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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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FRILU, Thornhill – A triumphant post-Covid lock-down re-opening!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 1 month ago

As an avid gourmand, one of the harshest punishments this protracted Pandemic lock-down managed to inflict on me was the deprivation of sit-down, fine dining experiences at some of my favorite rest...

Chef Nora Haron returns to the kitchen

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by tre2012 3 months ago

Opening sometime in June 2021, Oakland chef and Singapore native Nora Haron will helm a fine dining/casual café combo called Table at 7, in the old Prima space/Walnut Creek. Haron was the chef at t...

Is there any High Quality Fine Dining in the Boca-Delray FL area???

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by nyperr 3 months ago

We will be visiting in Boca Raton for a week. I'm looking for really great food but not necessarily “white tablecloth” fine dining…just restaurants with chefs who create a bit of a twist on the cl...

Birthday lunch in the bay area

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by Yuv83 4 months ago

Hi all, Looking to take my wife to a "fancy" lunch for her birthday. It's been forever since we went out with COVID and a little one, so I want to make it a special one. I was hoping to go to Th...

Stellar "Topolobampo at Home" dinner

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by masha 7 months 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...

Best Fine Dining in Boston

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by VegetarianHomeCook 7 months 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.

Ruth Reichl Wants to Fix the Food Landscape

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months 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 1 year 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...

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

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 9 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 10 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...

Best Tasting Menu for people who don’t eat seafood

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by Nox 11 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 current wishlist in Toronto

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by prima 12 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 9 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 10 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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...