Restaurants

Restaurant waiterThe restaurant Sobrino de Botínis, located just off Madrid’s Plaza Mayor, claims to be the oldest restaurant in the world. I have not been there but have been fortunate to visit many restaurants around the world. I wish I had kept track of them all for the “favorites” database. There are a few dozen listed here. Most of them were enjoyable, but not all. I added ratings to the best of my recollection. Restaurants come and go, so the list is potentially outdated. I will preserve it for the sake of posterity. I might even add to the database if I get some time.

 

Restaurant List:

Laekjarbrekka

Genre: Seafood
Place: Reykjavik, Iceland
Rating: 5
Comments: Top drawer. Icelandic lobster tails and 1955 Armagnac


Spoto's Oakwood Grill

Genre: Seafood
Place: Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Rating: 4
Comments: Colorado Mountain House. Wood burning grill concept. Very special. Draws a large crowd.


Café Boulud Palm Beach

Genre: French
Place: Brazillian Court, Palm Beach, FL: (561) 655-6060
Rating: 4
Comments: Chef Daniel Boulud has a great reputation. Service was excellent and food quite unique and delicious. Price performance not the best.


III Forks

Genre: Steak
Place: Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Rating: 4
Comments: Club-like ambiance with an elegant bar and lounge. Superb service.


Bourbon Street Bar and Grille

Genre: New Orleans
Place: 5 Utility Drive, Palm Coast, Florida: (386) 447-3026
Rating: 4
Comments: New Orleans flavor like French Quarter File (USDA Prime) Shrimp Etouffe, Seafood Bonavista, Jambalaya & Gumbo. Good jazz.
Update May 2013: This restaurant is now closed.


Iron Horse Grill

Genre: Continental
Place: 20 Wheeler Avenue, Pleasantville, NY. Phone: (914) 741-0717
Rating: 5
Comments: Supberb food and service


Z Tejas Grille

Genre: Southwestern
Place: 20 W. 6th Street, Tempe, Arizona. +1 480 377-1170
Rating: 4
Comments: This was a very unique place. The food seemed to me like a blend of Mexican, Southwest, and Japanese. They have twelve restaurants in seven states.


Wild Ginger Cafe

Genre: Asian
Place: 461 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877. 203-431-4588
Rating: 3
Comments: Great spot. Simple but beautiful decor. Friendly smiles and really great Dim Sum (my favorite). Thai dishes are very spicy too!


Vox

Genre: French
Place: 721 Titicus Road (Rt. 116 & 121), North Salem, NY 10560. 914-669-5450
Rating: 4
Comments: Superb cuisine and service. Jean Le Bris offers a friendly smile and good recommendations.


Todd English's Rustic Kitchen

Genre: Continental
Place: Quincy Market, Boston
Rating: 1
Comments: Very high price vs. quality. Unbearable rap music. Terrible service.
Update May 2013: This restaurant is now closed.


Din Tai Fung

Genre: Chinese
Place: No. 194, Section 2, Xìnyì Road, Daan District Taipei City Tel: 02 2321 8928. Go to the original branch located on Xinyi road at the corner of Yong Kang Street.
Rating: 5
Comments: Greatest steamed xiaolongbao on earth! Juicy, with flavorful fillings, and light thin dough.


The Settlers Inn

Genre: Continental
Place: 4 Main Avenue, Hawley, Pennsylvania
Rating: 5
Comments: Creative regional cuisine using the freshest herbs, fruits, and vegetables of each season. Menu items feature the products of local farmers and purveyors. They believe use of local products helps to continue the tradition of small farming in the community.


Thai Pepper Restaurant

Genre: Thai
Place: 372 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, Pennsylvania. 610-688-5853
Rating: 4
Comments: Great food and great service. The Pupu apppetizer platter is really good. Go for "very spicy" entrees.


Tavern On The Green

Genre: Continental
Place: Central Park at West 67th StreetNew York, NY 10023
Rating: 4
Comments: One of the best in every respect. Check out the web site.
Update May 2013: This restaurant is now closed. The Wikipedia entry is here.


Tacarandas - Antigua Cocina Mexicana

Genre: Mexican
Place: Euler No. 11, Polanco, Mexico City, Mexico. 5531-89-36
Rating: 5
Comments: Best salsa ever. Like all restaurants in Mexico City, the service was outstanding.


Santa Fe

Genre: Southwestern
Place: 73 West 71st Street, New York, NY 10023 212-724-0822
Rating: 4
Comments: Excellent Southwestern Food and a huge selection of Margueritas.


Purdys Homestead

Genre: French
Place: 100 Titicus Road, Routes 22 & 116, North Salem, NY 10560
Rating: 4
Comments: Rustic inn. Excellent cuIsine. Good Westchester County location.


Positano's

Genre: Italian
Place: 233 Hill Point Rd, Westport, CT
Rating: 4
Comments: Excellent Italian Cuisine.


Metrazur

Genre: Continental
Place: Grand Central Terminal East Balcony, New York, New York.
Rating: 4
Comments: Great service and great food and you can't beat the convenient location. A Charlie Palmer Restaurant.
Update May 2013: This restaurant is now closed.


Los Almendros

Genre: Mexican
Place: Campos Eliseos 164, Col. Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City, Mexico. 5531-6646
Rating: 4
Comments: Superb Yucatan food, Tequila, and beer. Outstanding service.


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