forever? [more inside]
What are your restaurant recommendations for Sunday lunch in Van Nuys or surrounding areas? [more inside]
How can I easily darken already varnished wood? [more inside]
Left my phone at the restaurant/bar after dinner, went back and was told they had it but the waitress had misplaced it. Is there anything I can do? [more inside]
How to deal with a rude table next to you at a restaurant? [more inside]
Where in Seattle has good vegan lunch options? Don't want a strictly vegan venue, as the rest of us are omnivores, and we'd like to wash our lunch down with beer, if possible.