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 Restaurants come and go, so the list is potentially outdated.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
2008-08-21

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

Spoto's Oakwood Grill
2008-01-02

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

Café Boulud Palm Beach
2008-01-01

Location: Brazillian Court, Palm Beach, FL: (561) 655-6060
Type: French
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
2007-12-30

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

Bourbon Street Bar and Grille
2007-12-28

Location: 5 Utility Drive, Palm Coast, Florida: (386) 447-3026
Type: New Orleans
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
2007-10-19

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

Z Tejas Grille
2007-10-18

Location: 20 W. 6th Street, Tempe, Arizona. +1 480 377-1170
Type: Southwestern
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
2007-10-18

Location: 461 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877. 203-431-4588
Type: Asian
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
2007-10-18

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

Todd English's Rustic Kitchen
2007-10-18

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

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