Keep it relaxed. Discuss where to find great casual restaurants and food, plus share your ideas for casual cooking and entertaining.

Why Millennials Are Blamed for Killing Casual Dining

You know that whole DIY, artisanal, indie, and hyper-local vibe beloved by people under 30? It's hurting the big guys (cue tiny violin), those restaurants where you can order the same dishes...

UES favorite restaurants

by Ckone1999 6 years ago

I've just moved to the Upper East Side and would love to hear what restaurants are good in this neighborhood. I've been to fancy places like Cafe Boulud and Daniel before, but what about more casua...

NYC Trip with kids

by hobomagnet 2 months ago

Planning a trip with my wife and kids (12 and 9 yrs old) from CO and am looking for some restaurant suggestions in early December. We're looking for Italian, seafood, pizza-specific and something d...

Portobello's | Oldtown Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

Portobello's moved from South Main Street to the Taylor Building in Oldtown Salinas and reopened in August. https://www.chowhound.com/post/portobellos-rotisseria-cafe-salinas-86648 It's a half-bloc...

Madrid Casual

by Marcinho 4 months ago

I’m headed to Madrid in a few weeks from NYC. I’ve been reading a lot discussed here on Michelin/Repsol rated spots, all which sound sound fantastic and we’ll definitely get to experience some of t...

Cheap eats in BosWash?

by saacnmama 4 months ago

We'll be doing the grand college tour, and need to eat along the way. In Boston, we’ll be staying near the Back Bay T stop and looking at schools all over town. In NYC, we’ll be on the Uppe...

Recs for Ocala

by henry66 6 months ago

Spending the night on the way to Sanibel. We'll be pulling in after an 8 hour drive, looking for tasty food in a casual setting. Good beer selection a plus.

Casual Tasting Menu

by mdamiani123 2 years ago

My husband and I are coming up to Manhattan this weekend and would love an excellent, inventive tasting menu in a casual atmosphere. No jackets, no crystal. Perhaps more funky than fancy. Does such...

Casual tasty near Radio City

by JonPi 2 years ago

Looking for a good dinner spot between 45th and Radio City give or take a few blocks. No need for impressive names, just great food.

Beach Eats on Grand Cayman

by Girl Friday 5 years ago

Looking for casual beach dive style restaurants on Cayman. We have kids and love the casual feel of beach restaurants we have been to other islands. I gather they are hard to come by in Grand Cayma...

Love Bao Taiwanese Kitchen in Cary?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Stumbled upon the images in this IG account and thought the food looks quite good. So I'm passing it along to the local community to check out. Love Bao opened in July and is in the food court of H...

Preview Party Today: The Lede in Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

The new restaurant, The Lede, from Chef Cal Peternell previews today, Sept 1, 2 to 6pm. The Lede 906 Washington St. Oakland, CA https://sf.eater.com/2019/5/31/18638789/the-lede-cal-peterne...

Argonaut Farm to Fork Cafe | Coloma

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

In May I visited Coloma intending to see Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. But then the deluge started. Instead I ducked into Argonaut Cafe to warm up and enjoy the park's greenery from...

Lunch on Île de la Cité or Île Saint-Louis?

by davidcotyalex 2 years ago

Any thoughts for a casual, interesting lunch .... we will be having a large meal in the eve so on the lighter side ... any thoughts? Merci

Casual recommendations for foodies with kids in tow

by ecwashere7 2 years ago

My wife and I used to come to NYC pretty regularly before kids came along. We've also dropped the kids off with Grandma and Grandpa while we spend a few nights in the city. We've had some pretty ...

Villa Azteca | Oldtown Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Recently William and I enlisted a friend to join us to check out the new spot, Villa Azteca, in Oldtown. We had noticed its opening day on Steinbeck’s birthday in February. Happy to say that Salina...

ISO Good Eats Around Emory (Atlanta)

by Guilty Gourmand 2 years ago

Looking for good casual upscale spots for dinner around Emory University for college tour / visit. No particular cuisine so long as they have some vegetarian options for one of the members of our ...

Dim Sum Corner | Chinatown - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

A couple months ago, a friend joined me for a quick bite at the new Dim Sum Corner in Chinatown before a night out. Dumplings are sourced from the same commercial kitchen that supplies Koi Palace, ...

Simply Vietnam Express | Santa Rosa - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Last fall I dropped by for a late lunch. I'd been a fan of the original Simply Vietnam that's now closed but had not tried the fast-casual offspring. Miraculously its building was untouched by the ...

Fiorella's Express opens in Wellesley

by swellboy 3 years ago

This Italian fast casual restaurant (seating, not full restaurant service) fills space formerly occupied by Susu Bakery. It has other locations in Newtonville, Belmont, Canton.

Lunch Tomorrow - Vegan along A, C, E

by thegforceny 3 years ago

Friend is PhD candidate at NYU Brooklyn campus (Metrotech). I'm in Hudson Yards. Thinking West Village or Soho would be a good meeting point for us for a workday lunch. Money isn't really an iss...