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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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Mourad @ Aziza To Go | Richmond District - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 days 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 10 days 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 16 days 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 4 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...

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...

Sirio Maccioni of Le Cirque passes away...

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by gutreactions 1 month 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 ...

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 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...

Singlethread reservation

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by lad82 3 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...

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...

Narisawa (Tokyo) vs Hajime (Osaka)

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by marlinspike 4 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 6 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 5 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 11 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 6 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

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by sarahbeths 10 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 10 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 8 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 8 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...