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Fine Dining

Break out the white tablecloths. We've got suggestions for where to find the best fine dining restaurants in every area, plus Chowhounds discuss which spots for haute cuisine are worth the trip.

How to Not Look Like a Schmuck at a Fancy Restaurant

You’ve gone and done it. You’ve saved your pennies (read: made available some credit card balance) and made your first reservation at one of those restaurants. You know the kind—white tablecloths, amuse...
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Reservations for The French Laundry Spring 2019

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 4 months ago

Hi all, Due to the increase of threads about exchanging French Laundry reservations, we have created this post dedicated to that purpose. We have locked the previous French Laundry reservati...

WaPo: We’ve just lived through the greatest period of restaurant growth in U.S. history. Here’s why it’s ending.

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 days ago

“... What’s more, the party is over and most of us are blithely unaware. The restaurant industry is frequently the precursor for a market correction, an early harbinger of a bear market or even a r...

Fine dining in Portland, OR - need recs for a quiet spot

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by danceswchickens 14 days ago

Visiting my aging mom in Portland next week. We are both major foodies, but I usually cook for her as she's sort of allergic to noise and commotion that seems to be prevalent these days in restaura...

San Francisco Chronicle's Top 100 Restaurants for 2019

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 19 days ago

The new list is out today and looks much different under the direction of new restaurant critic, Soleil Ho. I suggest reading the FAQ before diving into the list. Ho's answer for what she consi...

Noma Vegetable Season '19 Review

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by sobbuh 18 days ago

As an institution, and ideologically, Noma is an amazing place. The effect on the CPH food scene is palpable everywhere you go. If you are solely interested in eating delicious food — I think t...

New York special occasion disaster -- Help please!

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by ninkat 29 days ago

I am celebrating (I think) a big birthday in mid-August (mid-week) and had been told by Blue Hill Stone Barns that I was the first request for the date (I had started inquiring in December, and "fi...

Cheval Blanc - a classical French cuisine with (some) international flavors

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by Bu Pun Su 1 year ago

Basel, a city with plenty of museums, is known as a rich city. My friend who’s familiar with banking world called this place was filled with lots of “old money”. However, what drew me to this city ...

Saturday Aug. 17th Atelier Crenn Reservation for 2

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by TMonty7117 1 month ago

I have a reservation for two at Atelier Crenn on August 17, 2019 at 8:15 pm. I am unable to make the reservation due to a conflict. The reservation transfer will be through the Tock reservation sys...

Vegetarian High Dining Restaurant

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by Mastove 3 months ago

My mother's birthday is coming up and she's a vegetarian. Due to her diet she sort of eats the same thing all the time (some variation of salad). How she lives with this diet I don't know. It would...

2 Lazy Bear tix - Saturday, 5/11 at 6pm

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by jen112284 3 months ago

2 lazy bear tickets available for Saturday, 5/11 at 6 pm. Selling for face value at $549. Breakdown: Ticket x 2 = $422 Service Charge (20%) = $84.40 Tax (8.5%) = $43.04 Total: $549

"THE ONE FUSION," Richmond Hill - #1 candidate for BEST up-scale Cantonese food in the GTA?! (Long Review)

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 3 months ago

It is hard to imagine the degree of difficulty in securing a week-end reservation at this re-incarnation of the now defunct but once acclaimed ‘The Emperor‘. I would say the effort and time spend i...

Newport RI: Clarke Cookhouse Fine Dining Option or Fluke?

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by middleagedfoodie 3 months ago

We're going on a Tue, Wed & Thur in May and both of these are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. If you could only go to one of these, which would you choose?

Atelier München, the latest German 3-star dining place delivering seasonal and creative cuisine

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by Bu Pun Su 4 months ago

It was ‘only’ nearly 3 years ago that I went to Germany and I did not really expect to return to the country famous for its bratwurst & pretzel so soon, but I did. Early this year, I happened to be...

Restaurant Uberfahrt, a boutique gastronomy overlooking lake Tegernsee

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by Bu Pun Su 3 months ago

Restaurant Uberfahrt is one of German’s 3-star restaurants. Given its stature, it’s relatively “quiet” – generally not on the people’s top recommendation lists when asked about the country’s ‘must ...

Recommendations for splurge birthday dinner?

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by Yuv83 3 months ago

I want to do the unthinkable and actually get a babysitter and take my wife out for her birthday. Any ideas for the most interesting culinary place around Sacramento? Saw that Localis appears i...

Sushi Tokami

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by Thetrashmouth 3 months ago

Hi all, First post here. I have a trip to Japan (Tokyo/Kyoto/Osaka) planned in May. Through the combined efforts of various concierge services, I managed to secure seats at some great places (De...

Reservations for The French Laundry [Old]

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 2 years ago

Hello there, Due to the increase of threads about exchanging French Laundry reservations, we have created this post dedicated to that purpose. We're closing and redirecting to this thread curren...

Alma or Loco?

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by portugalbound06 4 months ago

I am going to Portugal in mid-June and only have two days to enjoy Lisbon. I am arriving early on a Monday which coincides with both Alma and Loco being closed. Left with just Tuesday I am trying ...

Jean-Georges - his influence? Sound off!

Fresh_A
by Fresh_A 4 months ago

I was wondering about Jean-Georges today. I haven't been to one of his establishments for ages (I think he has more than 40 around the world now?). I really like the guy on the few times that I hav...