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    I think Fete Sau is a must, i love good BBQ. The other suggestions sound great too and i will look forward to checking them out. Do you guys know of any great beer bars in the area? I am a beer enthusiast and if you had some suggestions that would be great. Thanks again

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    keeping with the brooklyn theme, not too far from fatty cue and fete sau is Radegast Hall & Biergarten.

    again, a few blocks away is Berry Park with a cool rooftop and nice selection of tap and bottle.
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    I am not a chef, so please don't bludgeon me for this suggestion, but I finally did the oh-so-touristy thing and went to "21" a couple of years ago. Lots of old fashioned fun and not too pricey if you do the pre-show menu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamsignals View Post
    keeping with the brooklyn theme, not too far from fatty cue and fete sau is Radegast Hall & Biergarten.

    again, a few blocks away is Berry Park with a cool rooftop and nice selection of tap and bottle.
    I can't wait for this, I love a good Biergarten! These suggestions have been awesome.

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    Don't miss Spuyten Duyvil if you're in Williamsburg and interested in beer. This list is worth taking a look at.

    Barbecue in NY leaves me underwhelmed. None of the usual suspects (Fette Sau included) could be considered a destination, nor are any of them among NY's best restaurants. They're good if you have a craving, but if I was visiting NY, I wouldn't fritter away a meal on any of them.

    My favorite steakhouse in the city by a mile is Keens. Peter Luger is undoubtedly good too, but lacks Keens's wonderful atmosphere (and mutton chop). I like eating in the bar room. Two hot recent openings (The Dutch and Minetta Tavern) have highly regarded steaks also.

    I usually send out-of-towners to Shopsins for a diner-on-crack breakfast or lunch, and the tavern room at Gramercy Tavern for a lovely, very NY dinner.

    For a fancy meal, my two picks would be lunch at Per Se's lounge/salon (get there when they open and take the window seat overlooking Central Park, menu at the bottom of this PDF) or Jean-Georges (for the price of one of Per Se's entrees, you get a full 3-star experience). Eleven Madison Park and Momofuku Ko would be my runners up. Ko is slightly redundant if you're going to Ssam Bar (which you should).

    I highly recommend Kyo Ya if you're into Japanese food. Ippudo serves the best ramen in NY, followed by Totto.

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    Can anyone on this forum actually afford to eat at Per Se? if so, I would love to know what line of work they are in.
    Quote Originally Posted by dehory View Post
    Don't miss Spuyten Duyvil if you're in Williamsburg and interested in beer. This list is worth taking a look at.

    Barbecue in NY leaves me underwhelmed. None of the usual suspects (Fette Sau included) could be considered a destination, nor are any of them among NY's best restaurants. They're good if you have a craving, but if I was visiting NY, I wouldn't fritter away a meal on any of them.

    My favorite steakhouse in the city by a mile is Keens. Peter Luger is undoubtedly good too, but lacks Keens's wonderful atmosphere (and mutton chop). I like eating in the bar room. Two hot recent openings (The Dutch and Minetta Tavern) have highly regarded steaks also.

    I usually send out-of-towners to Shopsins for a diner-on-crack breakfast or lunch, and the tavern room at Gramercy Tavern for a lovely, very NY dinner.

    For a fancy meal, my two picks would be lunch at Per Se's lounge/salon (get there when they open and take the window seat overlooking Central Park, menu at the bottom of this PDF) or Jean-Georges (for the price of one of Per Se's entrees, you get a full 3-star experience). Eleven Madison Park and Momofuku Ko would be my runners up. Ko is slightly redundant if you're going to Ssam Bar (which you should).

    I highly recommend Kyo Ya if you're into Japanese food. Ippudo serves the best ramen in NY, followed by Totto.

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    Lots of cool suggestions dehory, thanks for all the links as well. I will for sure look into your suggestions. @*******, no i can't afford to eat at Per Se haha

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    I would have freaked at those prices even when I could afford to eat there before the crash. With that said, I guess you have to do things like that at least once in your life if you have the means.
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    Lots of cool suggestions dehory, thanks for all the links as well. I will for sure look into your suggestions. @*******, no i can't afford to eat at Per Se haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by ******* View Post
    I would have freaked at those prices even when I could afford to eat there before the crash. With that said, I guess you have to do things like that at least once in your life if you have the means.
    I agree, I went to Vegas with a few friends once and we ate at some of the nicest places on the strip. Amazing food but it hurt the wallet for sure.

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    That's true. I finally went to Vegas for the first time back in 2008 and discovered very quickly that you don't need to sit at a blackjack table to get crazy and lose all of your money in that town. LOL On the subject of NYC, the one relatively overpriced splurgy thing that I did last time I was there was to have a couple of cocktails in the Peacock Alley lounge at the Waldorf. I actually ordered a mojito with upgraded rum which was not the typical New York cocktail. Around $15 per drink, IIRC, but they nailed it big time and you couldn't beat the vibe. I also had dinner in the little 10 or so table dining room that sits behind the bar there and was rather impressed not only by the food, but by the prices. Not really outrageous at all. My date had a fish dish that used a lightly smoked fish, sturgeon IIRC, and she raves about it to this day and this from a who grew up in Sarasota, Florida and has eaten a decent piece of fish or two. This was March of 2007 and I seem to recall that they had just hired a new young chef for Peacock Alley and were really trying to promote it. That may be why I didn't walk out broke.
    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman91 View Post
    I agree, I went to Vegas with a few friends once and we ate at some of the nicest places on the strip. Amazing food but it hurt the wallet for sure.

    Mike

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