Per Se, NYC 5

May 20, 2014

Linda and I returned to Per Se to celebrate her birthday on March 24, 2014. We had been on the waiting list and were called the afternoon before offering an 8:00 seating.

We started with glasses of Schramsberg California sparkling wine. Warm gougères arrived.
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They were followed by a tiny cone with smoked salmon and crème fraîche 

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Jean Georges, NYC 3

March 18, 2014


On January 27, 2014, Linda and I returned to Jean Georges, which continues to be generally considered one of the top five restaurants in New York. Read the rest of this entry »

Betony, NYC

July 9, 2013

Betony, named after a meadowland herb, opened on May 14, 2013, under the direction of chef Bryce Shuman and General Manager Eamon Rockey. Both are alumni of Eleven Madison Park, where we first met Eamon. We also knew him as General Manager at Compose and Atera. Linda and I went to Betony for dinner on July 8, 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Marea, NYC 4

March 19, 2013

Marea has become one of our favorite restaurants in New York. Although our last blogpost dates back almost two years, we have enjoyed it since then without blogging. Linda and I returned for dinner on March 5, 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Jean Georges, NYC 2

September 25, 2012

When Linda and I last went to Jean Georges, more than three years ago, I wrote: “For this meal Jean Georges was not even close to its ratings.” But the very high ratings continue. It is one of the seven three-starred restaurants in the 2012 NYC Michelin Guide. For The New York Times it is one of only six four-star restaurants. It has the second highest food rating in the 2012 NY Zagat. Steve’s OAD Guide calls it the sixth most important restaurant in the U.S..  Marc Shepard’s New York Journal gives it its highest rating. So when Blair, who had not been before, and I went for dinner on August 5, 2012, we were curious what we would find.

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Gastroarte, NYC

May 22, 2012

Linda and I returned to this ambitious restaurant on March 28, 2012. In February 2011 we had enjoyed the inventive, well-executed, Spanish cuisine of chef Jesús Núñez shortly after the restaurant opened. Read the rest of this entry »

Picholine, NYC 7

March 6, 2012

Picholine continues in its role as an elegant Grande Dame of New York restaurants despite losing its second Michelin star this year. Linda and I went there for dinner on January 23, 2012, after a fascinating Opera Guild lecture at Lincoln Center with another Grande Dame, Marilyn Horne.

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