Two part question. 1. In '08 I ate at a restaurant in Manhattan, and I can't remember the name. It was on top of a building, there was a garden/atrium/bar outside the dining room. I remember seeing big king-like chars at each table. The menu listed a fantastic mac 'n cheese. Any ideas? 2. A friend told me about a great restaurant in Chinatown that has incredible steamed buns of all sorts. Does anyone know the name?
How do restaurants estimate how long you'll have to wait to be seated? [more inside]
Looking for romantic restaurants within the Loop (I think) Chicago. [more inside]
My family is going on a trip to San Francisco this spring (March 27-April 3). We're staying at the Grand Hyatt on Stockton Street. Food/Activity recommendations would be greatly appreciated! [more inside]
My wife and I will be spending a weekend at the Hard Rock Hotel in Tulsa for my 30th birthday. Need some ideas on restaurants and things to do... [more inside]
Where to eat and drink in Indianapolis this weekend? [more inside]
Are there any web sites that have unbiased restaurant reviews? [more inside]
[WageringWithFoodFilter] Bengals v. Jets...this time, it's for dinner. [more inside]
Hello, Vancouver! I will be in your city this weekend, and am looking for fun things to do and awesome places to hang out. I'm thinking of arriving New Years Day and leaving Saturday afternoon, but if there are fun things to do NYE, I would love to spend NYE there. [more inside]
We're going to be in Vancouver BC in late December, and would love your restaurant recommendations. [more inside]
My family is staying with me in Brooklyn this year for Christmas. If we don't murder each other before Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, does anyone have any recommendations for good restaurants that are open on Christmas Day in Brooklyn? For Christmas Eve, we were thinking about cooking at home but also ordering in, so any recommendations for that (I live in North Park Slope, so it would have to be somewhere close by)?
Please recommend romantic restaurants/cafes in Boston/Cambridge. I'd like to hear about anything you feel is exceptional and possibly off the beaten path.
Where to go for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner in NYC this Thursday? [more inside]
Quick! need a restaurant recommendation for London City / Shoreditch area, for tonight. Casual but not too casual. Was thinking St Johns Bread and Wine but I left it too late to get a table. [more inside]
What non-Halloween things should I do this weekend in Boston? [more inside]
I'm looking for a good restaurant near Rochester NY where we can go for Thanksgiving dinner. I can't see us cooking for hours when there's only going to be four of us this year. My wife is going to want to eat a traditional turkey dinner, although I wouldn't mind eating a steak if I can get one.
The folks over at Evil Mad Scientist Labs made a pretty comprehensive wallet-sized cheat sheet to help the uninitiated navigate Southern Indian menu items. I think it's well done, useful, and quite clever. I'd like to have something similar for all the world's cuisines. [more inside]
Looking for a BYOB (bring your own beer) restaurant in Charlotte, NC. I have searched AskMeFi for Charlotte eateries so I have a few ideas, but no mention of BYOB. This is for a bachelor party and the groom would prefer a BBQ joint but is open to other suggestions. Thanks.
How do restaurants cook rice?
Going near Baton Rouge, LA for work. I need suggestions of good hotels to stay in the $80-$100 a night range. I also need suggestions of things to do in the evenings. Thanks! [more inside]
Help us find a great first anniversary restaurant in Chicago! [more inside]
NYC party-filter: I need a private-ish room for an after-party in November. Caveats inside. [more inside]
Austin TX restaurant recommendations for a group of eight guys getting together for the weekend, esp. BBQ and Mexican. [more inside]
What's an acceptable level of prodding and poking (with one's bare hands) and tasting by a chef? [more inside]
Why do all strip mall chinese restaurants taste the same? [more inside]
We are looking for non-chain restaurants in Orlando & Miami for a family with young kids [more inside]
What's the business benefit of free bread at restaurants? [more inside]
My parents are celebrating their 10th anniversary in Quebec City. They are staying in Sainte-Foy, on Hochelaga Blvd. I want to get them a gift certificate for a nice but not too fancy restaurant; nice enough so it's special, but not over-the-top, five-star nice. I want $200 to cover it. Thoughts? Thanks!
I just moved to Philly and I want to know what some of the best places to eat around town are. I've checked Philly Magazine, but a lot of those restaurants seem to be upscale and out of my price range. What are some affordable, good places that I should check out? I'm interested in all varieties of food, so any suggestions are welcome.
I need suggestions for South Bend, Indiana restaurants. [more inside]
Where can we make out with French boys, what foodie things can I not miss in Paris, and what is the Kampa Park of Brussels? [more inside]
Where can I take my grandparents out to lunch in North Seattle that isn't Marie Callendar's? [more inside]
I would like to have great breakfast and ice cream in Seattle. Can you help? Nearer to Hotel Andra the better. [more inside]
San Jose/Silicon valley recommendations for spas *or* veggie restaurants for getting a gift certificate. Please help me! [more inside]
I'm a big fan of foods and restaurant chains that are region-specific (think Moxie soda, whoopie pie, Petro's, and Maid-Rite). I'm taking a roadtrip through Montana, Utah, and Idaho next month. What should I check out?
So I'm 6 hours into my 4 month stay in San Francisco and I need recommendations for places to while away the hours. I'm staying in Nob Hill. Can anyone recommend low-key (and inexpensive) pubs, restaurants, etc that are easily accessible from here? FWIW, I moved here from Carroll Gardens/Boerum Hill in Brooklyn - so that's the kind of environment I'm accustomed to. Many thanks!
What are the best soul food/creole restaurants in New Orleans? I'm not looking for fancy restaurants, but rather places where anyone can afford to eat and the food can't be beat. (asking anonymously for surprise reasons)
Where to eat in Raleigh? [more inside]
I want to buy two gift certificates for restaurants in North Port or Port Charlotte Florida area. One for a wonderful fine dining experience and the other for the best pizza. Suggestions? Thanks in advance.
If you are a waitress, can you deduct from your taxes the amount that your restaurant requires you to tip-out to your bussers? (In my case, this generally amounts to $8-$15 for every shift I work.) [more inside]
How can I find out what restaurants (or other stores) treat their employees well? [more inside]
If your best friend was going to Savannah, GA, where would you tell them to eat? [more inside]
Cross-country road trip filter: The boyfriend and I are driving from Atlanta to the SF Bay area for our jobs at Berkeley and LLNL, respectively. This question encompasses several smaller questions about such a road trip. [more inside]
I am hunting for two specific restaurants in Denver and Centennial, both based on vague clues from well-intentioned acquaintances. 1: Someone said not to miss a "Mexican Jazz place"? Not Casa Bonita, I think. 2. Around I-25 in Centennial(?): Something pronounced "Ruby Doo's", though I suspect it's something like Rubidoux? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend some great restaurants in Venice or Rome? [more inside]
ChicagoFilter: For his birthday, I am taking my husband to the live taping of This American Life at the Chicago Theatre. Where should we eat beforehand? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good restaurant/sports bar in the Pioneer Valley (Western MA) area to watch tomorrow's Red Sox home opener? Preferably a place with many TVs, good food, and not too too many undergraduate students?
How big is the largest U.S. city without a Chinese restaurant? [more inside]
TravelWiki: Tips, Suggestions or Advice on Things to do in Istanbul. Off to Istanbul for 5 days (4ppl -2 Couples). What must we do? [more inside]