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06-02-2010, 03:06 PM
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thanks for all the help and also is Anthony Bourdaine's restaurant Les Halles any good seeming it is not that far away from where we will be

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06-02-2010, 03:20 PM
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thanks for all the help and also is Anthony Bourdaine's restaurant Les Halles any good seeming it is not that far away from where we will be
Its a good bistro. It's not really his restaurant. He was the executive chef, but he's really not involved on a day to day basis.

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06-02-2010, 03:34 PM
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thanks for all the help and also is Anthony Bourdaine's restaurant Les Halles any good seeming it is not that far away from where we will be
I have enjoyed a few meals there. It's nothing out of this world, but it is a good place. Somewhat surprisingly, I always seem to get a better meal in the downtown location (Financial District) than in the location at Park and 29th.

Like Singn mentioned above though, he's really not that involved in it anymore.

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06-02-2010, 09:03 PM
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Went to Collicchio and Sons on Sunday, very unimpressed.

Service was very good, ambiance the same as Craftsteak, but the food stunk besides the desserts which isnt saying much of the "top chef".

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Went to Collicchio and Sons on Sunday, very unimpressed.

Service was very good, ambiance the same as Craftsteak, but the food stunk besides the desserts which isnt saying much of the "top chef".
I grew up with Tom ..played street hockey with him.

hes a Jersey Boy!

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06-02-2010, 10:33 PM
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i will be in town the 27th we are staying at the Thirty Thirty hotel is this place any good ? I would also like to know a couple of good restaurants too like a famous chef or 2
If you like steak, I highly recommend BLT Steak or BLT Prime. I've been to a fair share of steakhouses in NY, and this one is up there.

I heard that the chef, Laurent Tourondel, is no longer involved in overseeing operations at the NY chain of restaurants, but that shouldn't make a difference.

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06-03-2010, 08:16 AM
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I grew up with Tom ..played street hockey with him.

hes a Jersey Boy!
I love his other restaurants... just not this one. Quite a bit puzzled honestly.

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If you like steak, I highly recommend BLT Steak or BLT Prime. I've been to a fair share of steakhouses in NY, and this one is up there.

I heard that the chef, Laurent Tourondel, is no longer involved in overseeing operations at the NY chain of restaurants, but that shouldn't make a difference.
I've heard nothing but good things about BLT Steak. Pricey as all he_ll though.

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06-03-2010, 11:54 AM
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I love his other restaurants... just not this one. Quite a bit puzzled honestly.
I'm honestly not that surprised. I find 'wichcraft, one of his other restaurants, highly overrated. And he seems to be spreading himself a bit thin these days.

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06-03-2010, 12:43 PM
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I'm honestly not that surprised. I find 'wichcraft, one of his other restaurants, highly overrated. And he seems to be spreading himself a bit thin these days.
Recent celebrity status aside, Tom Colicchio really hasn't done anything noteworthy since Gramercy Tavern. And steakhouses have been the low hanging fruit of restaurants in the last 10 years.

If steak is an angle you're looking for, I really think Minetta Tavern does some wonderful things. BLT does have some damn tasty Yorkshires though.

Taking prissy and super high priced NYC landmarks out of the equation (Le Bernadin, etc), one of the best restaurants to open in the last few years has to be Prime Meats in Carroll Gardens. Cash only and no reservations are a *****, but a perfectly executed restaurant.

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06-05-2010, 10:37 AM
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I love his other restaurants... just not this one. Quite a bit puzzled honestly.
hard to keep the quality up when you have so many other things going on.

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and one last thing lolll are there any places that sells cases of beer around our hotel (thirty thirty) i've been told that you could only buy beer in supermarkets

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Bleecker Street near Father Demo square is awesome.

You have Rocco's pastry shop
John's Pizza
Murray's cheese
the bagel's on the square
Trattoria Spaghetto

over on MacDougal you have Mamoun's falafel

all highly recommended from a kid who grew up in the village

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Bleecker Street near Father Demo square is awesome.

You have Rocco's pastry shop
John's Pizza
Murray's cheese
the bagel's on the square
Trattoria Spaghetto

over on MacDougal you have Mamoun's falafel

all highly recommended from a kid who grew up in the village
You forgot on Macdougal street you have the Olive Tree Cafe/Comedy Cellar

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Tomorrow is a dark, dark day. ESPN Zone Times Square is closing. God, I ****ing loved that place.

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06-14-2010, 09:07 PM
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Tomorrow is a dark, dark day. ESPN Zone Times Square is closing. God, I ****ing loved that place.
WHAT?!?!?!

Is the place simply flat broke, or is there another reason they're shutting down?

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WHAT?!?!?!

Is the place simply flat broke, or is there another reason they're shutting down?
ESPN is shutting down all of the locations save for two in CA.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...060906292.html

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Which is some ********. Two locations so close to each other. If they're really doing less than what they want, okay, then keep LA and NYC.

I know it's a touristy place to go, but the food and atmosphere is too ****ing good. I don't care how expensive it is. I go there 2-3 times a month with my girlfriend. I love it so much.

I never thought I'd actually be this upset over a restaurant closing. It's like I've lost a dear friend.

I'm going to try to go tomorrow, even though I plan on being at the beach during the day. They close their doors at 11PM tomorrow for good.

I wonder if there will be a sale of some sort of all the stuff inside? I'd love to snatch up a TV or two as well as some ESPN Zone memorabilia to remember my dear lost friend.

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Hey guys, Bruins fan here in peace.

I've been thinking about coming down to New York City around August, and I was wondering if anyone knows any decent hotels that have a decent price tag.. Not looking for anything too fancy and too expensive or a **** hole.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Hey guys, Bruins fan here in peace.

I've been thinking about coming down to New York City around August, and I was wondering if anyone knows any decent hotels that have a decent price tag.. Not looking for anything too fancy and too expensive or a **** hole.

Any help would be appreciated.
1st, it would be best if you set a price range. Then, we can go from there to help you.

And I only say this because what you described as your wish list is pretty wide-ranging.

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I too come in peace. I'm headed to Webster Hall Thursday night and I'm taking the subway after I take a train into Penn Station.

So my next destination after Penn is the 34th and Union Square station. Just so I'm sure, where exactly is the entrance to that?

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I too come in peace. I'm headed to Webster Hall Thursday night and I'm taking the subway after I take a train into Penn Station.

So my next destination after Penn is the 34th and Union Square station. Just so I'm sure, where exactly is the entrance to that?
You'd have to take the N, Q, or R (RIP W) at Herald Square. When you exit Penn, head towards 34th St. When you're on 34th, walk east and cross 7th Ave. The Herald Square station is at the end of the block near Broadway, right by the Manhattan Mall.

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hard to keep the quality up when you have so many other things going on.
When you are putting your name on the door and personally cooking for the guests you have to make sure your game is on IMO.

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You'd have to take the N, Q, or R (RIP W) at Herald Square. When you exit Penn, head towards 34th St. When you're on 34th, walk east and cross 7th Ave. The Herald Square station is at the end of the block near Broadway, right by the Manhattan Mall.
and i can take any of the N Q or R?

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and i can take any of the N Q or R?
Not meant to be mean. Just a resource, that you should find very helpful.

www.hopstop.com

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