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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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Narisawa (Tokyo) vs Hajime (Osaka)

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by marlinspike 13 days 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 3 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 10 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?

Helping with tasting menu

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by Yick 2 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...

Reservations for The French Laundry Spring 2019

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 11 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...

Las Vegas, 1 diner, 1 night, no limits

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by lblau 7 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.

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 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...

Your top 3 in Toronto

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by prima 3 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...

Maui Special Occassion Dinner With Views for 2019

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by sarahbeths 7 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...

Pasadena Tuesday Specials?

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by 8Gr8N8 7 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...

Westchester shut out!

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by enwyse78 4 months ago

Aside from Stone Barns westchester was completely shut out of Michelin. Completely agree with Michelin here. The restaurants are just not good. And Stone Barns doesn’t count as westchester restaura...

No-compromise restaurant for carnivores and vegetarians

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by djbpitt 4 months 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...

New York special occasion disaster -- Help please!

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by ninkat 8 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...

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

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by Bu Pun Su 2 years 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 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...

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 7 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 ...