Small Plates

Sharing is caring, and Chowhounds know where to find the best small plates restaurants. Offer your opinions on the trend and discuss favorite spots to enjoy it.


Favorite Wine Bars/Small Plates in Paris

by mitchleeny 7 months ago

Just getting a feel for where Parisians who might want a glass or two of nice wine, along with not necessarily a 4-course meal, but a bunch of small plates to share with another, are headed these d...

Is there a difference between appetizers, tapas & small plates?

by gutreactions 6 months ago

Restaurants and food writers seem mix these terms all the time, but what makes each distinctive? Give examples, please...

Bar Bites @ Duke's Common | Healdsburg - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Duke's Common opened in February, taking over the space formerly occupied by Scopa. It's a collaboration between Chef Shane McAnelly of The Brass Rabbit (and Chalkboard) and the Team of Duke’s Spir...

Help with trip to Phoenix & Other AZ locales

by rlcole4346 2 years ago

We are going to Arizona in late Sept/early Oct. We have not been back for years. We will spend time with friends in Apache Junction, Phoenix, Cave Creek, Carefree, Sedona, & Grand Canyon. We love a...

Pico Restaurant @ Los Alamos General Store

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Last week I dropped into Pico Restaurant as one of the few options open on Wednesday night after cutting short my visit to Norman. https://www.chowhound.com/post/norman-restaurant-bar-skyview-motel...

Desserts at Chalkboard | Healdsburg - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

A recent dinner at Chalkboard in Healdsburg was saved by the desserts. The end of our meal was so strikingly better than the many savory dishes we tried, I asked if the kitchen had a designated pas...

The Snug | Pacific Heights - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

On the last night of Hanukkah, a friend and I met for a holiday cocktail at newly opened The Snug. We were greeted warmly. Though open less four weeks, the place was already packed at 5:45pm. The n...

Birthday Dinner - Casa Mono, Estela, Contra or USC?

by RichBinkle 2 years ago

I realize one of these is not at all like the others. I also am aware that very soon I have to book a reservation as they go up and quickly between 31-28 days out (excluding Contra). My girlf...

Best appetizer or small plate you have been eating?

by minnywild 2 years ago

Looking for menu ideas for some new shared plates to offer and just want some feedback on what everyone has been craving.

Oak - Laguna Beach

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Oak opened in Laguna Beach on August 2. I joined some friends there for a drink on Day 6. The bar was already packed this early in the game, even on a Monday night.

'Boralia' - Pre-Canada's day dinner: Modern approach to Historic, Canadian Heritage Dishes

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 2 years ago

Owned by a husband and wife team with impressive credentials ( honed skill at kitchens of David Lee, San Francisco Michelin 2* Coi and England's 3* stalwart, Fat Duck, under Heston Blumenthal )...

Cookbook of the Month July 2013 BIG SMALL PLATES: Chapters 1&2

by greedygirl 6 years ago

Welcome to Cookbook of the Month for July 2013, which is BIG SMALL PLATES by Cindy Pawlcyn. This is the reporting thread for recipes from Chapters 1 and 2 of the book. They are: Sticks, Pick...

Lisbon & Porto Equivalent of Tapas Bars/Cafes

by nlight 2 years ago

Hi everyone, My wife and I will be in Lisbon and Porto in late July, and we're hoping the CH community can share some of their favorite places to eat delicious small plates in a casual atmospher...

Seattle Recs for 1st timer

by Vadapao 2 years ago

We're coming in from the greater NY metro area with a seven year old kid to Seattle (and Portland) for the July 4th week. We'll have about 7-8 meals in town. We're looking for some "must eat" recom...

Ft. Lauderdale Dining Options?

by punkin712 5 years ago

My husband and I will be in Ft. Lauderdale next weekend (Easter weekend) and are looking for some restaurant suggestions. We'll have a car, so driving isn't an issue and we're staying on Seabreeze...

Overight Layover in Madrid

by punkin712 2 years ago

My husband and I have an overnight layover in Madrid (6pm - 7am) on our way from the Canary Islands to Rome. We had a similar layover last year, but didn't adequately research dinner options near ...

Binchoyaki Izakaya in Sacramento

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Anybody tried this new spot yet? I noticed it across the street when I stopped at Osaka-ya this week. It would be great to have Japanese businesses return to the neighborhood. Binchoyaki Izakaya...

Dinner Recommendation Near TD Garden: Need to satisfy two different needs

by RIfoodie29 2 years ago

I am heading to the Celtics game with my daughter tonight. She is in the mood for a good plate of pasta. I am a small plate creative food junkie. I generally prefer anything instead of Italian f...

San Francisco Bars: Lucky 13 & ABV

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

For last week's final game of the World Series, I joined friends for beer and viewing at the Castro's Lucky 13, a neighborhood bar. Cash only, it's known for its selection of taps. Pliny the Elder ...