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by ArtF
August 14th, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 609
Views: 62876

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

In all due respect this is so sad. Do you realize how low profit margins are in the restaurant business and what the average kitchen staff earns? I dont understand. What does that have to do with giving misinformation to customers? Well you are by definition complaining about corkage. I personally ...
by ArtF
August 14th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 609
Views: 62876

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

I noticed a lot of restaurants are not consistent with their fees. I started recording my calls when getting quoted for fees so I don't get screwed over later. In all due respect this is so sad. Do you realize how low profit margins are in the restaurant business and what the average kitchen staff ...
by ArtF
August 12th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 609
Views: 62876

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

J a y H a c k wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 1:53 pm
ABCV vegetarian just told me $40 per bottle.
Seems like cost of eating out is going up. Free corkage days are a big plus to keep the price down and drinking solid.
by ArtF
August 7th, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 609
Views: 62876

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

Feast in East Village was $25 for one 750 bottle. Creative cooking, rustic setting. Stemless wine glasses. House made bread and pasta.

https://www.eatfeastnyc.com/
by ArtF
July 6th, 2019, 8:38 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: New Orleans Hotels
Replies: 27
Views: 1040

Re: New Orleans Hotels

Fairfield Inn & Suites, 346 Baronne Street Recently renovated warehouse. Rooms are large. Decor is modern distressed, like West Elm. Wood support beams from original warehouse gave the room personality. Short walk to Bourbon Street. Recommend taking a street car to lunch at Commanders for 25 cent ma...
by ArtF
June 2nd, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 170
Views: 11721

Re: Long Island

YLee wrote:
June 2nd, 2019, 7:01 am
Hello, any italian restaurant with no cork fee near Queens that someone can recommend?
Il Poeta in Forest Hills charges $15 or $20. Call to confirm. Thursdays are no charge.

https://www.viamichelin.com/web/Restaur ... a-2v3werqa
by ArtF
June 2nd, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 609
Views: 62876

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

Balthazar, SoHo. $35 per bottle, $70 per mag, 2 bottle limit. Dining room gets hectic, so I came with a corkscrew, too. But big burgundy glasses came quickly upon request. We enjoyed the food and atmosphere a lot. Food was fresh and carefully prepared. Service was efficient and attentive. Balthazar ...
by ArtF
March 24th, 2019, 7:35 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 609
Views: 62876

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

Not that anyone was wondering... but I was curious to give Hillstone a whirl... and they would not let me use my bottles as I previously opened them. Strictly enforced. Had to go elsewhere. These were nebbiolo I decanted for air and sediment prior to arriving. I remember bringing an open bottle to ...
by ArtF
March 2nd, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 170
Views: 11721

Re: Long Island

Afghan Grill, on Hillside Avenue in New Hyde Park. No charge to BYO. Glasses are scarce so bring stems. Family run, store front restaurant for middle eastern kabobs and stews. We liked the charred, bone in Cornish hen, lamb stew with eggplant, large plate of seasoned basmati rice and cardamon spiced...
by ArtF
January 17th, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 609
Views: 62876

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

Thanks Art, for the Hillstone info. I live close enough the area but never bothered much about the restaurant whenever I happen to walk by. What's the food like? Good, decent, offline worthy? Are they welcoming enough with byob? Funny that I when I looked at their web site, there's a big note about...
by ArtF
January 15th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 609
Views: 62876

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

"Hillstone the ...bustling, chain restaurant" with locations on 27th and Park, and 53rd and Lex, is now $15 per regular sized bottle.

https://hillstone.com/menus/hillstone/H ... 1547592772
by ArtF
January 13th, 2019, 4:04 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 170
Views: 11721

Re: Long Island

Blackstone Steakhouse, Melville quoted $35. First time here and thought the surf and turf Sunday special was terrific.
by ArtF
December 19th, 2018, 11:16 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 170
Views: 11721

Re: Long Island

Thai Thai Villa in Huntington. No charge to BYO. Stemless wine glasses. Informal atmosphere. We had duck roti app, stir fry egg noodle special and sweet and sour tofu. Wife cannot tolerate even a little pepper, so can't comment on spicy dishes. But our choices were very savory and not too sweet. Reg...
by ArtF
December 19th, 2018, 10:31 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 609
Views: 62876

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

That's a whole other topic. But if the menu says tipping is not permitted, I don't think you were wrong.
by ArtF
December 19th, 2018, 10:03 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 609
Views: 62876

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

how much was corkage? did you leave a tip? web site warns no tipping permitted.
by ArtF
November 22nd, 2018, 9:43 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 170
Views: 11721

Re: Long Island

Lola-Great Neck, on Middle Neck Road. Corkage is $20. Nice stems. Creative Middle Eastern menu with continental touches. Foie gras is a specialty. Roast duck, too. Upscale but informal. Restaurant week menu was a generous bargain.
by ArtF
October 11th, 2018, 7:11 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 170
Views: 11721

Re: Long Island

Iron Skillet is in the dining room of an old Victorian mansion. Friday to Sunday only. Cash only. We enjoyed it.
by ArtF
October 10th, 2018, 8:38 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 170
Views: 11721

Re: Long Island

Place looks interesting. How was it? [/quote] Work in progress. Servers looked like they were in high school or college, so gave us coffee that had sat too long instead of making new pot. Almost gave us orders for another table. Desert of the day, oreo cheesecake was great. Everything else was too h...
by ArtF
October 10th, 2018, 6:16 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 170
Views: 11721

Re: Long Island

The Gristmill in East Rockaway. No charge for BYO for now. Ambitious menu. Informal Italian-Continental.
by ArtF
September 30th, 2018, 9:09 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 170
Views: 11721

Re: Long Island

Bdklein wrote:
September 30th, 2018, 4:13 am
$35 at 2 Spring in Oyster Bay
Wine list looks like lots of good choices under $50. How was your meal?
by ArtF
September 24th, 2018, 7:06 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2122
Views: 123562

Re: New York City Restaurants

Had a terrific experience at Giulietta's, a Venetian style wine bar in the heart of Greenwich Village, right next to Grom gelato. Terrific chef-owner. who is also a sommelier. Venetian cicchetti, risotto, house made pasta, and large wine list with many carefully chosen Italian wines, all fairly pric...
by ArtF
September 16th, 2018, 9:59 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 170
Views: 11721

Re: Long Island

Ayhan's F.i.s.h. on Main in Port Washington is $20. Nice Santorini white decor. Large portions. Spinach pie had a very flaky crust, soft tacos had plump grilled shrimp and house made salsa. Grilled halibut filet was pristine.
by ArtF
September 15th, 2018, 5:34 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 609
Views: 62876

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

The Sea Grill, Rockefeller Center is $40. Very good service and food. And that view of the skating rink in winter. Very convenient to Radio City.
https://www.patinagroup.com/the-sea-grill
by ArtF
August 20th, 2018, 9:20 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2122
Views: 123562

Re: New York City Restaurants

No great choices I know in Times Square. I usually go to Brasserie 8 1/2 or Cafe Centro and BYO.
by ArtF
August 19th, 2018, 5:16 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 170
Views: 11721

Re: Long Island

Smoked Barn, Levittown. Less than 10 tables. BYOB no charge. Bring glasses. Smoked brisket was tender and juicy. I think it's best to get there as early as possible so everything is just cooked.
by ArtF
August 19th, 2018, 7:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2122
Views: 123562

Re: New York City Restaurants

I know it's touristy and not the "real" Johns pizza , but I had awesome penne a la vodka (with peas and prosciutto, and nice and light) and really great sautéed spinach with garlic and oil at John's of Time Square . Pizza was very good, too. Pleasantly surprised for sure. Thanks for the reminder. M...
by ArtF
August 15th, 2018, 10:06 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 609
Views: 62876

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

Must be on the Chinese specials on the wall. Next time I'll ask the waiters what fish and seafood specials are posted. We ordered lobster Cantonese, and it actually was not the best quality. But still delicious.
by ArtF
August 15th, 2018, 8:25 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 609
Views: 62876

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

Not for my table of 2. I was given water goblets and a plastic water pitcher with ice. But a few large tables were set with stems and chillers and gold napkins. Maybe need to reserve in advance. Tables did not seem to be for a party.
by ArtF
August 15th, 2018, 6:34 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 609
Views: 62876

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

Wu's Wonton King. No charge corkage. Easier to park than at Peking Duck House (Mott St). And right next to "F" train stop on E. Broadway. Did not try the Peking duck, but it seemed like every other table did. Extra attention given to large groups, including nice stems and chillers. Good review in NY...
by ArtF
August 15th, 2018, 6:26 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 170
Views: 11721

Re: Long Island

Newsday reports Artie's South Shore Fish Market has closed. NY Garden Kabob, Huntington, too.
by ArtF
August 7th, 2018, 8:04 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 170
Views: 11721

Long Island

Meta, Oceanside. Creative Italian food. Large portions. Nice atmosphere. $15 corkage.
by ArtF
July 27th, 2018, 6:38 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Cape May
Replies: 27
Views: 876

Cape May

Been to Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Easy to fly to any of them from NYC in less than an hour. Cape Cod is the largest of the three and has a couple of golf courses and the best lobsters. Need a car for that one. Martha's Vineyard is smaller and quaint. Nantucket is the smallest, most ...
by ArtF
July 15th, 2018, 1:17 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: CIA, Hyde Park NY
Replies: 1
Views: 365

CIA, Hyde Park NY

Bocuse Restaurant at the CIA quoted $20 per bottle.
by ArtF
July 15th, 2018, 1:14 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Nantucket
Replies: 6
Views: 438

Nantucket

We enjoyed the Centre Street Bistro enough to eat two out of three diners there. Black Eyed Susan's was more expensive, very loud and they force you to line up at 5:30 to reserve a table for 7:30 or 9:15 seatings.
by ArtF
July 12th, 2018, 5:40 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 170
Views: 11721

Long Island

It was only a 15 minute drive to Farm Country Kitchen when I stayed in West Hampton; not sure how long a drive from Quogue.
by ArtF
July 4th, 2018, 1:11 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Nantucket
Replies: 6
Views: 438

Nantucket

Good advice. Like most seashore towns, it's unbearable on weekends. But mid-weeks are terrific. No problem getting restaurant reservations or booking rooms. I've been to Cape Cod, the Hamptons and Martha's Vineyard from Sunday to Friday and all have been relatively deserted. Jet Blue flies to Cape C...
by ArtF
June 30th, 2018, 12:15 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Nantucket
Replies: 6
Views: 438

Nantucket

Web sites for two restaurants in town permit BYOB. Black-Eyed Susan's and Centre Street Cafe. Also Sconset Cafe on Eastern side of island in Siasconset. Anyone been? Worth the cab fare to Siasconset?
by ArtF
April 22nd, 2018, 6:43 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 170
Views: 11721

Long Island

Finley's Seafood, Huntington. Corkage is $15. Formerly, Storyville American Table. We had an incredible red snapper with vanilla rum butter sauce. Perfect with German riesling GG or a dry Alsatian.
by ArtF
April 15th, 2018, 11:37 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 609
Views: 62876

New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

Gigino at Wagner Park. Behind the Jewish Museum in Battery Park. $25/bottle. Not sure if limit. Accommodated us with a chiller for our one bottle. Commercial stems. Italian trattoria with fresh ingredients, good specials. Outdoor patio with great view. Reasonable considering location. European servi...
by ArtF
April 9th, 2018, 7:25 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 170
Views: 11721

Long Island

Pizza is supposedly some of the best in the LI area. Your thoughts ?

I agree.
by ArtF
April 8th, 2018, 6:43 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 170
Views: 11721

Long Island

Naples Street Food, Franklin Square, across from Frankly Thai. No charge to byo. Glasses are not stems, in keeping with the decor. Straw chairs, butcher block tables, Just seven tables. But usually wait is short. Pizza is authentico Napoli style.

https://www.naplesstreetfood.net/
by ArtF
March 21st, 2018, 12:19 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 170
Views: 11721

Long Island

First day of Spring. Two byo's if you are making plans to visit the North Fork: Iron Skillet, Mattituck. Husband and wife serve dinner on the first floor of their large old house on Love Lane near the business section on Fri-Sun. No charge to BYO. Cash only. http://www.ironskilletmattituck.com/ Farm...
by ArtF
March 9th, 2018, 1:10 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 170
Views: 11721

Long Island

NY Garden Kabobs, Huntington. No charge to byob. Wine glasses and cork screws are available. Hidden in the Gerard Street parking lot, near the rear entrance to Jonathan's Ristorante. Food is home cooked Middle Eastern. Husband cooks and wife is out front. I like everything, hummus, falafel, boneles...
by ArtF
February 28th, 2018, 9:24 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 609
Views: 62876

New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

Anyone have anything to share re: Norma's I've never been and would appreciate any feedback. Additionally, if anyone cares to comment on Brasserie 8 1/2 , that'd be great, too. Brasserie 8 1/2 has a byob menu on Sunday and Monday. Choices like filet of beef Wellington and foie gras for $38. No char...
by ArtF
January 7th, 2018, 10:20 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 170
Views: 11721

Long Island

Thum Thai, Main St. Huntington. BYOB, no charge, for now. New store front outpost of Rockville Centre Thai restaurant. Much better than average. Need to reserve for weekend nights.
by ArtF
December 25th, 2017, 1:48 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 170
Views: 11721

Long Island

NY Garden Kabobs, Huntington. No charge to byob. Wine glasses and cork screws are available. Hidden in the Gerard Street parking lot, near the rear entrance to Jonathan's Ristorante. Food is home cooked Middle Eastern. Husband cooks and wife is out front. I like everything, hummus, falafel, boneles...
by ArtF
December 25th, 2017, 12:50 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 170
Views: 11721

Long Island

NY Garden Kabobs, Huntington. No charge to byob. Wine glasses and cork screws are available. Hidden in the Gerard Street parking lot, near the rear entrance to Jonathan's Ristorante. Food is home cooked Middle Eastern. Husband cooks and wife is out front. I like everything, hummus, falafel, boneless...
by ArtF
November 25th, 2017, 7:43 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 170
Views: 11721

Long Island

Returned to Thom Thom in Wantagh. BYO is $15/bottle. Good stems and attitude. Decanters available. Well chosen wine list. Several bottles with some age at good prices. Recommend the Cedar River Farm rib steak and very fresh sushi. Attentive service but dining room tends to get loud.
by ArtF
November 20th, 2017, 11:46 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 170
Views: 11721

Long Island

Snagged a last minute table at Orto in Miller Place on Saturday night. BYO without charge. Authentic Italian with locally sourced products. I have a reservation next week. I haven’t been in a few years. Any standout dishes? I recommend everything we ate: rice balls stuffed with bolognese, ground la...
by ArtF
November 19th, 2017, 11:30 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Long Island
Replies: 170
Views: 11721

Long Island

Snagged a last minute table at Orto in Miller Place on Saturday night. BYO without charge. Authentic Italian with locally sourced products.

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