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.
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.
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]
IShouldKnowThisFilter: What are some restaurants with nice atmosphere and good food to go to in the Princeton/Trenton, NJ area for Valentines? [more inside]
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]
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]
Is there an app that will tag bars and restaurants that haven't yet visited, but intent to? [more inside]
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?
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]
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!
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!
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]
Any NYC restaurants that serve edible insects or game meat? [more inside]
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.
Why couldn't we sit at that table in that restaurant? [more inside]
Help me gamble and eat during a six-hour Vegas layover. [more inside]
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]
Can you recommend a London restaurant that meets my specific needs? [more inside]
DC filter: I am heading out to a conference next week that will be held in DC and am looking for restaurants to visit and things to do with a toddler while there. [more inside]
We are looking for the best food-related stops on our drive from Washington D.C. to central Connecticut. [more inside]
ATTN: Indy -> Chicago Transplants... Please help me find somewhere similar to Cafe Zuppa. [more inside]
I'll be visiting the Corning New York Glass Museum this weekend with 2 college students. After a fabulous day we'll be looking for a great restaurant for dinner. Any suggestions from savvy locals? For them - fun, hip, alcohol. For me - a less than ear-splitting decibel level. Can you suggest the perfect place?
Is there a way to see a list of Top Chef Texas restaurants/episode locations before Nov. 12? Failing that, I would appreciate some MeFite recommendations of the Top Chef foodie-type restaurants in San Antonio/Austin area. [more inside]
SF-filter: Please recommend a brunch place that is pretty much exactly like The Sycamore, but isn't The Sycamore. [more inside]
Please help me find some events, nice restaurants, and semi-formal occasions to get really dressed up for in and around southern New England, and not feel overdressed, for a bunch of 45-year-olds?
I'm looking for recommendations for a really nice restaurant in NYC to send my parents to as a thank you. [more inside]
Bay area foodie goes to NY for a week--which restaurants do I need to visit? [more inside]
Where should we eat while we're in St. John's, Newfoundland? [more inside]
Brunch in Chicago with toddler? After-dinner drinks for the parents? [more inside]
Where should we go to eat in London? We are interested in experiencing something different/quirky and not outrageously expensive but we don't need to cheap out either. We'll probably try Babalou which existed as a vegetarian restaurant when we lived in London but has now changed hands and name. [more inside]
If you arrive early for a table reservation, is there a chance you can get the table then, or do you necessarily have to wait? In other words, have you booked a particular table which, if free, could be given to you? Is showing up early by 10 or 20 minutes rude or preferred? [more inside]
I'm looking for a nice restaurant in Traverse City, MI to take my wife for our anniversary. I am looking to spend under $100 as we are on a pretty tight budget while camping. We don't need super fancy but a non-chain would be nice. I prefer a non-ethnic restaurant, hopefully one that has gluten-free food offerings. (I have celiac's.)
I'll be in St Louis with my girlfriend and her 8 year old daughter Sunday evening through Monday afternoon to hit the Zoo. We wanted to do one meal at Crown's Candy and one at Pappy's Smokehouse but they will both be closed by the time we get there Sunday. Any scoop on good St Louis eats open on a Sunday night? Any style is good, but rustic, homey and even "divey" is better (The girl is partial to BBQ, soul food, baked goods, Mexican and Italian). There seem to be many great restaurants, but the "open-Sunday-night" bit seems to be the challenge. Thanks!
Help me plan a date in LA! [more inside]
Seeking: romantic weekend in a charming New England town. [more inside]
What are the alternatives, while on vacation, to devoting so much time to looking for restaurants and eating in restaurants? It seems like vacations are way too much about consuming meals. [more inside]
Seeking all night restaurant in San Diego with specific requirements. [more inside]
Pancakes and neighborhood bistro/cafe/restaurant in Milwaukee. Quite specific inside. You have never let me down (recommendations in Philly outstanding) [more inside]
ISO reasonably priced, fun, "non-touristy" restaurants within a small radius of the Millennium Mayfair Hotel on Grosvener Square [more inside]
Would a fast food restaurant in midtown have closed on 9/11? What about 9/12? [more inside]
What are the best vegetarian-friendly restaurants in Bloomington, Indiana? What else should I be sure to do while I'm there for a conference this weekend?
I'm looking for London Restaurants that serve Tripe. Where have you seen Tripe on the Menu? [more inside]
Headed to Columbus for Origins, and trying to stick to the 4 Hour Body diet (essentially low carb, no dairy other than butter & eggs, no sugar, fruit, etc) - any suggestions on places we could eat near Greater Columbus Convention Center? [more inside]
I am suddenly going to Berlin, and I'm looking for excellent ways to spend an afternoon. What should I do from 1pm until bedtime? [more inside]
have you worked at a restaurant that uses seamlessweb for lunch deliveries to office buildings? [more inside]
Where are the publicly accessible rooftop gardens (can be bars/restaurants) in NYC? [more inside]
Good ethnic food in London. Tell me about it. [more inside]
My wife and I will be in Moscow in the latter part of June and would like to learn of some reasonably priced restaurants from some of you who might be living there now or who might have visited there recently. We’re willing to consider most cuisines. Thanks in advance.
Looking for a place in New Orleans to host a casual meetup during a conference. Any ideas? [more inside]
What's a good breakfast place near Earl's Court in London? My boss will be there next week for the London Book Fair and could use a place with good breakfast to meet with various people in the mornings before the fair.