Re: Meets up!

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Haven't been to Delmonico's myself for a decade, but it was still perfectly pleasant then -- not your best value for money, probably, but if you want to do it as contact with history, it's still a respectably functioning restaurant.

So, Memorial Day evening is the only option? I don't think I have a specific conflict, but we don't have family plans for the weekend set yet.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-15-15 9:57 AM
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I'm hoping we can have a quiet recovering- from- family sort of meetup and toddle off to brace for the workweek. Or, in my case, the second of three family reunions.


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 05-15-15 11:28 AM
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Where are you geographically in the city? I like Fresh Salt on workdays, because it's near work, but on a weekend I'm pretty much indifferent between anything on the A train or the 1 -- the further from either of those lines, the worse for me.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-15-15 11:31 AM
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We are around during the Boston window.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-15-15 11:40 AM
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I've had lunch/dinner at Delmonico's a couple times in the past few years -- 1 is a good description. Respectable.


Posted by: Disingenuous Bastard | Link to this comment | 05-15-15 12:44 PM
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I am also around while you're in Boston.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 05-15-15 2:17 PM
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It doesn't look like JM and I will be able to make it as we're getting out of the city for the holiday weekend. Sorry to miss you.


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 05-15-15 2:26 PM
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NYC hotel is 55th and Broadway, is all I know.


Wednesday just becane ideal for Boston- would a Bostonian like to suggest a place? (Boston hotel is the Revere, i forget where.) Or make a bid for a different day?

Sorry I'll miss you, Blandings! JM at least I've met.


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 05-15-15 2:52 PM
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Of course I'm really hoping that everyone, meaning LB, is as hysterically funny when tipsy as everyone, meaning everyone, says. No pressure though.


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 05-15-15 2:54 PM
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I went to Delmonico's a few years ago for clew-like reasons and it was pretty great. It didn't even seem particularly touristy, except insofar as its main claim to fame was being old, I guess because it's so old that it's faded out of consciousness as a touristy-stereotypical New York thing.


Posted by: TRO | Link to this comment | 05-15-15 3:47 PM
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Is there still an Automat?


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 05-15-15 3:49 PM
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I guess, looking it up, that the current version is only kinda sorta the real Delmonico's. Still, I'd recommend it if you're into that kinda thing.


Posted by: TRO | Link to this comment | 05-15-15 3:50 PM
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11 -- I don't think so, says the guy who doesn't live in NY. There was at least one in the 80s that was still open and that my grandmother continued to faithfully eat at.


Posted by: TRO | Link to this comment | 05-15-15 3:52 PM
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11, 13: "What's it to you if I keep winning?"


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 05-15-15 3:53 PM
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This place, opened in 1870, is also closed. The same grandmother ate there almost every night for maybe the last 15 years of her life. I was SO PISSED when I was in NY for a trip and expected to go in and be treated like royalty as the grandson of the great patron and the place had closed.


Posted by: TRO | Link to this comment | 05-15-15 3:54 PM
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hey, maybe if I make that reference a third time I'll actually explain it.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 05-15-15 4:10 PM
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Thanks. I missed that completely.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05-15-15 4:13 PM
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I'll be around, probably on all of the 27th, 28th, and 29th. Looks like the Boston hotel is near Arlington on the Green Line.


Posted by: Kreskin | Link to this comment | 05-15-15 6:21 PM
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Yeah, I'd never heard of it, but it's right on the Common.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 05-15-15 7:06 PM
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I'd never heard of this hotel, but it seems to be right on the Common.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 05-15-15 7:09 PM
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Le Train Bleu in the Gare de Lyon is a wonderful old-fashioned restaurant experience, totally worth it. Not going to be an up-to-the-minute gastronomic fad meal but man the atmosphere, the standard and rituals of service, the people watching - superb. And you can sometimes find otherwise unobtainable Guerlain scents in the duty free shop in the station.


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 05-15-15 8:52 PM
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I would prefer the 28th, but might be able to join on another night.

If the New Yorkers want to organize something on the evening of the 25th, that probably works for me as well.


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 05-18-15 7:16 AM
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I could just loiter in my hotel bar.


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 05-24-15 6:22 PM
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Hey, sorry about disappearing. I'm not going to be able to make anything tonight, though -- family stuff.

Come back not on a holiday weekend!


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-25-15 7:33 AM
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I could loiter in the hotel bar tonight in New York. Bostonians, still around?


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 05-25-15 7:34 AM
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... Am losing my ability to speak or navigate and have two of three family thangs to go. Why are we not born from eggs and matured by the soughing wind?


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 05-25-15 7:38 AM
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... Am losing my ability to speak or navigate and have two of three family thangs to go. Why are we not born from eggs and matured by the soughing wind?


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 05-25-15 7:55 AM
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