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  • Boston Restaurant Recommendations

    Last Update: 7/20/2017 Travelling? Here is a Foodie research into Boston.. A list at the bottom shows other restaurants we would try next.…

  • Osteria Morini, New York City

    Why did we dine here? – Really good Italian in SoHo. Osteria Morini is Michael White’s Soho more casual Italian restaurant (Marea, Alto, Vaucluse, Convivio and Ai Fiori) was near our…

  • Sushi Maruyama, San Mateo

    Why did we dine here? – Sushi Maruyama is the latest Japanese spot to give this corner a go. They are not related to the last place. The last 2 came…

  • Row 34, Boston

    Why did we dine here? – Great Seafood in Boston. Row 34 is a popular New American Seafood restaurant in South Boston’s busy waterfront area. This restaurant is owned by the…

  • The House Restaurant, San Francisco

    Best Restaurant in North Beach. Since 1993, The House San Francisco has been cooking up top notch Asian fusion cuisine in San Francisco’s North Beach. Using local ingredients and blending American…

  • Bouchon, Yountville

    Classic French done right. Bouchon is a French bistro that is part of the Thomas Keller French Laundry empire.  They have locations in Yountville and Las Vegas, we have been to both…

  • Koi Palace Dinner, Daly City

    Koi Palace is a popular Cantonese Chinese restaurant in Daly City, California. (Just south of San Francisco) The Peninsula is ground zero for some of the best Chinese food in the…

  • Chez Maman, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – Quaint French Bistro with very good food. Chez Mama is a French Bistro with 2 locations in San Francisco, Potrero Hill and Hayes Valley. We…

  • China Live, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – China Live is a $20 million Chinese food extravaganza from Chef George Chen and crew. (Shanghai 1930, Betelnut, etc) Very ambitious, this complex seeks to…

  • The Saratoga, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – The Saratoga is a contemporary American restaurant in the old Saratoga Hotel building. It is park of the well respected Bacchus Management Group (Village Pub,…

  • ‘Aina, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – ‘Aina (means land) is a modern Hawaiian restaurant that went from popup to mega wait hit inside a couple years from Hilo born Chef Jordan…

  • Cassia, Santa Monica

    Sexy Asian in Snap Chat’s turf. Why did we dine here? – Cassia is a restaurant from the folks at Rustic Canyon and Spice Table. A new Metro station (eminent domain),…

  • Sushi Ota, San Diego

    Why did we dine here? – Sushi Ota is a well known Sushi hot spot in San Diego. We were vacationing in San Diego and decided to give it a try.…

  • R & G Lounge Review, San Francisco

    R & G Lounge Review, San Francisco

    Best Authentic Chinese Restaurant in Chinatown.  R & G Lounge is a popular Hong Kong style Cantonese Chinese restaurant in San Francisco. Since 1985 they have been serving top notch Chinese…

  • Angelini Osteria, Los Angeles

    Better Italian than SF? Why did we dine here? – Angelini Osteria has long been dubbed the best Italian restaurant in LA. We finally made time to dine at this small, cozy…

  • Il Fornaio Review

    Il Fornaio (The Baker in Italian) is an Italian restaurant serving “creatively prepared, premium-quality Italian cuisine based on authentic regional Italian recipes.” They have 21 locations, many in California. They have…

  • Moody’s Bistro & Bar Restaurant, Truckee

    Moody’s Bistro & Bar Restaurant, Truckee

    Moody’s Bistro & Bar is a high end Mountain comfort food restaurant in downtown Truckee. Local, organic, seasonal focus or as they tell it – Moody’s food philosophy is “fresh, local,…

  • Sushi Gen, Los Angeles

    Why did we dine here? – Sushi Gen is one of those place we love to write about. Great Food at a reasonable price. Do not take our word for it,…

  • Bird Dog, Palo Alto

    Why did we dine here? – Bird Dog is a popular new restaurant in downtown Palo Alto. This brings some sophisticated SF style innovative dining to the Peninsula. The interior is…

  • Peter Luger Steakhouse, Brooklyn New York

    Why did we dine here? – Best Steak in the US? Peter Luger is a legendary steakhouse. Our last visit was about 25 years ago, time to dine again. Since 1887…

  • Stella Alpina Osteria, Burlingame

    Gnocchi and Salmon to die for. Stella Alpina Osteria is a small Italian restaurant located a block from the main Burlingame Avenue shopping area. Located below ground level, most people would…

  • Volta, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – Volta is a new brasserie restaurant from the Perbacco / Barbacco team Chef Staffan Terje and Umberto Gibin. It is located in the space that…

  • Chungdam, Santa Clara

    Why did we dine here? – Chungdam is Korean restaurant located in the Santa Clara Koreatown area. It has been on our bucket list for a while. A combination of a…

  • Mason Pacific, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – Mason Pacific is a new restaurant on Russian Hill named after the intersection it is at. It takes the place of Lalola tapas. Chef Sean…

  • Cala, San Francisco

    Modern Mexican bliss in SF. Why did we dine here? – Cala is Mexico City’s Gabriela Camara first restaurant in the United Stats. She is renown for her Contramar in Mexico…

  • Kin Khao, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – Excellent, Authentic Thai in San Francisco. Kin Khao means “to eat” or “let’s eat” in Thai. They received one Michelin star in 2016. We have…

  • Aster, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – Aster is the latest in the Daniel Patterson Restaurant Group’s establishments. (Coi, Alta CA, etc) It is focused on California Cuisine using local farmers, ranchers…

  • Bull Valley Roadhouse, Port Costa

    Why did we dine here? – An oasis in the middle of nowhere. We’ve read about this place for many a year and finally got a chance to dine here, on the…

  • Monsieur Benjamin, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – Monsieur Benjamin is the long awaited French restaurant from Corey Lee of Michelin Starred Benu. There has been a vacuum of French restaurants in the last…

  • Monkeypod Kitchen, Wailea, Maui

    Monkeypod Kitchen, Maui

    Why did we dine here? – Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman is a popular Pan Asian, American restaurant with 2 locations on Maui, Wailea and Ka’anapali. 1 location on Oahu.  We’ve been…

  • Petit Crenn, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – Petit Crenn is the new restaurant from Chef / Owner: Dominique Crenn of Michelin starred Atelier Crenn. “Petit Crenn is a neighborhood restaurant inspired by…

  • Liholiho Yacht Club, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – Liholiho Yacht Club is a Hawaiian influenced restaurant from Ravi Kapur, formerly of Prospect and Boulevard. He returned to Hawaii and found inspiration in the…

  • Octavia, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – Octavia is the latest restaurant from Melissa Perello, chef-owner of 1 Michelin Starred and well loved Frances. A small 54 seat neighborhood restaurant that is already…

  • Ilbunjee #1, Sunnyvale

    Why did we dine here? – Ilbunjee #1 is a Korean BBQ restaurant in the Santa Clara Koreatown district. We find the best Korean in the San Francisco area right here.…

  • Bouchon Bistro, Las Vegas

    Bouchon is a French bistro that is part of the Thomas Keller French Laundry empire. A more affordable way to taste his high quality food. This location is in Las Vegas…

  • Sage, Las Vegas

    Why did we dine here? – Sage is in the Aria Hotel and has 4 stars on Yelp. We were seeing Cirque du Soleil Zarkana in this Hotel, so that is…

  • Trestle, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – Trestle is a small restaurant in San Francisco’s Jackson Square district. Their claim to fame is a three course prix-fixe menu for $35 per person,…

  • Raku, Las Vegas

    Why did we dine here? – Raku is a popular Japanese restaurant in Las Vegas. Some friends loved this place and suggested we dine there. Raku are located about 15 minutes…

  • Tokyo Foodie Restaurant Mini Reviews

    Where does a foodie eat in Tokyo? In the spring of 2015, we visited Japan for the first time in many decades. Our original trip was set many years ago, but…

  • Napa Rose Restaurant Review, Anaheim

    Why did we dine here? – Because we went to Disneyland of course! Napa Rose is a nice respite from the hectic theme parks next door. We’ve eaten here before and…

  • Cotogna, San Francisco

    Cotogna (meaning ‘quince’ in Italian), offers a seasonally-changing menu featuring spit-roasted or grilled meats and game birds, wood-oven pizzas, house-made pastas, fresh local fish and seafood, salads, salami and cheeses in…

  • Xiecheng Seafood & Hotpot, Macau

    Why did we dine here? – Xiecheng Seafood & Hotpot is a popular restaurant in Macau. This restaurant group owns many different restaurants through out Asia including Jinyuexuan. Our friend recommended…

  • Ippuku, Berkeley

    Why did we dine here? – Ippuku is a Japanese Izakaya style restaurant in downtown Berkeley focused on serving yakitori skewers cooked on robata charcoal grill, soba, ramen, and other dishes…

  • Lei Garden Guangzhou Dinner, China

    Why did we dine here? – Lei Garden is a top restaurant group with locations in Hong Kong, Singapore, China, and Macau. In late 2014 we had dinner at the Guangzhou…

  • MGM Macau Rossio Buffet, Macau

    250lb Wagyu beef roast? Why did we dine here? – MGM Macau Rossio Buffet is the main buffet at this huge resort in Macau. Macau is China’s Las Vegas, and generates…

  • Shin Yeh 101, Taipei, Taiwan

    Why did we dine here? – Shin Yeh at Taipei 101 is the flagship restaurant for this local restaurant group. This particular Shin Yeh is located on the 85th floor of…

  • The Progress, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – The Progress is the long awaited follow on to immensely popular State Bird Provisions. Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski have a hard act to expand…

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