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artichoke queen Feb 21, 2008 04:14 PM

Any recommendations?

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  1. JungMann RE: artichoke queen Feb 22, 2008 05:34 AM

    Isabella's is great, but I really cannot pass up the lox at Barney Greengrass. It's just too good.

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      kathryn RE: JungMann Feb 22, 2008 01:20 PM

      2nd Barney Greengrass.

      I also like Nice Matin and The Neptune Room.

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        cimui RE: JungMann Feb 23, 2008 01:51 PM

        the things I love about Barney Greengrass: the smoked fish (all of them), the servers (they can carry on cogent, funny, philosophical convos while balancing coffee cups and platters of fish, they're not omnipresent and also not completely absentee, and they have a sense of self respect), and the divey digs.

        what i don't like about bg: all of the food other than the smoked fish.

        i don't send ppl there unless i know they love smoked fish (or lox, i guess) and don't mind or actively like the no-frills atm.

      2. Ora RE: artichoke queen Feb 22, 2008 07:19 AM

        A list of the "standards":
        Good Enough to Eat
        Sarabeth's
        Isabella's
        Ocean Grill
        Fairway Market Cafe
        Popover Cafe
        Ej's Luncheonette.

        Personally, I just head to my favorite diner, Viand.

        All of the foregoing places tend to be crowded on weekends.

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          ohromujici RE: Ora Feb 26, 2008 07:47 AM

          I am a fan of Sarabeths. Any place that makes home made jam gets my vote.

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          Stuffed Monkey RE: artichoke queen Feb 22, 2008 08:29 AM

          If you want the newest addition to the list, Jonathan Waxman's Madeliene Mae on Colombus at 82nd.

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            artichoke queen RE: artichoke queen Feb 22, 2008 12:35 PM

            Thanks to all.

            1. LNG212 RE: artichoke queen Feb 22, 2008 01:25 PM

              I too like Barney Greengrass and Popover Cafe (popovers with strawberry butter mmmmm).

              If you are further up on the UWS, we also like Roth's Westside Steakhouse (93rd & Columbus; excellent french toast) and Gabriela's (94th & Columbus; Mexican).

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                lisettte RE: artichoke queen Feb 22, 2008 11:39 PM

                good enough to eat has seen better days. I have eaten at Viand in the past and is just ordinary, Barney Greengrass is an institution wonderful Nova like butter, popover cafe is terrible to me. I have not tried Isabella.?

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                  kobetobiko RE: artichoke queen Feb 23, 2008 08:27 AM

                  I may be too late now, but for future reference, there is also Telepan that serves up delicious Saturday brunch on UWS!

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                    artichoke queen RE: artichoke queen Feb 23, 2008 02:59 PM

                    We wound up at the Neptune Room and had a great brunch with a 'complimentary' cocktail. The eggs benedict were delicious.
                    Thanks to this post, lots of new places to try.

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                      kelea RE: artichoke queen Feb 24, 2008 09:59 AM

                      I love Neptune Room! Esp the lobster benedict! amazing....

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