Kalina has dined at...

Here is a list of fine restaurants I've dined at in Philadelphia, NYC, and Boston. My favorite ones are highlighted. I do not emphatically endorse all of them, but I will admit that if it made this list, you'll probably have a really great meal there because people usually treat me to the best places. I've omitted most Asian restaurants, bar restaurants, burger joints, and pizza shops from the list because they just aren't in the same class as the restaurants here. Please note that just because I've dined at these restaurants does not make them trans-friendly. If you have the privilege of dining at any of these as a woman, please respect the dress code and etiquette.

I love all kinds of food, but I especially love seafood. My love for langoustines began at La Buca. These crustaceans were buttery soft and tasted so much better than both shrimp and lobster. The servers were so impressed with me that they gave me a complimentary drink, given to one lady in the restaurant each night.

I love all kinds of food and I especially enjoy dining with someone who also knows good food and can carry on a good conversation about a great many things. The surest way to bore me out of my mind is to talk about politics and religion.

 

The List

Adsum (defunct)
Alla Spina
Alma de Cuba
Amada
Amis
Amici Noi
Ansill (defunct)
Aoi
Babbo (NYC)
Barbuzzo
Barclay Prime
Beau Monde
Benihana
Bibou
Bistro 7
Bistro St. Tropez
Bliss
Brasserie Perrier
Buddakan
Butcher & Singer
Café Spice
City Tavern
Crescent City
Cuba Libre
David Bouley (NYC)
David Burke (NYC)
Davio's (Boston)
Del Frisco's
Deux Cheminees (defunct)
Devon Seafood Grill
Distrito
Django
El Vez
Estia
FARMicia
Fogo de Chao
Fuji Mountain
Garces Trading Company
Gayle
Geisha (NYC)
Genji
Gigi
Girasole
Grill 23 (Boston)
Haru
Hikaru
Horizons
Ippudo (NYC)
James
Joel Robuchon (NYC)
Kaizan (defunct)
Knock
Konak
La Buca
Lacroix
La Famiglia
La Terrasse
La Viola
Le Bec-Fin
Le Bernardin (NYC)
Le Granne (NYC)
Le Virtu
Legal Sea Foods (Boston, DC)
Little Fish (defunct)
Lolita
Ly Michaels
Mama Mexico (NYC)
Mamma Maria
Margaret Kuo
Marra's
Marrakesh
Matyson
McCormick & Schmick's
Megu (NYC)
Melograno
Meritage
Misso
Mixto

Montien (Boston)
Morimoto
Morton's
Moshulu
Nan
Nectar
Noble
Nobu (NYC)
Ocean Harbour
Oceana (NYC)
Oceanaire (defunct)
Osteria
Overtures
Panorama
Parc
Pasion!
Passage to India
Patou
Pelican Fish
Percy Street BBQ
Penang
Philadelphia Fish & Company
Phillips Seafood
Picholine (NYC)
Pigalle (Boston)
Pod
Pompeii
Portofino
Positano Coast
Rae (defunct)
Raw
Rex 1516
Ristorante Panaroma
Rose Tattoo Cafe
Route 6
Roy's
Ro-Zu (defunct)
Ruth's Chris
Sammy Chon's Korean BBQ

Sampan
Sauce (NYC)
Shiroi Hana
Siam Lotus
Smith and Wollensky
Smoked Joint
Sovalo
Sole Food
Sotto Varalli
Southwark
Sovalo
Spasso
Stella
Striped Bass
(defunct)
Sullivan's
Supper

Susanna Foo (defunct)
Tangerine (defunct)
Ted's Montana Grill
Tequila's
The Bluefin Grill
The Capital Grille
The Farmer's Cabinet
The Fountain
The Frog and the Peach (NJ)
The Grill (defunct)
The Plough and the Stars
The Sea Grill (NYC)
Tinto
Toloache (NYC)
Town (NYC)
Tre Scallini
Upstares at Varalli
Uzu
Valanni
Vetri
Vic Sushi
Vietnam
Vietnam Palace
Village Whiskey
Walnut Street Supper Club
Washington Square (defunct)
Waterworks
XIX
Xochitl
Zama
Zavino
Zento
Zinc