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

Casual tavern fare at The Quarry, Tuckahoe...

by gutreactions 1 month ago

Stopped in for Sunday supper at The Quarry in Tuckahoe. Robert Horton, former owner/chef of An American Bistro, has been cooking here on most weekends. I guess he has to keep his hands in it. Anywa...

Christmas Eve 2018

by Deirdreg1 4 months ago

Hello Chowhounds - For the first time in decades, our family Christmas Eve gathering is down from 25+ to seven. Ugh. So rather than shopping and cooking for such a small group, we are thinking of...

Restaurant input/recommendations - NYC Marathon Trip

by SarahT2 5 months ago

Four of us will be travelling from Oregon to NYC for the Marathon on Sunday, November 4, hoping to eat in good restaurants, but with some restrictions imposed by the marathon. We are all usually a...


by bxgirl 6 months ago

I did a search on this board, for reviews of Bond 45, but could not find anything post 2011. We are a group of 5, one of whom is a vegetarian, and are looking for a casual spot in the theater di...

Looking for a recommendation for a group dinner in September

by Lefty 9 months ago

A group of 35 guys from Canada on a baseball weekend in NY looking for a place that isn't fancy but with great NY atmosphere and good food, that will accommodate us for dinner. Willing to travel fr...

Chicago Lunch/Brunch Suggestions Needed

by Davedigger 7 months ago

I'm doing a quick overnighter in Chicago this weekend. I get booted from my Airbnb at 11 am on Sunday and my flight home doesn't leave until 6 pm. I thought perhaps I could find a restaurant that...

Help! East side restaurant for tonight!

by luckiestduck 7 months ago

Hi hounds! I need to select a restaurant for a nice meal tonight, preferably somewhere off of the 456 line, and preferably not too far downtown. We were looking at Hangawi, but she's not that adven...

Roux Dat | Capitola (Santa Cruz County)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

Recently my brother and I stumbled onto Roux Dat, a casual and inexpensive Cajun/Creole spot near Trader Joe's in Capitola. It stays open through the afternoon (daily 11:30a to 8p), making it a goo...

Toronto - Best Value Classy Eats

by sydneywells 9 months ago

I love cheap eats and want to keep all the pluses of a cheap eat destination (amazing value, amazing food!) but need a reasonably classy place for sit-down dinner for a bachelorette party. <$20 a p...

Great lunch in Denver

by princeofpork4 10 months ago

I have a few hour stop over in Denver and looking for a great lunch between the airport and boulder. Nothing upscale just great, local lunch.

Flavor Factory | Morro Bay - SLOCo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

A year ago, I followed up mike0989's rec for the burger at Flavor Factory in Morro Bay. https://www.chowhound.com/post/carmel-monterey-recs-1040845?commentId=9896648

Favorite picnic items?

by akdad 10 months ago

Summer is here, sort of and was looking forward to going on picnics again. My go to is herb de Provence roast chicken (or pork loin) with a cannelloni bean and herb salad with some crisp green be...

Recs for Chicago

Worldwide Diner
by Worldwide Diner 11 months ago

Going to be in Chicago for 5 days/4 nights with well-behaved kids (8&6), around the 4th of July. We're stay at the Hyatt Regency on Riverwalk. No car. What are some really good restaurants (no p...

Beach Eats on Grand Cayman

by Girl Friday 3 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...

New Orleans Old School cajun/creole

by duck001 12 months ago

Looking for an old school cajun/creole restaurant for first time visit for two teenage girls. We are going to be taking them over to Cafe Du Monde, but are also looking for a classic NO restaurant...

Solo Traveler Seeking Community Tables in San Diego

by Rae1531Rae 1 year ago

I am traveling solo to San Diego (where I have been before and LOVE) and am looking for restaurants that have community tables so I can hopefully strike up some conversation and get some tips for e...

Mersea's | Harford Pier - Avila Beach - SLOCo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Mersea's is the other restaurant on Harford Pier in Port San Luis. A smaller and more casual spot with lower prices, counter service and outdoor seating. And also a full bar. I grabbed a bowl o...

Providence Dining

by raggedy1234 1 year ago

Would like your suggestions for dining after a Sunday afternoon theater show in Providence. We will be a group of 8 women open to ideas for a casual atmosphere with delicious food!

Favorite Tavola Calda or Hot Table Places in Toronto

by prima 2 years ago

Update version from this thread: https://www.chowhound.com/post/hot-tables-768590 Rivera Bakery's hot table looked pretty good yesterday. Which are your favorite hot tables these days?

Portobello's | Oldtown Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year 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...