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Le Bernardin, NYC – Lunch

Because we have covered Le Bernardin in several other posts, I won’t repeat myself, except to say that lunches here are just as exceptional in food and even more exceptional in value. You can get a $45 or a $70 menu, compared to the dinner choices that are over $100. My group went for the … Continue reading

Skool, CA

Skool Executive Chef: Toshihiro Nagano Cuisine: Seafood, Japanese, Asian Fusion Neighborhood: SoMa Price: Appetizers 1$10-20; mains $20-$30 Address: 1725 Alameda Street,  San Francisco, CA 94103 Phone: 415-255-8800 Hours: Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm; Brunch: Sat-Sun 11am-3pm; Dinner: Tues-Sat 5pm-10pm, Sun-Mon 5pm-9pm Squeezed between two freeways in the SOMA/Design District neighborhood, Skool is a gem of a seafood … Continue reading

Gramercy Tavern, NYC

Gramercy Tavern Chef: Michael Anthony Cuisine: American Traditional Neighborhood: Gramercy Price: Dinner Prix Fixe – $88; Chef’s Tasting – $116; Vegetable Tasting – $98; Cocktails – $13, comprehensive wine list with affordable choices Phone: (212) 477-0777 Address:  42 E 20th St., New York, NY 10003 January brought with it truckloads of snow and my birthday. … Continue reading

Bouley, NYC

Bouley Chef: David Bouley Cuisine: French Neighborhood: Tribeca Price: $125 tasting menu, $200 with wine pairing; there is also an à la carte version available with appetizers around $20 and entrées around $40 Phone: (212) 964-2525 Address: 163 Duane St, NYC 10013 I went to Bouley with two friends for one of Jen’s many birthday celebrations. … Continue reading