We're driving back from Harbin Hot Springs to the Bay Area on Monday (through Napa, Calistoga, Healdsburg, etc.) and we're looking for a place to have a reasonably priced dinner (though I know some places will be closed on a Monday). This means nicer than deli sandwiches but no Cyrus, no French Laundry, etc. Any recommendations?
posted by foxy_hedgehog
on Aug 10, 2012 -
In late August we'll be driving from upstate NY to the Black Hills in S. Dakota, almost entirely on I-86 in NY and I-90 the remainder of the way. We take this trip to visit relatives periodically and over the years we've found some good but brief diversions along the way to give small breaks from the monotony -- great Japanese gardens in Rockford, IL; the kitschy Spam Museum in MN; Amish restaurants in Shipshewanna, IN; the West side market in Cleveland on weekends (our timing is bad for that this time); Carr's cheese in Mauston, WI. We take 2 days out (stay in W suburbs of Chicago), 3 days back (stays in Tomah, WI and Bowling Green, OH). Any recommendations are gratefully accepted, noting that we don't want to get detoured from our route (nothing that's more than 15-20 mi from the interstate, pretty much) because we do have a destination with relatives waiting to see us, and that it'll probably be mid-week travel each way.
posted by aught
on Jul 31, 2012 -
Where should I go for a really, really good meal in Depoe Bay, Newport or Lincoln City Oregon? Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by OrangeDisk
on Jul 20, 2012 -
Toronto-filter: Some of my boss-doctors are visiting Toronto for a conference this weekend, and are looking for nice restaurants close to the Westin Harbour Castle (which is next to the Toronto Islands Ferry Terminal and between the feet of Yonge and Bay Streets). They tend to be adventurous eaters, and like quiet atmospheres, and will need both quick food and sit-down meals as they are there for 4 days. [more inside]
posted by joannemerriam
on Jul 20, 2012 -
Going to be in Halifax this weekend, starting late tonight! Looking for recommendations, especially regarding scallops, whale watching, and the level of terror the Cabot Trail might invoke. [more inside]
posted by lockedroomguy
on Jul 11, 2012 -
Driving from Sacramento to Chicago along I-80. Any must-stop restaurants along the route (breakfast/lunch/dinner), without too much of a detour? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie
on Jun 27, 2012 -
I'm going on a trip to New York in the middle of July, and I'd like to have a meal at one of the fancier restaurants in the city -- say, Eleven Madison Park or Jean Georges. Unfortunately, I didn't plan things out very far in advance, so I don't have a reservation. What should I do to maximize my chances of getting a seat? [more inside]
posted by archagon
on Jun 27, 2012 -
What would be the best choice for a fancy Sunday brunch in/around Boston? Looking for a replacement for Aujourd'hui at the Four Seasons, which has closed.
posted by Perplexity
on Jun 14, 2012 -
DC restaurant recommendation in Dupont - looking for a quieter place for a work dinner [more inside]
posted by seesom
on Jun 4, 2012 -
I'm going to be working in a corn field in Noblesville, IN, for three days. Do you have recommendations for either the field work or restaurants in Noblesville? [more inside]
posted by maryr
on Jun 2, 2012 -
I'm organizing a group trip to New Orleans in June. There will be 12-13 of us and I'm trying to find a Friday-night casual restaurant and a Sunday brunch spot in the French Quarter that will take reservations for such a large group. (French Quarter preferred as it's near the hotel and some folks have walking issues, but we can possibly branch out with cabs, etc.) [more inside]
posted by GaelFC
on May 22, 2012 -
Any suggestions for a restaurant in Baltimore where we can have (just) dessert for ~20 people following the Goucher graduation? A reservation would be ideal to assuage the stress of relatives. [more inside]
posted by brackish.line
on May 9, 2012 -
Spending a long weekend in D.C. Looking for off the beaten path restaurant, app suggestions & other recommendations. [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari
on May 4, 2012 -
Where in Austin can I host 25-45 people for boardgaming between 1-6 PM that will cost me less than $300? [more inside]
posted by Zorz
on Apr 9, 2012 -
I'm visiting Houston, TX this Saturday to reconnect with a childhood friend & need specific recommendations for places for food & drink. She's casual t-shirt & jeans, hates overpriced food, & likes dive bars while I'm more dressy, into the latest food fads, & prefer wine bars. Is there a place in Houston that would appeal to us both? [more inside]
posted by lychee
on Apr 5, 2012 -
Heading to Miami in a few weeks for a conference. Would love to hear your food recommendations and must-not-miss attractions/neighborhoods/beaches. [more inside]
posted by sararah
on Apr 2, 2012 -
I will be staying in a rented apartment at 28th St and 2nd Ave in the Kips Bay Area of New York City for a week at the end of April. Can anyone familiar with the area (Kips Bay, Manhattan) orient me to local transportation, fun activities, and good eats? [more inside]
posted by SamFrancisco
on Mar 19, 2012 -
I am going to a conference in Aarhus, Denmark, and booked to arrive a couple of extra days early, so I could do some sightseeing in Copenhagen. THEN I realised that I'll be arriving on Easter Sunday. So I'm doomed, right? [more inside]
posted by lollusc
on Mar 6, 2012 -
Suggestions for restaurants in New York with of cuisines that start with the letter "G"? [more inside]
posted by taltalim
on Mar 6, 2012 -
Looking for a relatively high-end San Francisco restaurant that can seat a party of 10 in a private or semi-private room next Tuesday night. [more inside]
posted by rosa
on Mar 3, 2012 -
Kansas City Eats: Where are your favorite places to eat in the greater KC, MO area? I'd especially love to hear about some hole-in-the-wall BBQ places. [more inside]
posted by sararah
on Mar 2, 2012 -
My wife and I will be in London in two weeks and would love your suggestions on great pubs, gastropubs, bars and other nightlife activities. We are interested in fun places with local flavour, not touristy places. Inexpensive is preferred but not mandatory.
posted by cjets
on Feb 21, 2012 -
Restaurant Recommendations in Vienna VA (near Jammin' Java)? My wife and myself have tickets for Willie Nile at Jammin' Java on Saturday night. We've decided to call this Saturday evening our Valentine's Day and make a night of it by getting a decent dinner before the show.
I know there are a gazillion restaurants in the general area - what's a good non-chain choice for dinner for 2 in the $40-50 neighborhood? My wife doesn't like sushi, so that is out. I'm familiar with the chili at Jammin' Java, but hunched over a folding chair trying to eat chili without spilling it isn't the dinner scene we are looking for Sat night; no matter how damn good the chili might be.
posted by COD
on Feb 8, 2012 -
Can you list some bars and restaurants in DC that would be good for a group of 10-12, all 21+? I'm open to making reservations, but a) bars probably don't take them and b) it would also be nice to be able to descend on a location or two in a more impromptu fashion as the weekend develops. Neighborhoods and other relevant details within. [more inside]
posted by juliplease
on Jan 23, 2012 -
IShouldKnowThisFilter: What are some restaurants with nice atmosphere and good food to go to in the Princeton/Trenton, NJ area for Valentines? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim
on Jan 21, 2012 -
Working in Singapore for 3 weeks in February. Staying at the Regent hotel near Orchard Road. Where to go to find a coffee shop to relax and read a book? Where to eat a casual dinner without feeling awkward about being alone? Where to find a yoga class? A rock climbing gym? Where to have a cocktail? Also, a hostel or cheap but not sketchy hotel/bed and breakfast recommendation for one night? [more inside]
posted by never.was.and.never.will.be.
on Jan 18, 2012 -
I'm headed to Dallas, TX, this weekend. I'm vegetarian. Where should I eat? I will be in the downtown area with no car. [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee
on Jan 18, 2012 -
Is there an app that will tag bars and restaurants that haven't yet visited, but intent to? [more inside]
posted by R_Kamidees
on Jan 17, 2012 -
Are there any restaurants in the Bay Area other than the Tonga Room or Rainforest Cafe that, like the Blue Bayou at Disneyland, provide an environment that makes you feel like you're outdoors while you're dining indoors?
posted by eschatfische
on Jan 15, 2012 -
Chicago locals- what are your favorite low and moderately priced restaurants? We recently moved to Chicago, and we're looking for new places to try. [more inside]
posted by b_alex_a
on Jan 9, 2012 -
Simple question: Where do we need to eat and sleep in Madrid and Barcelona?
We are planning a summer trip to Spain (4 nights in Madrid, 2 nights in Barcelona, 1 night in Girona).
The Girona portion of the trip is set -- dinner at El Celler de Can Roca
for an extravagant birthday experience.
What we need are suggestions for restaurants and hotels in Madrid and Barcelona.
(We're also planning day trips to Segovia and Toledo, so you could include lunch spots in those places if you'd like.)
A few notes: we are fairly sophisticated dinners, but we also love simple, straightforward food-of-the-people. Our hotel tastes run toward contemporary/modern, but we're not opposed to something classic -- we just want to avoid international chains.
Thanks for any/all suggestions!
posted by tmharris65
on Jan 1, 2012 -
Cleveland restaurant filter: What are your favorite restaurants in Cleveland? Visiting here, interested in any cuisine in any part of town—just looking for the proverbial "best" restaurants (however you might personally judge that). Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell
on Dec 22, 2011 -
I'll be in Washington D.C. from December 26th to the 31st. I'm staying at the Omni Shoreham in Woodley Park. Please tell me about cheap vegetarian eats, good coffee shops and bars, and free wifi in my neighborhood and elsewhere. [more inside]
posted by Beardman
on Dec 22, 2011 -
Going to Washington, D.C. next week. Looking for some upscale restaurants and local events to keep me occupied - lectures, film screenings, and the like. I'll be in town from the 11th to the 16th.
posted by matkline
on Dec 9, 2011 -
I'll be in Irvine for work this coming week and will have Tuesday and Wednesday evening to myself. Please help me not waste those two nights in my hotel room eating overpriced room service. [more inside]
posted by Lexica
on Nov 27, 2011 -