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Any seriously good food above 100th Street on West Side?

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75 percent cacao Feb 9, 2011 09:11 AM

Cuisine type doesn't matter; quality does.

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  1. rose water RE: 75 percent cacao Feb 9, 2011 09:47 AM

    charles's southern style chicken
    zoma
    5 & diamond
    lee lee's baked goods

    good, but perhaps not "seriously good"
    biergarten
    piatto d'oro
    amy ruth's

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      rose water RE: rose water Feb 14, 2011 07:16 AM

      i take it back. 5 and diamond was seriously good when i had dinner there 6 months or so ago. when i had brunch there this weekend, food was seriously lackluster, and the server and bartender obnoxious. you can get much better pancakes, actually served hot, at cafe amrita. i really hope their dinner is better, though the long delay to get our food, which was then served lukewarm, and the grating staff, speak to more systematic problems with the place.

      great khao soi at thai market? really? great tip, thanks!

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        hcbk0702 RE: rose water Feb 14, 2011 07:48 AM

        David Santos, the chef of 5 & Diamond when it was good, left late last year. He's now the chef at Hotel Griffou, revamping the menu.

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        Hotel Griffou
        21 W 9th St, New York, NY 10011

        5 & Diamond
        2072 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10026

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        trixareforkids RE: rose water Feb 14, 2011 08:31 AM

        Rack and Soul, Red Rooster, Indus Valley

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        Indus Valley
        2636 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

        Red Rooster
        310 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10027

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        InfoMofo RE: 75 percent cacao Feb 9, 2011 10:15 AM

        spoonbread!

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          sheio RE: 75 percent cacao Feb 9, 2011 10:23 AM

          I've been reading raves about Red Rooster, the new Marcus Samuelsson restaurant, but I haven't eaten there myself. If you check it out please report back!

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          Red Rooster
          310 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10027

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            nmprisons RE: 75 percent cacao Feb 12, 2011 02:59 PM

            Absolute Bagels
            The Khao Soi at Thai Market

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            Thai Market
            960 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025

            Absolute Bagels
            2788 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

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              whitneybee RE: nmprisons Feb 15, 2011 04:46 AM

              I get takeout from Thai Market on a regular basis (have only eaten there once) and while I've never had it, my friends rave about the Khao Soi.

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              Thai Market
              960 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025

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              msny98 RE: 75 percent cacao Feb 14, 2011 10:34 AM

              Buca

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              Buca
              201 W 103rd St, New York, NY 10025

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                Upperwestsider RE: 75 percent cacao Feb 15, 2011 03:25 AM

                Not alot to choose from, but here is one "seriously" and two maybes: Terrace in the Sky (www.terraceinthesky.com) on the rooftop of a building in the middle of the Columbia campus is worth a look; lunch is better 'cause the view is one of the best in NYC. The two others would be Bistro ten-18 @ hun 10 & Adam (www.bistroten18.com) has interesting specials and, if you like low rent, try Dinosaur (www.dinosaurbarbque.com) @ hun 27 and 12th.

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                Terrace in the Sky
                400 West 119th Street, New York, NY 10027

                1. thew RE: 75 percent cacao Feb 15, 2011 04:09 AM

                  dinosaur BBQ!!!!

                  zoma
                  valle de mofongo
                  charles country fried chicken
                  amy ruth's
                  some good mex has popped up, but most of it is further east

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                    rose water RE: thew Feb 15, 2011 06:44 AM

                    wait, i want to know about good mex further east! even if it doesn't meet the OP's specifications, please share.
                    also further east is the east harlem moustache, which i love, and which is always woefully empty every time i go.

                  2. sgordon RE: 75 percent cacao Feb 15, 2011 11:54 AM

                    There's not a lot up there, but of the options...

                    Charles' Pan-Fried Chicken
                    Amy Ruth's - Charles' is better IMHO, but good for a chicken & waffles brunch, just to get some different chicken now and then instead of going to Charles' every time.
                    Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
                    Hudson River Cafe
                    The Mill (decent Korean, not as good as you'll find in K-Town, but not bad)

                    ...and waaaaay further uptown:
                    La Casa del Mofongo (I mean, they have 28 different kinds of Mofongo - 'nuff said)
                    New Leaf Restaurant & Bar (beautiful setting in The Cloisters)

                    Also, I can't remember the name - but many years ago (so who knows if they still exist) there was a place on 125th, near the Apollo - Caribbean place, on the second floor up a flight of steps - where I had some dynamite turtle soup. Ring any bells for anyone? Torn down and turned into an Old Navy? Wish I remembered the name...

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                    Charles' Country Pan-Fried Chicken
                    2837 8th Ave, New York, NY 10039

                    Amy Ruth's
                    113 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026

                    New Leaf Restaurant & Bar
                    1 Margaret Corbin Dr, New York, NY 10040

                    La Casa del Mofongo
                    1447 Saint Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10033

                    The Mill
                    2895 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

                    Hudson River Cafe
                    697 W 133rd St, New York, NY 10027

                    Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
                    777 W. 125th Street, New York, NY 10027

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                      MandalayVA RE: sgordon Feb 15, 2011 12:08 PM

                      Could it have been Olivia's? It was more of a soul food joint but there was Caribbean stuff on the menu too. Don't remember turtle soup but it was really good (this was late eighties).

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                      fm1963 RE: 75 percent cacao Feb 15, 2011 11:55 AM

                      Silver Moon Bakery on 105th and Broadway.

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                      Silver Moon Bakery
                      2740 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

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                        gloriousfood RE: 75 percent cacao Feb 15, 2011 03:38 PM

                        Has anyone tried Zen Palate on 105th (I think), which just opened? Used to love the one on Union Square.

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                        Zen Palate
                        239 W 105th St, New York, NY 10025

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