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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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No-compromise restaurant for carnivores and vegetarians

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by djbpitt 21 hours ago

Can someone recommend a special-occasion, splurge restaurant in San Francisco (proper; not general Bay Area—Chowhound made me say "Bay Area" if I wanted to say "San Francisco") that will be a treat...

Reservations for The French Laundry Spring 2019

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by The Chowhound Team 7 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...

Maui Special Occassion Dinner With Views for 2019

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by sarahbeths 2 months ago

Hi Everyone, I've been researching our splurge anniversary dinner on Maui on many sites. The Chowhound discussions are mostly older for Maui recs. We'll be on a babymoon and celebrating our wedding...

New York special occasion disaster -- Help please!

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by ninkat 4 months 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...

Pasadena Tuesday Specials?

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by 8Gr8N8 2 months ago

The wife and I are looking to splash out in Pasadena and are interested in any Tuesday specials. We'd be particularly interested in any higher end offerings or prix fixe opportunities. We love Fre...

Las Vegas, 1 diner, 1 night, no limits

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by lblau 3 months ago

I've been to e, and l'atelier Joel Robechon. Where to next? I'm thinking Twist or Sage but if anyone has other recommendations I'd love to hear them.

L'Hotel de Ville - the most legendary restaurant in Switzerland

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by Bu Pun Su 1 year ago

Andreas Caminada is likely to be the most popular chef in Switzerland at the moment. However, talking about the ‘best’ & most respectable restaurant in the land of milk and honey, L’Hotel de Ville ...

Some of my Singapore restaurants' reviews

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by Bu Pun Su 3 years ago

Under the new Chowhound forums format, sometimes I got difficulties to find the old reviews of certain restaurants. Because of this, I created this new thread for some of my foodie adventures in Si...

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

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by Melanie Wong 3 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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...

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 4 months 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 6 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 6 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)

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by Charles Yu 6 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 6 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 7 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 6 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 ...