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« Reply #30 on: February 29, 2016, 05:05:13 pm »

Ditto, PhillyNY, Gallagher's was a solid performer years ago. During the 60's & 70's, the Fordham Advertising Club, consisting of scores of alumni in the advertising, broadcasting and publishing fields met monthly in the second-floor dining room from September - May. I still remember their great St. Patrick's Day luncheons. One year, an alum ran a Bingo game with the winner receiving a free trip for two to Ireland. Aer Lingus stewardesses (flight attendants today) were there to promote the trip. What none of us knew was that the alum, who was calling the numbers, had distributed duplicates of three or four "fixed" Bingo cards, and as a result, about 85 alumni stood up at the same time and shouted BINGO!. For three seconds, as the alum, raced out of the room into the kitchen and out the back door, all the guests stood dumbfounded with their jaws open. Everyone quickly realized that we all had been had and pandemonium resulted. People couldn't stop laughing for five minutes and all agreed that it was the best group con job, any of us had ever experienced. I wish I could recall the name of the perpetrator but if I'm not mistaken, he was the VP Sales for WGN-TV in NYC and a terrific guy.

Great steaks, terrific onion rolls and wonderful memories…but for a great meal in 2016, I still recommend Peter Lugar's. Consider the waiters part of the entertainment and cachet.      Wink   
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« Reply #31 on: February 29, 2016, 05:17:34 pm »

Wolfgangs

http://wolfgangssteakhouse.net/parkave/

There is a Peter Lugers on Long Island as well.
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« Reply #32 on: February 29, 2016, 08:41:44 pm »

Ditto, PhillyNY, Gallagher's was a solid performer years ago. During the 60's & 70's, the Fordham Advertising Club, consisting of scores of alumni in the advertising, broadcasting and publishing fields met monthly in the second-floor dining room from September - May. I still remember their great St. Patrick's Day luncheons. One year, an alum ran a Bingo game with the winner receiving a free trip for two to Ireland. Aer Lingus stewardesses (flight attendants today) were there to promote the trip. What none of us knew was that the alum, who was calling the numbers, had distributed duplicates of three or four "fixed" Bingo cards, and as a result, about 85 alumni stood up at the same time and shouted BINGO!. For three seconds, as the alum, raced out of the room into the kitchen and out the back door, all the guests stood dumbfounded with their jaws open. Everyone quickly realized that we all had been had and pandemonium resulted. People couldn't stop laughing for five minutes and all agreed that it was the best group con job, any of us had ever experienced. I wish I could recall the name of the perpetrator but if I'm not mistaken, he was the VP Sales for WGN-TV in NYC and a terrific guy.

Great steaks, terrific onion rolls and wonderful memories…but for a great meal in 2016, I still recommend Peter Lugar's. Consider the waiters part of the entertainment and cachet.      Wink   

Great story, Joe.
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« Reply #33 on: February 29, 2016, 08:47:43 pm »

My favorite steakhouse in NYC is Keen's, hands down. Best atmosphere, best classic NYC history and best steaks. Their Dover Sole is also world class. And they have the best bar in the city.

http://www.keens.com

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« Reply #34 on: February 29, 2016, 08:58:23 pm »

RB, Keen's = great Mutton Chops as I recall, correct?

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« Reply #35 on: February 29, 2016, 10:26:00 pm »

Yes, Keens is very good.

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« Reply #36 on: February 29, 2016, 10:34:04 pm »

RB, Keen's = great Mutton Chops as I recall, correct?



Yes, Joe. Where can you find Mutton Chops on a menu these days? A NYC gem.
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« Reply #37 on: March 01, 2016, 08:14:08 am »

My favorite steakhouse in NYC is Keen's, hands down. Best atmosphere, best classic NYC history and best steaks. Their Dover Sole is also world class. And they have the best bar in the city.

http://www.keens.com



The bar at Keens is truly one of a kind. Really cool spot to have a drink. Their bourbon & whiskey list is fantastic as well.

You could ask 10 people what they think the "best" steakhouse in NY is and you could easily get 10 answers all of which could be correct on any given night. Bowery Meat Company is another one that is fantastic. You can't go wrong with any of the above mentioned spots.

Best meal I ever had was at Wolfgangs. Second best was at Old Homestead. The meatballs at Old Homestead are game changing.
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« Reply #38 on: March 01, 2016, 08:19:59 am »

The bar at Keens is truly one of a kind. Really cool spot to have a drink. Their bourbon & whiskey list is fantastic as well.

You could ask 10 people what they think the "best" steakhouse in NY is and you could easily get 10 answers all of which could be correct on any given night. Bowery Meat Company is another one that is fantastic. You can't go wrong with any of the above mentioned spots.

Best meal I ever had was at Wolfgangs. Second best was at Old Homestead. The meatballs at Old Homestead are game changing.

+1. All true.
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« Reply #39 on: March 01, 2016, 08:32:41 am »

Maloney and Porcelli has a great crackling pork shank to go along with the normal fare, plus there is a large statue of a ram on a pedestal in the bar, as Mr. Porcelli graduated from Fordham.
He is also a director of the Smith & Wollensky group.
This I learned from the bartender.
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« Reply #40 on: March 01, 2016, 09:46:44 am »

Maloney and Porcelli has a great crackling pork shank to go along with the normal fare, plus there is a large statue of a ram on a pedestal in the bar, as Mr. Porcelli graduated from Fordham.
He is also a director of the Smith & Wollensky group.
This I learned from the bartender.

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« Reply #41 on: March 01, 2016, 11:32:37 am »

Joe your Gallagher's story is wonderful. Know how to get an 85 year old woman to swear? Just yell BINGO! Keen's is where we had a meet and greet for Whittenberg great place worth a visit just for the ambiance alone not to mention the food. "Give me back my mutton joint" Friar Tuck
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« Reply #42 on: March 04, 2016, 08:25:02 pm »

Thanks to everyone for the recommendations and the stories; not sure if we'll make it to Arthur Avenue - but there will be a 70/early80's WFUV reunion on Sunday at Arthur ave. which I will have to miss ( having a reunion with grade school buddies and telling lies).

And Sunday night will be Peter Luger's - in Great Neck with Mom - the last time we were there may have been my confirmation ( which had to be around 1970).

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« Reply #43 on: March 04, 2016, 10:38:44 pm »

Chicago Ram, have a great weekend but for all the recommendations, how about sharing your review
of Peter Lugar's in Great Neck. I wonder how it compares with the original.
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« Reply #44 on: March 06, 2016, 09:17:45 am »

. . . Peter Luger's - in Great Neck with Mom -

Took my Mom there several years ago. She said..Oh, this is very nice.  I said, No, you're missing the whole Peter Luger experience - - - these waiters are being nice to us!
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« Reply #45 on: March 07, 2016, 06:55:09 pm »

FYI: This thread has been a real education for me. Most of the restaurants I had never heard of. I notated the names, and will try to visit them on trips to NYC. Muchas gracias!
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« Reply #46 on: March 07, 2016, 09:27:26 pm »

Steve, since you're going to make the rounds, if you like Japanese food, try Hasaki on East 9th Street between Second & Third Avenue. Astor Place subway stop is closest one.

In addition to the Sushi, which is excellent, try the Negamaki (thin marinated rolled beef with scallions inside); Ohitashi (Spinach and spinach wrapped in seaweed); Agadashi (SP?) Tofu; the Miso soup, and their hot house saki. Everyone I've taken there loves it. Enjoy!
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« Reply #47 on: March 07, 2016, 09:29:42 pm »

Steve, since you're going to make the rounds, if you like Japanese food, try Hasaki on East 9th Street between Second & Third Avenue. Astor Place subway stop is closest one.

In addition to the Sushi, which is excellent, try the Negamaki (thin marinated rolled beef with scallions inside); Ohitashi (Spinach and spinach wrapped in seaweed); Agadashi (SP?) Tofu; the Miso soup, and their hot house saki. Everyone I've taken here loves it. Enjoy!

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« Reply #48 on: March 07, 2016, 09:47:36 pm »

The thread has taken a detour off Arthur Avenue but hopefully, Chicago Ram and Ace won't mind.     Wink
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« Reply #49 on: March 07, 2016, 09:51:25 pm »

Back to the point - if you haven't tried Tra Da Noi, do yourself a favor.
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« Reply #50 on: March 07, 2016, 10:17:40 pm »

Steve, since you're going to make the rounds, if you like Japanese food, try Hasaki on East 9th Street between Second & Third Avenue. Astor Place subway stop is closest one.

In addition to the Sushi, which is excellent, try the Negamaki (thin marinated rolled beef with scallions inside); Ohitashi (Spinach and spinach wrapped in seaweed); Agadashi (SP?) Tofu; the Miso soup, and their hot house saki. Everyone I've taken there loves it. Enjoy!

I don't mind Joe - just means I need to come home more!!!
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« Reply #51 on: March 08, 2016, 12:25:12 am »

Back to the point - if you haven't tried Tra Da Noi, do yourself a favor.

+1  Have a meal there every time I come back for a visit.  As mentioned in an earlier post, order any of the daily specials that Marco has on the board that day.  You won't be dissapointed.
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« Reply #52 on: March 08, 2016, 07:27:37 am »

Back to the point - if you haven't tried Tra Da Noi, do yourself a favor.

+1 .... they serve a 'smoked' pasta served in foil. It's a creative and delish dish. The minestrone is excellent also.
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« Reply #53 on: March 13, 2016, 10:57:01 am »

And for the best steakhouse in NYC, Peter Lugar in Brooklyn is the place to go, but bring cash. No credit cards accepted.

Peter Lugar received a good endorsement in today's NY Times......... from a Fordham rival (ha! ha!)


http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/13/nyregion/how-barryrohrssen-a-basketball-coach-spends-his-sundays.html?_r=0
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« Reply #54 on: March 15, 2016, 01:28:54 pm »

So, Chicago, how was Peter L on Northern Blvd.?

Also, 55 year old coach has a 33 year old fiance . . . talk about recruiting!
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« Reply #55 on: April 02, 2016, 08:27:14 pm »

Telling colleagues about TDN, the Rao's of the Bronx.
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« Reply #56 on: July 10, 2016, 11:21:49 pm »

Went to Arthur Ave. last night for dinner. We had wanted to go to Rigaletto's but they were closed for vacation.  We went to Tra Di Noi largely based on comments on this thread. Thanks to all, we had a great meal and time. The atmosphere  was very relaxing and we were never rushed. Would recommend it to all.
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« Reply #57 on: July 11, 2016, 06:16:53 pm »

Don't tell everyone! Let's keep this in the Family!😜
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« Reply #58 on: July 11, 2016, 08:30:28 pm »

Went to Arthur Ave. last night for dinner. We had wanted to go to Rigaletto's but they were closed for vacation.  We went to Tra Di Noi largely based on comments on this thread. Thanks to all, we had a great meal and time. The atmosphere  was very relaxing and we were never rushed. Would recommend it to all.

The best restaurant in the Bronx Little Italy, hands down.
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« Reply #59 on: July 12, 2016, 12:18:05 pm »

Went to Arthur Ave. last night for dinner. We had wanted to go to Rigaletto's but they were closed for vacation.  We went to Tra Di Noi largely based on comments on this thread. Thanks to all, we had a great meal and time. The atmosphere  was very relaxing and we were never rushed. Would recommend it to all.

Tra Di Noi is a classic!

Also, I find that you can't go wrong with Mario's: great food, great atmosphere......and a lot of history ............

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/03/15/40-years-later-owners-of-bronx-restaurant-have-no-regrets-in-turning-down-role-in-the-godfather/
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