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Lunch at Waterbar, San Francisco

Exterior, interiors, open kitchen, view of bar, close up of the oyster bar, and the menu A relative hidden gem to have a calm, delicious, seafood lunch near Ferry Building Marketplace is Waterbar Restaurant. It’s about a half mile walk from tourist central. The Waterbar is a sprawling, two-level restaurant with exposed brick walls, lots of natural light flooding in from the windows, and two floor-to-ceiling fish tank columns. At the bar, features the day’s catch of various oysters. There’s even an outdoor patio to soak in some sun and a spectacular view of the Oakland Bay Bridge. (more…)

Lunch at Colicchio & Sons: Tap Room

Colicchio & Sons: Tap Room; Interior A few weeks ago, on a dreary, cold, and blustery, Thursday afternoon, I planned an early lunch for Restaurant Week with my two friends at Colicchio & Sons: Tap Room. I do admit I’m going on a streak eating at Tom Colicchio-owned restaurants for Restaurant Week but as I might have indicated from my last RW post, it’s one of the better reputable ones on that list. Other reasons why I was there: I’m curious if the food is as good as Times’ head food critic, Sam Sifton said back in 2010 and it’s..

Lunch at Colicchio & Sons: Tap Room

Colicchio & Sons: Tap Room; Interior A few weeks ago, on a dreary, cold, and blustery, Thursday afternoon, I planned an early lunch for Restaurant Week with my two friends at Colicchio & Sons: Tap Room. I do admit I’m going on a streak eating at Tom Colicchio-owned restaurants for Restaurant Week but as I might have indicated from my last RW post, it’s one of the better reputable ones on that list. Other reasons why I was there: I’m curious if the food is as good as Times’ head food critic, Sam Sifton said back in 2010 and it’s..

The Most Decadent Burger I Ever Ate at db Bistro Moderne

Interior I had lunch with an employee of the Dinex Group (a press company owned by Chef/Owner Daniel Boulud) at db Bistro Moderne. As it was my first time there, this place struck me as the restaurant catered to the theater lovers (it’s pretty close to Times Square), business people, and ladies who lunch who want well executed bistro fare. The Original db Burger As this was my first time eating there, it was suggested to try their trademark burger: The Original db Burger. At $32, it is the most expensive burger I’ve ordered and it reads very decadent on..

Saturday Lunch at Seasonal

Several weeks ago, I asked my family if they would like to go out eating at Sesonal, the 1* Michelin-rated, Austrian restaurant that’s located in Midtown West. Everyone except my father could attend and we set the date back last Saturday. My reasoning was the fact there aren’t that many restaurants in Manhattan that serves Austrian food (the other place I know of and went to is Cafe Sabarsky in the Neue Galerie located in the Upper East Side) and the menu sounds different and enticing enough that my family is willing to try. My mother, brother and I perused..

4Food Lunch Preview

At the counter & Interior/stairway Yesterday, Midtown Lunch held the 4food preview event, and lucky for me, I gotten a sneak preview of one of probably the most talked about fast food chain as of the past week. Initially, I heard of it from my friend Andrew who almost obsessively talked about 4Food weeks before I really read about this on the food blogs. Reading about 4Food on their site, I’m a bit of a skeptic as to how they can make their food “de-junked” and with the plethora of ways you can build your burger (with 6-7 different types..

Lunch at Del Posto

It’s been three years since I ate at Del Posto. Back then, it was still considered an ambitious restaurant with its grand space with an enoteca, a sort of bar/lounge space that’s considered the casual portion of the restaurant, co-owned by superstar chefs Mario Batali, Lidia Bastianich, and her son, Joseph Bastianich. In winter 2009, Del Posto renovated the space to get rid of the enoteca and make it as luxurious as the dining room itself with a greater ambition to get the coveted 4-star rating from the NY Times. Since then, I haven’t been to Del Posto as my..

Luxurious Lunch at Ledoyen

In NYC, I have my fair share of lavish dining: Eleven Madison Park, the lunch tasting menu at The Modern Dining Room, Jean Georges, and Marea. All were very good to excellent experiences but frankly, I’m getting bored with NYC fine dining. The restaurants that I’ve went to over the span of a few years pretty much kept the menu almost the same except configuring the flavors according to season. In other words, I’m a jaded New Yorker and the fine dining scene here is getting monotonous. I’ve asked the good people of France Chowhound what three-star Michelin restaurant in..

Lunch at SHO Shaun Hergatt

I have been reading around the Interwebs recently and thought about where I can get lunch, I ended up reserving a seat at SHO Shaun Hergatt on Friday. I know it’s quite a distance from where I work and frankly, I don’t eat around the Financial District since I get lost in that neighborhood and there aren’t that many notable restaurants. But I have read good (and a few mixed) reviews on this restaurant, I thought I might as well try to quench that curiosity and try out their food. Interior: Corridor to Dining Room, Dining Room, Kitchen View (more…)


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