The Modern, NYC 4

April 3, 2018

On our last visit to The Modern we saw a table for four in a corner of the kitchen, which was available for dining with a great view of the kitchen action. We resolved to return to it and went on February 23, 2018, with Blair and Karyn.

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The Simone, NYC 3

March 27, 2018

Gary and Jeanie joined Linda and me at The Simone on February 22, 2018. We were seated in the back corner.

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Donguri, NYC 10

March 20, 2018

On February 15, 2018, Linda and I returned to Donguri with Kent and Amanda to celebrate his birthday.

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Caviar Russe, NYC

February 6, 2018

Caviar Russe is a small restaurant up a flight of stairs off Madison Avenue near 53rd Street. It has had a Michelin star for the last four years. Linda and I went for dinner on January 19, 2018.

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Brooklyn Fare is a jumbled, somewhat upscale grocery store and deli which opened first in Brooklyn and now also has two Manhattan locations. César Ramirez opened his Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare inside the original Brooklyn Fare in 2009 and was surprised in 2010 to learn that he had been awarded two Michelin stars. A third followed in 2016, Brooklyn’s first three star. He made a surprise move to the Hells Kitchen Manhattan store in December 2016. Linda and I went for dinner on January 11, 2018. 

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Eleven Madison Park, NYC 9

January 23, 2018

We have described Eleven Madison Park in previous blogposts over the last ten years as “our favorite New York restaurant” and “New York’s best dining experience.” This was true even after Danny Meyer made it more accessible with less “gastronomic” tasting menus. But after he ceded EMP to its chef and General Manager, we did not enjoy the direction it was taking. Our last meal there, about four years ago, was disappointing and I did not make a blogpost on it. We did not return until Linda and I went for dinner on January 9, 2018.

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Gloria, NYC

January 16, 2018

Gloria opened in March of 2017. It is named after the mother of Executive Chef Diego Garcia. He cooked for four years at Le Bernardin and then two at Contra Restaurant.  We met Jim and Kim for dinner at Gloria on January 6, 2018, a night of record-breaking cold in NYC. Gloria’s heating was not effective and we dined in our overcoats.

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