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RESTAURANTS IN THE U.S.A.
 
 
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LOS ANGELES
 

ANGELIQUE (French Cafe/Bistrot) 
Address: 840, South Spring Street, Los Angeles. 
Tel.: (1)(213)6238698 
Fax: (1)(213)6238782 
An athentic French Cafe/Bistrot. AFrench owner/chef has succeeded in creating a reasonably priced succulent cuisine with an accent on high quality fresh vegetables in this 2-floor + terrace restaurant. Easy-going atmosphere. 
Caters for big parties up to 40. 
Breakfast available (9 possibilities from$1.50 to $5.95). Soups & Salads (13 kinds, some with great French cheese, $3.95 to $7.95). Vegetarian Plates (3 kindsi ncluding salad and baguette, $5.45 to$6.45). Hot dishes (19 kinds, including andouillettes! $5.95 to $8.95). Side orders (3 jkinds9. Snadwiches (19 kinds!$4.95 to $8.95). desserts of the day. 
(Courtesy of Yasushi Imaizumi) 

CASSELL'S(American) 
Address: 3266, West 6th Street (downtown), Los Angeles. 
Tel.: (1)(213)3875502 
Opening hours: 10:30~16:00 
Closed on Sundays. 
The best hamburgers in Los Angeles, served with fried zucchini or a great salad bar. 

LE DOME (Brasserie) 
Address: 8720, Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles. 
Tel.: (1)(310)6595919 
Opening hours: 12:00~24:00 
Closed Saturday lunch & Sundays. 
An elegant brasserie with crumptious cuisine and exceptional desserts. 

THE MUSSO AND FRANK GRILL(Amirucan) 
Address: 6667, Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles. 
Tel.: (1)(213)4677788 
Opening hours: 11:00~23:00 
Closed on Sundaysand National Holidays. 
The oldest retaurant in Hollywood is a favourite hangout for film people. Great roasts. Large selection of Californian wines. 
 
 

MIAMI
DELANO HOTEL SUSHI BAR (Japanese) 
Address: Delano Hotel, 1685 Collins Avenue, Miami. 
Tel.: (1)(305)6722000 
Celebrate in this very "in" sushi bar inside the Delano Hotel decorated by Philippe Stark. 

THE FISH HOUSE (Seafood) 
Address: 1-24, Ocean Side, Miami. 
Tel.: (1)(305)4514665 
Immerse yourself in the local flavour for fresh stone crab, yellow tail and swordfish. 
The scrumptious Key Lime Pie dessert a must! 

NEW YORK & SUBURBS
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BALTHAZAR(Internatiomal)(Messrs. Riad Nasr & Lee Hanson) 
Address: 80, Spring Street, New York, N.Y. 
Rel.: (1)(212)9651414 
Opening hours: 17:30~22:30 
Two young promising chefs serve a cuisine for all modern-at-heart guests in a very Parisiam cum New York atmosphere (did you get that?). Try the simple "Steak Frites with maitre d'butter" and the more elaborate "Riasted Halibut with crusted Potatoes and a warm tomato-almond Vinaigrette". 

BUSSOLA BAR & GRILL (Italian) 
Address: 65, 4th Avenue, New York, N.Y. 
Tel.: (1)(212)2542940 
Typical Italian Restaurant with its own very original atmosphere. Better-than-average cuisine. Mountains of antipasto. Try the "Linguine un Nero", Merlazzo Spezzatino-Pesce del Giorno", and "Conoglio Stufato". 

CYCLO(Vietnamese) 
Address: 203, First Avenue, New York, N.Y. 
Tel.: (1)(212)6733957 
The better-class Vietnamese restaurant where you have to try the"Jellyfish & Shrimps Salad with Cucumbers and Crushed Peanuts, Chili, Lime Dressing" and the "Carrot Julienne, Green Chayotte, Asian Flower Mushroom, Snowpeas with Roasted Peanuts abd Fresh Basil rolled in Soft Rice with a Sweet Bean Dipping Sauce". (What about that?) 

EL SITIA RESTAURANT(Cuban) 
Address: 68-28, Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside, N.Y. 
Tel.:(1)(718)42423469 
A very popular, easy-going Cuban restaurant. Try their sandwiches! 

JACKSON DINER(Indian) 
Address: 37-47, 74th Street, Jackson's Heights, N.Y. 
Rel.: (1)(718)6731232 
Great self-service for the buffet lunch in particular in this better than average Indian restaurant. All you can eat for $5.99! 

JEAN-GEORGES(French)(Mr. Jean-Georges Vongerichten) 
Address: Trump International Hotel, Cebtral Park Wear, New York, N.Y. 
Tel.: (1)(212) 2993900 
Fax: (1)(212)2993914 
Menus: $45, 85, 115. 
This is Jean-Georges Vongerichten's 4th restaurant in New York to which must be added others in Chicago, London, Hong Kong, San Francisco and Las Vegas. 
The first chef in the U.S.A. to receive both James Beard Awards for the "Best New Restaurant" and "Best Chef" this Alsacian cgef is simply the nec plus ultra of French cuisine in the States. His chef de cuisine, Didier Virot has worked at the "Crocodile" in Strasbourg and his second chef, Gabriel Kreuther studied at the "Fer Rouge" in Colmar. 
Superb products, precise tastes and perfectly timed cooking. 
Asparaguses with Morels and Vin Jaune, Frog Jambonnettes with Garlic Soup, marinated red and yellow Tuna in Damiers, poached hot Liver with Fennel and peppered Caramel, Scallops and Cauliflower with Raisins and Capers Sauce, Sea-bass with Zucchini and Vin de Paille, Homard Lobster Bisque with preserved chili pepper Tomatoes, Pigeon with Cinnamon and preserved Onions, Kiwi Tart and Lemon Ice-cream. 
 

KOLONAKI(Greek & Italian Cafe & Patisserie) 
Address: 33-02, Broadway, Astoria, N.Y. 
Rel.: (1)(718)9328222 
Greek and Italian Cafeteria and Cakes. All cakes served with thick coffee($3.25). Great Baclva. 

MARCH(Mr. Wayne Nish) 
Address: 405, 58th Street, New York, N.Y. 
Address: (1)(212)7546272 
Opening hours: 17:30=22:30 
A multicultural cuisine offered by Mr. Wayne Nish, a young and promising chef. Try the "Matsutake & Prime Beef Carpaccio" and the "Trinity od Beggar's Purses"! 

MATCH (French/Japanese) 
Address: 33 East, 60th Street (Manhattan), New York. 
Tel.: (1)212-9069177 
Fax: (1)212-9069122 
Franco-Japanese cuisine with a Californian twist. 
The food is less interesting then the hip crowd and the chic decor. 

MERCER KITCHEN(French)(Owner: Jean-Georges Vongerichten) 
Address:99, Prime, New York, N.Y. 
Rel.: (1)(212)9665454 
Fax: (1)(212)9660010 
Carte: $35~60 
Jean-Georges Vongerichten's latest folly? 
Located in Soho with apparent kitchen inside brick walls, hangar-style and access through metallic stairway. 
Provence-style cuisine, wood-baked pizzas, Alsace flambee tarts. Very noisy and trendy. Try the pimento salad and the mushroom risotto and do mot forget the panna cotta and pinaoole chips! 

PASTIS (French/American) 
Address: 9, Ninth Avenue & Little West 12th Street (Manhattan), New York. N.Y. 
Tel.: (1)(212)9294844 
Pastis' owner Keith McNally first thought of a casual type of bistro when he opened his restaurant at this trendy address. Actually the hip crowd is flooding in day and night for hearty onion soups, steak-frites, oysters and wine by the carafe. Ideal for early morning coffee or mate lunch at 3 p.m. Bar closes at 3 a.m. 

PEARL OYSTER BAR(Seafood) 
Address: 18, Cornelia Street, New York, N.Y. 
Tel.:(1)(212)6918211 
All about oysters and seafood in this cosy bar where chef Rebecca offers some very crumptious Fried Oysters, Lobster Roll, Shrimp Cocktail and plain oysters with their dressings. 

RISTORANTE ENOTECA (Italian) 
Address: 110, Waverley Palace, New York, N.Y. 
tel.: (1)(212)7770303 
Chef Ario Batarri loons more like Barry McGuire with his physique and baseball cap, but do not be fooled! This is real first-class Italian cuisine! Just try the "Goat Cheese Tortellini with Dried Orange and Wild Fennel Pollen" and the "Homemade Orechiette Sweet Sausage and Broccoli Robe"! 

TRIPOLI RESTAURANT(North African and Midddle-Eastern) 
Address: 156, Atlantic Avebue, Brooklyn, N.Y. 
Tel.: (1)(718)5965800 
A very ethnic restaurant serving delicious North African and Middle-Eastern fare. FaraFel, Tabouleh, Sumuk B'tahini, Shish Taouk and Kibee B'simiye (did you understand that?). 

UNCLE FEORGE'S (Greek) 
Address: 33-19, Broadway, Astoria, N.Y. 
Rel.: (1)(718)6260593 
Traditional Greek restaurant. Great Salad with Feta cheese recommended. Warm welcome. 

SAN FRANCISCO

ALIOLITO'S (Seafood)
Address: 8, Fisherman's Wharf/Taylor Street, San Francisco
Tel.: (1)(415)6730183
Opening hours: 11:00~23:00
Since 1925, one of the musts at Fisherman's Wharf.
Ultra-fresh fish and seafood to be enjoyed in front of the bay.

BLACK HORSE LONDON PUB
Address: 1514 Union Street/Van Ness Avenue, san Francisco
Tel.: (1)(415)928214
Opening hours: 17:00~22:00
Closed on Mondays
The city's tiniest bar, very much pub-inspired.
English Lager and imported cheese and also smoking allowed!

CHOWDERS SEAFOOD DINER
Address: Pier 39, Embarcadero Promenade, San francisco
Tel.: (1)(415)3914737
Opening hours: 10:30~20:30
For good quality seafood in the blink of an eye: great Clam chowder, Shrimp and Crab cocktails and Fried veggies.

GREEN'S (Vegetarian) 
Address: Building A, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard, Buchanan Street, San Francisco 
Tel.: (1)(415)7716222 
Opening hours: 11:30~14:00, 17:30~21:30. Saturdays: 17:30~21:30. Sundays: 10:00~14:00.
One of the best vegetarian food, with innovative dishes and great view on the Golden State Bridge.

LA PASTA (Italian)
Address: 900, North Point Street/Larkin Street, San Francisco
Tel.: (1)(415)7495288
Opening hours: 11:30~21:00 (23:00 in summer)
Closed on National Holidays.
Trendy Italian eatery specializing in seafood pasta.
Good choice of California wines and terrific viewon Alcatraz Island.

POSTRIO 
Address: 45, Post Street (Taylor Street), San Francisco. 
Tel.: (1)(415)7767825 
Opened in 1989 by Wolgang Puch, a fashionable place where it's best to reserve.