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Swankalicious Jul 25, 2007 01:59 PM

I'm looking for something new and delicious! I have tried the newish tapas-y place on King St (the name escapes me right now), the Flying Fish, and Vermilion. Is there anything else down there worth trying? So far I have only been happy with Southside 815, Hard Times and La Piazza (YUM!)

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    jodik Jul 25, 2007 02:19 PM

    I like Cafe Salsa:
    http://www.cafesalsarestaurant.com/

    Majestic Cafe just reopened and I hear it's yummy:
    http://www.majesticcafe.com/

    Stardust is supposed to be good but not right down in the King Street area:
    http://www.stardustrestaurant.com/

    Also, Eammons for fish and chips:
    http://www.eamonnsdublinchipper.com/

    My coworkers say Ala Lucia is good. I haven't been yet.

    1. jpschust Jul 25, 2007 03:33 PM

      It's not brand new, but if you haven't eaten at Eve you are missing out on the best Old Town has to offer.

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        sweth Jul 25, 2007 04:29 PM

        There are a lot of good places in Old Town; can you narrow down what it is that you're looking for? Majestic is probably closest in terms of type of food to Southside and Vermillion, so you'd probably like that.

        1. ktmoomau Jul 25, 2007 07:32 PM

          Eve or Majestic win my votes.

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            MDoodle Jul 25, 2007 09:24 PM

            I've recently become a fan of Overwood on Lee st...still thinking about that roasted chicken with au jus...

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            1. re: MDoodle
              Itsmeeh1 Jul 26, 2007 09:32 AM

              Pending on what type of place you are looking for, there are certainly tons of restaurants you can try.
              Restaurant Eve - definitely worth the price for fine dining
              Eammons - great fish and chips
              Daniel O'Connells - really nice Irish Bar with good food as well
              Fish Market - not fancy, but certainy fresh seafood
              Warehouse Bar & Grill - you should try their wasabi cruster oyster or baked oyster uggie for apps and their dinner certainly will not leave you disappointed
              Mai Thai - if you're in the mood for Asian cuisine

              If you're not stuck in being in King Street - you should try Momo's for sushi and it is off Queen Street. Also venture into Rustico - just right outside of the Old Town - their maestro menu are good way to try varieties plus plenty of choices for beer.

              1. re: Itsmeeh1
                brooke Jul 28, 2007 05:29 AM

                Overwood and Momo's are my two favorite at the moment.

            2. monkeyrotica Jul 26, 2007 09:49 AM

              I find it hard to believe someone named "Swankalicious" hasn't been to Restaurant Eve. Really, just do it. And Majestic is a good runner-up, albeit with a less formal vibe.

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                baconjen Jul 26, 2007 07:04 PM

                Eve and Majestic are outstanding

                Other places to try:
                Pita House - homey, Lebanese place on Cameron St
                A La Lucia
                Eammons
                Stardust - lunch only - I have been disappointed at dinner
                Rustico - impressive beer selection
                Red Mei - cheap, Asian style takeout with delicious fresh veggies
                Overwoord (where Ecco used to be) - pleasantly surprising lunch last week
                Taverna Cretekou - Greek on the most beautiful patio around
                Farrah Olivia

                Still waiting for a chowhound report on Bastille. It got a nice review recently in Washingtonian, but I haven't heard anything here

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                  thatfarmgirl Jul 27, 2007 08:13 AM

                  There's an Italian restaurant close to Stardust on the street perpendicular to Stardust and just around the corner, but I can't remember the name. We have never been disappointed there. Great service, great food.

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                  1. re: thatfarmgirl
                    Geoff Jul 27, 2007 08:24 AM

                    You might be thinking of A La Lucia. food there has been excellent. in my experience, service has been.....interesting.

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