ANGELIQUE (French Cafe/Bistrot)
Address: 840, South Spring Street, Los Angeles.
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.
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Address: 3266, West 6th Street (downtown), Los Angeles.
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.
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)
DELANO HOTEL SUSHI BAR (Japanese)
Address: 6667, Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles.
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.
Address: Delano Hotel, 1685 Collins Avenue, Miami.
Celebrate in this very "in" sushi bar inside the Delano Hotel decorated
by Philippe Stark.
THE FISH HOUSE (Seafood)
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BALTHAZAR(Internatiomal)(Messrs. Riad Nasr & Lee
Address: 1-24, Ocean Side, Miami.
Immerse yourself in the local flavour for fresh stone crab, yellow
tail and swordfish.
The scrumptious Key Lime Pie dessert a must!
Address: 80, Spring Street, New York, N.Y.
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.
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".
Address: 203, First Avenue, New York, N.Y.
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.
A very popular, easy-going Cuban restaurant. Try their sandwiches!
Address: 37-47, 74th Street, Jackson's Heights, N.Y.
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
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
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.
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.
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
Address: 33 East, 60th Street (Manhattan), New York.
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.
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!
Address: 9, Ninth Avenue & Little West 12th Street (Manhattan),
New York. N.Y.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Traditional Greek restaurant. Great Salad with Feta cheese recommended.
Address: 8, Fisherman's Wharf/Taylor Street, San Francisco
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
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
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.
Address: Building A, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard, Buchanan Street,
Opening hours: 11:30~14:00, 17:30~21:30. Saturdays: 17:30~21:30. Sundays:
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
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.
Address: 45, Post Street (Taylor Street), San Francisco.
Opened in 1989 by Wolgang Puch, a fashionable place where it's best