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Re: Th most push dinning place you ever sat down in? [Re: Rustyzipper] #16115149 05/25/21
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Originally Posted by Rustyzipper
Where do you go dinning??? Do you get pushed around after you arrive???

My half parallelized mother did at The Amana Colony restaurant on interstate 80 in 1974.

The jackass ;Head waiter" pushed her off her feet! mad


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Re: Th most push dinning place you ever sat down in? [Re: tikkanut] #16115227 05/25/21
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Alfredo's in Mexico City. This is a branch of the real Alfredo's in Rome.

Service and food off the charts.

Re: Th most push dinning place you ever sat down in? [Re: PJGunner] #16115234 05/25/21
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Originally Posted by PJGunner
The Fior D'Italia in San Francisco. I took my prom date there. Full dinner for two, $250.00 plus tip. That was back in 1957. I wonder if that place is still in business. Prom dates were usually taken to Bimbo's 365 Club. Prices were a little more reasonable. Food was good in both places. My favorite place to take a date back the was a little hole in the wall Italian place called Pete's. It was kind of like the place where Micheal Corleone whacked two guys, then split for parts unknown. It had small booths with candle light and curtains for privacy. A really neat place to take a date and the food was outstanding with very reasonable prices. I left San Francisco in 1968 never to return. I wonder if those places even exist anymore?
I liked the Golden OX in KC but the last time I was there I heard it had closed down. That's a shame as they served one hell of a fine steak. These days if I want a decent steak at a reasonable price I go to Cattle Town here in Tucson. Nice place to take a date should I get lucky.
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Fior d'Italia is long gone, sadly. Bimbo's is still there.

A lot of the old Italian restaurants have closed in the North Beach area. They were usually a good value for the $$$. But that traditional dining style went out of fashion.
Lots of very good restaurants have taken their place.

Re: Th most push dinning place you ever sat down in? [Re: wabigoon] #16115326 05/25/21
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Originally Posted by wabigoon
Originally Posted by Rustyzipper
Where do you go dinning??? Do you get pushed around after you arrive???

My half parallelized mother did at The Amana Colony restaurant on interstate 80 in 1974.

The jackass ;Head waiter" pushed her off her feet! mad

Got crosswise with him?


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Re: Th most push dinning place you ever sat down in? [Re: wabigoon] #16115348 05/25/21
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Nobu, Berkeley St., London. Client was paying. 6 people. About $3K.

It's recently relocated: https://www.squaremeal.co.uk/restaurants/news/nobu-berkeley-street-closing_9633

Re: Th most push dinning place you ever sat down in? [Re: wabigoon] #16115365 05/25/21
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The coolest place I've eaten, many times, is The Buckhorn Saloon & Opera House: http://www.buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com/

Re: Th most push dinning place you ever sat down in? [Re: ironbender] #16115396 05/25/21
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Originally Posted by ironbender
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Originally Posted by Rustyzipper
Where do you go dinning??? Do you get pushed around after you arrive???

My half parallelized mother did at The Amana Colony restaurant on interstate 80 in 1974.

The jackass ;Head waiter" pushed her off her feet! mad

Got crosswise with him?

It was a very busy place on a Thanksgiving weekend Sunday Mike.

He was literally pushing, and shoving people into the bar to wait, so more people could get in the main door.

We should have left, telling him what we thought on our way out.


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Re: Th most push dinning place you ever sat down in? [Re: wabigoon] #16115408 05/25/21
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Gaido's Seafood Restaurant in Galveston TX. It’s been YEARS since I’ve been there, though.

And the Frisco Country Club in Frisco, TX. Saw Ross Perot jr in their while we were eating.


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Re: Th most push dinning place you ever sat down in? [Re: wabigoon] #16115416 05/25/21
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My career brought a lot of great food in a number of places but the best is the dinner my youngest son and I have when we attend the Dallas Safari Club show. It's at Bob's Steak and Chop House right there near the show. The food and drinks are always great. We missed 2021 due to COVID cancellation but will be there in 2022 which will mark seven years I believe.


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Re: Th most push dinning place you ever sat down in? [Re: flintlocke] #16115418 05/25/21
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Originally Posted by flintlocke
Trying to impress a woman, I took her to the Edgewater in Seattle...what a fiasco, never again, my embarrassing ignorance of manners and protocol for fine dining, snooty waiters, overpriced food. A good life lesson, I never tried to be something I wasn't again.


Thank you ! This thread just shows I am right about most people.

I wood rather sit around a fire with good friends drinking Labatt Blue and cooking some walleye , than ever pretend that I'm a rich and have the class of an ass that's paying for dinner. I will stick to good friends with a six pack and a bird dog, over all of the over priced arrogantly assed folks the those big cities so wholly deserve.

Wearing a tie and tails, to eat snails has no place in my world, I would much rather kill it ,clean it and grill it over a fire with a few good friends that love the life we live, than to pretend I need anything more.

My level of classlessness, is limited to not drinking beer that comes in cans, unless of course, that's all the cold beer we have !


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Re: Th most push dinning place you ever sat down in? [Re: wabigoon] #16115434 05/25/21
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Went to a conference at the Greenbriar in WV. Old boy giving a talk warned everyone it was the only place he'd eaten, where the waiter told him he was using the wrong fork.

I remember asking my grand pap when I was young about such etiquette. He said, "I figure if I'm paying for it, I'll eat it however I want."

Re: Th most push dinning place you ever sat down in? [Re: chlinstructor] #16115473 05/25/21
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Originally Posted by chlinstructor
Gaido's Seafood Restaurant in Galveston TX. It’s been YEARS since I’ve been there, though.

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My family used to go there a long time ago (40+ years) and it was really nice. In the 1990's a friend (who grew up in Galveston) told me it just wasn't the same any more. Of course that report is over twenty years old so it may be great again.


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Re: Th most push dinning place you ever sat down in? [Re: wabigoon] #16115478 05/25/21
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Of course, i skipped the, "L', I meant ,"Plush".


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Re: Th most push dinning place you ever sat down in? [Re: jimy] #16115484 05/25/21
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Originally Posted by jimy
Originally Posted by flintlocke
Trying to impress a woman, I took her to the Edgewater in Seattle...what a fiasco, never again, my embarrassing ignorance of manners and protocol for fine dining, snooty waiters, overpriced food. A good life lesson, I never tried to be something I wasn't again.


Thank you ! This thread just shows I am right about most people.

I wood rather sit around a fire with good friends drinking Labatt Blue and cooking some walleye , than ever pretend that I'm a rich and have the class of an ass that's paying for dinner. I will stick to good friends with a six pack and a bird dog, over all of the over priced arrogantly assed folks the those big cities so wholly deserve.

Wearing a tie and tails, to eat snails has no place in my world, I would much rather kill it ,clean it and grill it over a fire with a few good friends that love the life we live, than to pretend I need anything more.

My level of classlessness, is limited to not drinking beer that comes in cans, unless of course, that's all the cold beer we have !


That's funny right there.


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Re: Th most push dinning place you ever sat down in? [Re: mathman] #16115582 05/25/21
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Originally Posted by mathman
Originally Posted by chlinstructor
Gaido's Seafood Restaurant in Galveston TX. It’s been YEARS since I’ve been there, though.

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My family used to go there a long time ago (40+ years) and it was really nice. In the 1990's a friend (who grew up in Galveston) told me it just wasn't the same any more. Of course that report is over twenty years old so it may be great again.


Yep. Probably 40 years since I’ve been there. On my first honeymoon at age 21.


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The post about having individual servers reminded me of another one.
Our oldest son went to the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. They have 5 restaurants on campus which are run by the students. We went to the French restaurant, Escoffier (sp?) one time and it was great. The 5 of us each had our own server. The girl serving my wife was almost begging someone to order a flambe' for dessert so she could make it. It turned out great. Those kids are really hard workers.


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When we were kids, my folks took us to a place in Minneapolis called "Boston Sea Party". It was an upscale seafood restaurant that had just about everything that comes out of the ocean --- shrimp, scallops, several different kinds of crab legs, oysters, mussels, clams, all kinds of fish, and a few different seafood chowders. They had several buffet lines, with the seafood items cooked in a wide variety of ways...deep fried, pan-fried, broiled, steamed, seared, chilled, and even raw. Everything was really nice...think Fogo de Chao, but with seafood.

Along with the buffet, my mom ordered a whole lobster. She kept trying to get us kids to try it, but I wasn't going to be distracted from the king crab legs, and my brother and sister were working on their own plates. After a few of my mother's unanswered requests to try the lobster, Dad leaned over and said, "It's all right, Dear. For $20 a pound, they don't have to like it."


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Don't know the name but there was a restaurant beside the Sinclar truck stop in Flagstaff. 3/4 way across the country. Busting our asses to meet
delivery in a 55mph gutless truck, we stopped there for fuel. Hadnt showered in a couple days, and we walked over for a bite.

Classical music, fancy tablecloths, nice silver.....
They seated our grungy asses in the back....corner.

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While it's probably not the poshest place, it at least has a good story.

La Maisonette in downtown Cincinnati was a 5-star French restaurant. I was in there every once in a while. It was . . . okay by my tastes. They had a downstairs rathskeller called La Normandie that was far more to my liking.

I buddy John and I had a mutual friend that was a high-end consultant to Procter and Gamble. The corporate HQ was just down the street. When he would come into town he was an expense account, so he ate at La Maisonette every night. He told us after one particularly hard day he showed up to dinner. The maitre d' asked him how things were going.

"Right now, " he replied. "I'd just be happy to hit McDonalds and go to bed."

A little while later, the waiter came out with a Big Mac and fries on a plate. They charged him $45 for "bœuf haché à la maison ."


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