Monday, June 06, 2005

Manducatis (Long Island City, Queens)

Italian. Good Prices. Tasty Food. Odd Service. Unimaginative Decor. 1 Block from the 7 Train Location. Like many fine Italian establishments Manducatis makes there own pasta. I chose the Gnocchi and was very satisfied with my selection. It was light and flavorful. The sauce was not overbearing but still bursting with flavor. The waiter seemed a bit unhappy that we were there 9:45pm.

Located at:

13-27 Jackson Avenue (at 47th Road)
Long Island City, NY 11101

Phone: 718-729-4602

Website: www.manducatis.com

Knickerbocker Bar and Grill

Steakhouse. Great Food. Marginally higher Cost than the average Steakhouse. Happy Service. Great Location. Cheers-like Decor. I ordered the D-licious T-bone with Mmm-good Garlic Mashed Potatoes. Perfectly cooked and served with tasty onion rings. Food that weighs down the stomach and lightens the wallet.

Located at:

33 University Place (at 9th Street)
New York, NY 10003

Phone: 212-228-8490

Website: www.knickerbockerbarandgrill.com

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Cardamomm (CLOSED)

Indian. Wanna-be Indo-Chinese. Decent Food. Way Above average Prices. Good Service. Refreshing Decor. To be fair we tried the Indo-Chinese fare during the visit. However, this was a mistake. It was nothing like what we expected. The Chicken Manchurian was watery and flavorless. The rice and noodles were the saving grace but not up to par. The desserts by far was the best part of the meal and those were uniquely Indian. So that may mean they are better on Indian dishes than the Indo-Chinese ones. I guess we will have to try that next time.

Located at:

100 Lexington Avenue (at 27th St)
New York, NY 10016

Phone: 212-725-2556

Sripraphai (Woodside, Queens)

UPDATED: Quailty has definitely fallen at this establishment. As they grew they seem to have paid less attention to their food. Maybe they should down size and remember what got them the reputation in the first place.

Thai. D-licious Food. Great Prices. Much Improved Decor. Good Service. Close to the 7 Location. The always popular Pad Thai is excellent. The Curry Soup pack a spicy punch but is well prepared. The Papaya Salad is amazing and spicy hot. And they have sweets galore that you can buy on your way out the door.

Located at:

64-13 39th Avenue (Btwn 64th & 65th Sts)
Woodside, NY 11377

Phone: 718-899-9599

Website: www.sripraphairestaurant.com