"Celebrity" Restaurant Ratings...

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  1. Anyonenow

    Anyonenow Well-Known Member

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    I'll Start.

    Emeril's Orlando - Wonderful! Perhaps the best service ever. Food was Great (visit couple of years ago).

    Paula Deen's Savannah GA - Mediocre at best (both buffet and menu). Workers/Staff Laughable. (visit last month)

    Wolfgang Puck Vegas - Very Good a bit overrated. (visit a couple of years ago)
     
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  2. urbanshocker

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    Went to Spago's in LA y-e-a-r-s ago--sucked.

    Bobby Flay's hamburger chain (forget the name) is unremarkable/borderline crap.
     
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    Kerry's KGB Burger in Vegas - OMG so good, everything Fresh .... Pravda!!!! :hat:
     
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    STR New Member Banned User

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    bobby's burgers....i herd it was good
     
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    JLo had a restaurant in Pasadena called "Madres" serving upscale Cuban food :rolleye:

    I wasn't impressed for the price and the place closed down a few years ago.
     
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    I see you're on LI--head over to Smithaven Mall and let me know what you think....
     
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    STR New Member Banned User

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    thats where i heard it was good...my friends got a couple burgers there...also i think sal said he went to that one once and said the burgers tastes like pussy..
     
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    Head over to the Elwood Shopping Center on Jericho Tpke. and go to Jake's Wayback Burgers--much better; great shakes too.
     
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    i heard of that place, never tried it....next time im in the mood for a burger ill check it out..thanks
     
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    NOLA (Emeril's French Quarter place), 10 years ago?: Service Good, Food Excellent

    Emeril's New Orleans, 9 years ago?: Service Horrid, Food Pretty Good

    Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill, 3 years ago: Service Average, Food VERY ''meh''
     
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    I've been wanting to try Bourdain's old place, "Les Halles" in NYC. Ramsay's too. Hell there are so many...
     
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    Been to Tom Collichio's Collichio and Sons - that was a great meal

    I don't tend to hit "celebrity" places, but have been to many well known chef places

    I've done Mesa Grill in Vegas (Flay) that was OK. There is better mexican to be had for sure.

    Les Halles is decent, but it's a bit of a tourist trap now. If you like french bistro food it's good.

    Eleven Madison Park is the place to be in NYC right now if you have loot to blow, if not then Mission Chinese Food is a bit more budget friendly. Neither are celebrity owned but you are likely to find celebrities eating at both.

    I could talk restaurants all day.
     
  13. Lou Cypher

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    Has anyone been to Scott Conant's "Scarpetta" restaurants? I'm really curious about his famous $24 spaghetti...

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    haven't been but that looks really good. I will gladly pay $24 for a properly made bowl of pasta.

    side note scarpeta means "little shoe" and refers to using a piece of bread to soak up the last of the sauce.

    if you are looking for way above average italian and not breaking the bank try this place. it's awesome

    http://frankrestaurant.com/

    I think I first heard of it from Artie mentioning it somewhere, but I have been a couple of times and they do pasta right for sure. It's mad small..and they don't take res. Cash only. real deal though.
     
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    All of Rick Bayless's places that I've been to (Frontera Grill, Topolabampo, the sandwich shop at O'Hare) are outstanding. I like the food (and prices) at Frontera Grill a little better than Topo, but they didn't used to take small-group reservations.

    Plus the dude is always in or around the kitchen with his whites on, even if he's not on the line. I respect that.
     
  16. Nick Manning

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    Is that the Howard Portion?
     
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    Oh my, that menu looks great! I'm a sucker for hand-made, fresh pasta. My bucket list includes a restaurant tour of NYC someday (if I'm lucky). :)
     
  18. Lou Cypher

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    :jj: That's part of my curiosity - I've watched him make it (it's on youtube, I think) and he puts it in a pretty small ring mold in the middle of the plate.
     
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    Did a commercial with Lidia Bastianich about 10 years ago, filmed in her own kitchen. She cooked all the food for filming, plus lunch for all of us. She's a nice lady, but in no way does she cook Italian food well; it was a few steps above Mamma Leone's (the worst "Italian" food ever served, for those who remember that Manhattan tourist trap). I wish I had thought to pimp out my mother's cooking years ago; hers rocks.
     
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    i used to watch her all the time..she seems to know what shes doing...her son is on masterchef...i cant stand that arrogant fuck