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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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Best Fine Dining in Boston

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by VegetarianHomeCook 18 days ago

I'm wondering if anyone has an opinion on the best fine dining restaurants in Boston. This is for way later in the year but I just wanted to know.

Stellar "Topolobampo at Home" dinner

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by masha 7 days ago

I know that, even before the pandemic, the Chicago board has been moribund for years as to restaurant chatter (other than nostalgia) but, if anyone is still reading it, here's a shout-out to the To...

Ruth Reichl Wants to Fix the Food Landscape

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

" . . . We need to start paying attention to the people who raise our food—the farmers, the fishermen, the ranchers, the dairy people. We need to understand how important they are. It’s really a ma...

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 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...

Best Tasting Menu for people who don’t eat seafood

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by Nox 5 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. ...

"My Wonderful Kitchen" - Last 'take-out' Family Dinner Before Next Week's 28 Days Extended Lock-down!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 2 months ago

Tucked inside a secluded, ground floor space beneath a commercial office building along the famed culinary Hwy#7 stretch, "My wonderful Kitchen" is IMO, amongst one of a handful of 'elite' fine din...

Reservations for The French Laundry Fall 2020

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 3 months ago

Hi all, With dining opening in the Bay Area and an exchange of French Laundry reservations possible again, we have created this post dedicated to that purpose. We have locked the previous Fre...

Your current wishlist in Toronto

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by prima 5 months ago

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

RIP Cecilia Chiang

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

This morning brought the sad news that Cecilia Chiang left us today. She celebrated her 100th birthday last month. Her pioneering restaurant, The Mandarin, elevated the status of Chinese cuisine in...

Reservations for The French Laundry Spring 2019

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 2 years 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...

Shoutout for Convivio, in Durham

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by jnwall 4 months 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 -...

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...

Mourad @ Aziza To Go | Richmond District - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 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 8 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 8 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 5 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 9 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 11 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 12 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...