ISO Real Caesar Salad
I have never had a REAL caesar salad and would love to try it at least to know what its supposed to taste like (my only reference point so far is the generic caesar served in most places).
Please recommend a place to get it?
I have no idea what you're talking about, but the Caesar salad at Nonna on the UWS is incredible.
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in NYC, that's going to be very very difficult...when i moved here from LA, the two things i missed (and continue to miss) most are authentic Thai food and the Caesar salad at Dan Tana's restaurant, which many consider the best in the US...
In general, LA restaurants do the Caesar better than NY (the Caesar was invented not so far away from LA, in Tijuana, Mexico)...
I've yet to have a good one in NYC...even when you ask about it and if it's a real, traditional Caesar (and you get an "Oh yes! Ours is very authentic!" from the server), what you are served is usually a cruel Ranch-dressing joke...West Branch claimed exactly that and what came out was an upscale take on Ranch dressing (no worcesteshire, no garlic, no anchovy in any form)
others here have suggested Pietro's on 43rd St, but i haven't been there yet...
It's a shame that even a great place like Keens (a restaurant which i otherwise love) can't manage a Caesar (theirs tastes like something served at Wendy's)...