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Is there a New York Restaurant with a "Story" behind it? Or Famous Chef?

Is there a New York Restaurant with a "Story" behind it? Or Famous Chef?

May 24th, 2010, 12:59 PM
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Is there a New York Restaurant with a "Story" behind it? Or Famous Chef?

My co worker is going to NY and she is looking for a restaurant with a "Story" behind it or with a "Famous Chef".

Is there a restaurant in NY where something "happened" (bad or good) that is still open today?
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May 24th, 2010, 01:04 PM
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No. There are no restaurants in NYC that have famous stories or famous chefs. All restaurants in the City have been replaced by Brinker chains, McDonald's and Yum! Foods franchises.

There are no unique things in New York whatsoever.

What a question.
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May 24th, 2010, 01:20 PM
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I think Keens Steakhouse is just what you are looking for. Go to www.keens.com to look at pictures, check out the menu and read their story.
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May 24th, 2010, 01:26 PM
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The designated back-up shooter, Anthony Tony Roach Rampino, would be standing across the street from Sparks Steak House, while Angelo Ruggiero, Joseph Watts and Iggy Alogna would be stationed at 46th Street and Second Avenue to facilitate the escape. Frank DeCicco would be inside the restaurant where a meeting was to take place. He would be joined there by capos James Failla and Daniel Marino, who were not part of the plot.
http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/g.../house_12.html
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May 24th, 2010, 01:39 PM
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Chef Gray had was killed by a papaya in the library.
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May 24th, 2010, 01:58 PM
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Go to the Food Network or Bravo TV. Plenty of choices.
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May 24th, 2010, 01:59 PM
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I think people are picking on your friend because there are dozens and perhaps more dozens of restaurants that have famous chefs and just as many with historic backgrounds and events.

Your friend should really do some research before asking such a vague question. People donate their time to answer questions here, but people who do that a lot expect the poster or the poster's friend to do some basic research on their own. Would she be more interested in a favorite historic restaurant like 21, a major food scene like Balthazar, or where her favorite movie star likes to go?
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May 24th, 2010, 03:14 PM
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Umberto's Clam House in Little Italy, but don't eat there - the food is awful, maybe even to die from [as opposed to "to die for".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Gallo
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May 24th, 2010, 03:15 PM
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Fraunce's Tavern - http://frauncestavern.com/news/
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May 24th, 2010, 05:01 PM
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Dozens of famous chefs, restaurants famed for their food, clientele or history.

They might want to head for Elaine's, 21, France's Tavern or the latest trrendiest famous for Paris and her trendetters.

Give us a clue what your co-worker is looking for - budget, cuisine, atmosphere.
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May 25th, 2010, 12:24 AM
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Fraunces Tavern, south of Wall Street, is great for History buffs.
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May 25th, 2010, 10:05 AM
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>>>The designated back-up shooter, Anthony Tony Roach Rampino, would be standing across the street from Sparks Steak House, while Angelo Ruggiero, Joseph Watts and Iggy Alogna would be stationed at 46th Street and Second Avenue to facilitate the escape. Frank DeCicco would be inside the restaurant where a meeting was to take place. He would be joined there by capos James Failla and Daniel Marino, who were not part of the plot.<<<

vjpblovesitaly: I thought you invented this little story and it would be a satire. Especially the names! They are hilarious: Anthony Tony Roach Rampino and the others!

Then I opened the link and I found out that reality beats satire.

Now I know for sure: If I am biting on something hard in Sparks Steak House, it is a bullet. Bon appetit!
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May 25th, 2010, 11:56 AM
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As far as restaurants where movies or TV shows were filmed:
Dinner Rush - Gigino Trattoria
When Harry Met Sally (famous scene) - Katz's deli
Soprano's final season episode "the 2nd coming" with filmed at John's on 12th St.
Monk's on Seinfeld is really Tom's Restaurant on the upper west side.
Also Seinfeld's Soup Nazi episode was based on Soup Kitchen International

President Obama had a date night dinner with Michelle at Blue Hill maybe a year or so ago.
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May 25th, 2010, 12:41 PM
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Barblab:

Re: Keens Chop House

In their "Lincoln Room" they claim to have the original Playbill that Lincoln was holding the night he was shot in Fords theater!!!!

I have seen it, I tell the story, but I still do not believe it!! It is something you would think would be in the Smithstonian instead of a 'chophouse'!
-john
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