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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 Feel Right at Home at a Fancy Restaurant

If you're not accustomed to fancy restaurants and are nervous about exactly how to act or what to expect, never fear: Here is your guide to fine dining like a pro, even if it's your first time. You...
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Your current wishlist in Toronto

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by prima 2 months ago

Thanks for the encouragement, Googs. Which restaurants are on your current wishlist? What will you order?

Shoutout for Convivio, in Durham

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by jnwall 16 days ago

Convivio, at 104 City Hall Plaza, is (one of) the best Italian restaurants in Durham and the Triangle. Run by two Italian guys -- Paolo Gavazza, the Chef, and Giuseppe Cagnoni, the man at the bar -...

Reservations for The French Laundry Spring 2019

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 1 year 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...

Best Tasting Menu for people who don’t eat seafood

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by Nox 2 months ago

We’re taking my parents-in-law to Las Vegas for a no-holds-barred 50th anniversary extravaganza next year (knock on wood) and one thing we want to do is arrange a tasting menu experience for them. ...

Your top 3 in Toronto

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by prima 4 years ago

What are your top 3 foods/restaurants /places to shop in Toronto lately? My top 3 places to eat: Saturday Dinette, for brunch and for dinner. Love their mac & cheese and their fried chicken. D...

Dinner Kits and Prepper Kits by Prairie Restaurant (San Francisco)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

Chef Anthony Strong of Prairie in SF is offering a dinner kit, $54, each week for pick up or delivery. There's also a larger kit, $96, of high quality pantry staples . . . Galician razor clams, any...

Mourad @ Aziza To Go | Richmond District - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

During Covid-19 shelter-in-place, Chef Mourad Lahlou has consolidated the operations of his two restaurants Mourad (Michelin one-star) and Aziza at the latter's venue. Last week before the end of R...

Aubergine To Go | Carmel-by-the-Sea

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Aubergine, the Michelin one-star restaurant within L'Auberge Carmel has been closed during the Coronavirus crisis. Then, as noted here, https://www.chowhound.com/post/meals-michelin-stars-1089805?c...

Dom Perignon Vintage 1993 Moet & Chandon - expiry date?

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by Collywobbles 5 months ago

Hi can anybody advise on the last or best date to drink the 1993 Champagne ? thank

Some of my Singapore restaurants' reviews

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by Bu Pun Su 4 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...

Michelin 2016 - no change in the North West

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by Harters 5 years ago

Both Simon Rogan's and Aiden Byrne's Manchester restaurants were again tipped for stars but have again not been rewarded. So, we stay at just five starred restaurants in the region - L'Enclume, Fra...

Sirio Maccioni of Le Cirque passes away...

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by gutreactions 6 months ago

Legendary New York restauranteur Sirio Maccioni of the former Le Cirque in all its incarnations has passed away at 88. Having started his career at the famed Delmonico's, he represented one of the ...

Singlethread reservation

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by lad82 8 months ago

Hi -- I booked a table for 2 at Singlethread for this upcoming Friday March 13th but I can no longer make it. Anyone interested in my reservation -- it is for 7.30pm? Happy to transfer the ticket...

Narisawa (Tokyo) vs Hajime (Osaka)

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by marlinspike 9 months ago

I won't want to go to both (many different types of restaurants on the try list and you can eat only so many extravagant meals on one trip before it stops being fun), and these two seem similar. If...

Haute Eggs

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by eggsthusiasm 11 months ago

I am researching eggs, and am interested in eating some fancypants eggs at a fine dining restaurant on the eastern seaboard, somewhere between Boston and Washington DC. Anyone have ideas for places...

Newport RI: Clarke Cookhouse Fine Dining Option or Fluke?

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by middleagedfoodie 1 year 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?

Helping with tasting menu

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by Yick 10 months ago

Has anyone recently tried the tasting menu at Spago Beverly Hills? I saw the DineLA menu on their website and thought that would be a better choice than the California Tasting Menu which looks huge...

Las Vegas, 1 diner, 1 night, no limits

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by lblau 1 year 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.

Countdown to the Year of the Boar at Royal Feast in Millbrae

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

On Super Bowl Sunday, 11 friends gathered for an epic luncheon at Royal Feast in Millbrae prepared by Master Chef Zhongyi Liu. His celebration menu opened with eight cold appetizers, then eight dis...

Maui Special Occassion Dinner With Views for 2019

sarahbeths
by sarahbeths 1 year 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...