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your favorite downtown restaurant right now?

we are looking for great retaurants downtown anything except asian or greek...

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    1. re: hrhboo

      Traxx at Union Station...still good was great

          1. re: hrhboo

            hmmm had a really mediocre time at blue velvet loooks like water grill keeps coming up...also went to R-23 nice atmosphere so so sushi

            1. re: mmmclapclap

              did you eat at the bar or in the restaurant at BLUE VELVET?

              1. re: revets2

                I ate lunch at the restaurant part of Blue Velvet a few weeks ago and had only a so-so meal.

                1. re: Mr. Cookie

                  i've had only good meals in the restaurant at BV. so-so fare in the bar. i do think it's expensive for the portion size and that the wait staff is earnest, but clueless.

          2. Roy's, the Palm, Cafe Pinot, Engine Co, La Serenata de Garibaldi and of course the sina qua non of downtown eateries, Water Grill. You do limit yourself by eliminating Asian from consideration.

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            1. re: mc michael

              thanks! so which asian eateries do you recommend i love asian but one of our party is burned out on it...

              1. re: mmmclapclap

                R-23, Sushi Gen, Mako (in Weller Court), East, Roy's (to the extent it has Asian influences), Yang Chow. I'm sure others can chime in with faves for ramen, yakitori, dim sum, pho, etc.

                      1. re: mc michael

                        ps ive loved sushi gen for a long time r-23 was just ok but cool decor ill check out the others

                        1. re: mmmclapclap

                          Did you get the crab salad or the seared salmon sushi at R-23? Did you sit at the bar?

                    1. re: ipsedixit

                      Me too. Although on a totally different note, we had a great appetizer dinner at the bar at Roy's on Saturday - really surprisingly good, and fun!

                      1. re: aching

                        Have you tried Colori? It's actually not bad.

                        1. re: ipsedixit

                          Really good, in fact. The pumpkin ravioli in walnut sauce is amazing! Only open for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights, though. BYOB.

                          1. re: Krispy Kringle

                            Yeah, and apparently Colori will give you a free meal if you blog about them.

                            Hmm ... wonder if this counts?

                    2. Arnie Morton's - perfect steaks, impeccable service, amazing souffle desserts.

                      I also like Ciudad for a less fancy dining experience. Everything is so flavorful, and the drinks are killer.

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                      1. re: LisaStitch

                        i second morton's. was just there friday night before seeing jersey boys.

                        1. re: woofer

                          WaterGrill, Morton's, R-23, would be my top pic... However, I have been known to go to the Pantry from time to time...

                          1. re: woofer

                            Going to Jersey Boys in August. Any good?