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Louisiana - New Orleans

* Antoine's (Restaurant; Creole, $$$+)
1 of the 4 classic Creole NOLA restaurants
713 Saint Louis Street, New Orleans, LA 70130-2182
(504) 581-4422
Oldest family run restaurant in the United States. Notable for being the "inventor" of Oysters Rockefeller, Pompano en Papillote, Eggs Sardou, and Pigeonneaux Paradis.

* Arnaud's (Restaurant; Creole, $$$+)
2 of the 4 classic Creole NOLA restaurants
813 Rue Bienville, New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 523-5433
Located steps off of Bourbon Street in the heart of the French Quarter, Arnaud’s offers classic Creole Cuisine and exemplary service in beautifully restored turn of the century dining rooms. Since its inception in 1918, Arnaud’s has remained true to its traditions and courtesies.

*Brennan's (Restaurant; Creole, $$+)
417 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-9711
Now that's a lavish breakfast! Oh, and they are credited with creating the Bananas Foster.

Broussard's (Restaurant; Creole, $$$+)
3 of the 4 classic Creole NOLA restaurants
819 Rue Conti Street, New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 581-3866

Café du Monde (Restaurant; French, $)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥♥ (4/5 Hearts)
1039 Decatur Street New Orleans, LA 70116
(800) 772-2927
Notably the icon of NOLA -- It is best known for its café au lait and its French-style beignets. In the New Orleans style, the coffee is blended with chicory.

* Clover Grill (Restaurant; American, $)
900 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 598-1010
Home of the best breakfast and burgers on Bourbon Street.

*Commander's Palace (Restaurant; Creole, $$$)
1403 Washington Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130
(Garden District)
(504) 899-8221
Modern New Orleans cooking meets true Creole. 90% of ingredients come from within 100 miles. Dress Up, Jackets prefered.

The Court of Two Sisters (Restaurant; American, $$)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥ (3/5 Hearts)
613 Royal St. New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 522-7261

* Galatoire's (Restaurant; Cajun, $$$+)
4 of the 4 classic Creole NOLA restaurants
209 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-2021
Dress Up, Jackets prefered.

*The Green Goddess (Restaurant; Cajun Fusion, $)
307 Exchange Place, New Orleans, LA, 70130
(504) 301-3347

Mona Lisa (Restaurant; Italian, $+)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥♥♥ (5/5 Hearts)
1212 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 522-6746
Diamond in the rough. This small family owned restaurant is a favorite among locals -- and the few wise tourists. You know you are in the right place when you walk in and the place is filled with the scent of fresh ingredients cooking and hundreds of Mona Lisa painting looking at you. The atmosphere is perfect to relax before going out on bourbon street. The food is amazing and the price is just right -- many options for such a small place.

Mother's (Restaurant; Cajun, $)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥ (3/5 Hearts)
401 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 523-9656

The Napoleon House (Restaurant; French, $$)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥ (3/5 Hearts)
500 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 524-9752

NOLA (Restaurant; Cajun Fusion, $$+)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥ (3/5 Hearts)
534 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 522-6652
Nice place -- if you want to spend the money. Very touristy (it is one of Emerils'). Food is good and presented well.

New York - New York

Baby Cakes (Bakery; Vegan, $$)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥♥♥ (5/5 Hearts)
248 Broome Street, New York City, NY 10002
(212) 677-5047
BabyCakes offers all-natural, organic and delicious alternatives free from the common allergens: wheat, gluten, dairy, casein and eggs.

Block Heads (Restaurant; Mexican, $$)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥♥ (4/5 Hearts)
50th Betweek 8th and 9th
(212) 977-7536
San Francisco Mexican style food. Great outside cafe style restaurant. Famous $3 margarita.

Cafeteria (Restaurant; American, $$)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥♥ (4/5 Hearts)
119 7th Ave, New York, NY 10011
(212) 414-1717
Exceptionally prepared American comfort food in a modern diner setting, great ambience, and open 24 hours. Custom non-traditional cocktails.

Jekyll & Hyde Club (Restaurant; American, $$)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥ (3/5 Hearts)
1409 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019
(212) 541-9505
Theme restaurant. Food is okay, but it gets an extra ♥ for the ambiance!

John's Pizzeria (Restaurant; American, $$)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥♥ (4/5 Hearts)
278 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014
(212) 243-1680
No slices. Only full pizzas! Thin crust, yet not to thin. Authentic pizzeria ambiance.

* Levain Bakery (Bakery; American, $)
167 West 74th St, New York, NY 10023
(212) 874-6080
Known for the large, large, cookies.

Lily O'Brien's Chocolate Cafe (Restaurant; Cafe, $) DEVRATING ♥♥♥♥ (4/5 Hearts)
36 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018
(212) 575-0631
Summer time drink special: Iced dark hot chocolate for under $5, is to die for.

Magnolia Bakery (Bakery; American, $)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥♥ (4/5 Hearts)
401 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014
(212) 462-2572
Best bakery in NYC

Uncle Nicks (Restaurant; Greek, $$)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥ (3/5 Hearts)
747 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10019
(212) 245-7992
Very authentic. Great food; best for lunch. Friendly greek family owned.

Wild Ginger (Restaurant; Pan-Asian Vegan, $$)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥ (3/5 Hearts)
(212) 966-1883
Menu is 98% vegan—no meat, eggs, or dairy products used—and is based on traditional Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai appetizers, entrees and beverages.

Texas - Austin

Amy's Ice Cream (Restaurant; Ice Cream, $$)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥♥ (4/5 Hearts)
1301 South Congress, Austin, TX 78704
(512) 440-7488

* Athenian Grill (Restaurant; Greek, $$)
705 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 482-8988

Baby Acapulco (Restaurant; Tex-Mex, $$)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥ (3/5 Hearts)
1628 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX
(512) 474-8774

* Clay Pit (The) (Restaurant; Indian, $$)
1601 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 322-5131

Hickory Street Bar & Grill (Restaurant; American, $)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥♥ (4/5 Hearts)
800 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 477-8968
Amazing place. Indoor/outdoor setting. Fast and friendly service. Good food for low cost. Family ambiance, with live music on weekends. Employees are the embodiment of Austin's slogan "Keep Austin Wired."

Ming's Cafe (Restaurant; Thai, $)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥♥ (4/5 Hearts)
2604 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705-4042
(512) 476-8888
Good o' standby. Fresh Asian food cooked from scratch. True gems are the Chef's Specialties.

Thai Passion (Restaurant; Thai, $+)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥♥♥ (5/5 Hearts)
620 Congress Avenue. Suite #105, Austin, TX, 78701
(512) 472-1244
Fantastic. A good place to go on a date. Amazing ambiance, spice balance, portion size, and selection.

Texas - Bryan

Cafe Capri (Restaurant; Italian, $$)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥ (3/5 Hearts)
222 N. Main St., Bryan
(979) 822-2675

Christopher's World Grill (Restaurant, World, $$$)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥ (3/5 Hearts)
5001 Boonville Rd, Bryan
(979) 776-2181

Fritella Italian Restaurant (Restaurant; Italian, $
DEVRATING ♥♥♥ (3/5 Hearts)
3901 S. Texas Ave., Bryan, TX
(979) 260-6666
Fast italian food all home made in store every morning! Good price and quality. Fast food place atmosphere; more grab and go place.

* La Riviera Restaurant & Bakery (Restaurant, World/Bakery, $$)
3700 S Texas Ave, Suite 300, Bryan, TX 77802
(979) 846-5913

Lakeside Icehouse and Grille (Restaurant; American, $)
DEVRATING ♥♥ (2/5 Hearts)
8200 Sandy Point Road, Bryan, TX
(979) 361-0861
Sports Bar.

Madden's Casual Gourmet (Restaurant; World, $$$)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥ (3/5 Hearts)
202 S. Bryan Ave., Bryan, TX
(979) 779-2558

Martin's Place (Restaurant; BBQ, $)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥ (3/5 Hearts)
3403 S. College Ave., Bryan, TX
(979) 822-2031
Scary hole in the way place. Would give it two heart, but the food is really good.

Messina Hof (Restaurant; Italian/Winery, $$$)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥ (3/5 Hearts)
4545 Old Reliance Rd, Bryan, TX
(979) 778-9463

PaPa Perez Mexican Cuisine (Restaurant; Tex-Mex, $)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥ (3/5 Hearts)
201 S Main Street, Bryan, TX 77803
(979) 775-7272
Service is fast.

Pyro (Restaurant; Mongolian, $$)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥♥ (4/5 Hearts)
3700 S Texas Ave, Bryan, TX 77802
(979) 268-7976

Square One Bistro (Restaurant; Italian, $$)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥ (3/5 Hearts)
211 W. William J. Bryan Parkway, TX 77803
(979) 361-0264

Texas - College Station

Burger Boy (Restaurant; American/Greek, $)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥♥ (4/5 Hearts)
311 Church Ave., College Station
(979) 846-2146
Talk about a local secret/treat. Bad name and logo, good food. This american, mexican, and greek style food is sure to please, especially for the price.

Cafe Eccell (Restaurant; Italian, $$)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥ (3/5 Hearts)
101 Church Ave, College Station, TX
(979) 846-7908

* College Station Seafood (Restaurant; Sea Food, $)
102 Live Oak St., College Station, TX
(979) 696-0939
One of the best and reasonably priced seafood restaurants in the Brazos Valley.

Corner Bar, The (Restaurant; American, $)
DEVRATING ♥♥ (2/5 Hearts)
401 University Dr., College Station, TX
(979) 268-1406
Sports bar. Rotating lunch specials are good.

Blue Baker (Restaurant; Italian, $$)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥♥ (4/5 Hearts)
201 Dominik Dr., College Station, TX
(979) 696-5055

Freebird's World Burrito (Restaurant; Mexican, $)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥♥ (4/5 Hearts)
319 University Dr., College Station, TX
(979) 846-9298

Haiku Sushi (Restaurant; Japanese, $$)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥ (3/5 Hearts)
607 University Dr. E., College Station, TX
(979) 846-7900
American/Japanese ambiance. Hibachi is good price and entertaining.

Jin's Chinese Restaurant (Restaurant; Chinese, $)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥ (3/5 Hearts)
317 Church Ave., College Station, TX
(979) 691-8688
Good take out.

La Bodega (Restaurant; Tex-Mex, $$)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥ (3/5 Hearts)
102 Church Ave, College Station, TX
(979) 691-8226
Surprisingly wonderful breakfast.

* La Bodega Cantina (Restaurant; Tex-Mex, $$)

Layne's of College Station (Restaurant; American, $)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥♥ (4/5 Hearts)
106 Walton Dr., College Station, TX
(979) 696-7633

Potato Shack (Restaurant; American, $)
DEVRATING ♥♥ (2/5 Hearts)
405 University Dr, College Station, TX
(979) 846-SPUD

Republic, The (Restaurant; World, $$$)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥♥ (4/5 Hearts)
701 University Drive East, College Station, TX
(866) 789-1836
Probably one of the nicest restaurant in B/CS. Expect to pay $50+ a person.

Shivers Gourmet Shaved Ice (Restaurant; Snow Cones, $)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥♥ (4/5 Hearts)
919 Harvey Rd, College Station, TX 77840
(979) 694-7487
Great price, huge selection of flavors/sizes, and options. Fast service and a drive thru.

Veritas Wine and Bistro (Restaurant; World, $$$)
DEVRATING ♥♥ (2/5 Hearts)
830 University Dr. E, College Station, TX
(979) 268-3251
Metropolitan modern cafe ambiance. Huge wine selection. Good food, a bit overpriced and service is slow.

Texas - Dallas

* Adelmos (Restaurant; Italian, $$$)
4537 Cole Avenue
Dallas, TX 75205-4128
(214) 559-0325
Food is awesome. In an old house that has been restored (small intimate place).

Afghan Grill (Restaurant; Afghan, $)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥♥ (4/5 Hearts)
17370 Preston Road, Dallas, TX 75252
(972) 818-0300
Family owned. In a strip mall, but has a good ambiance inside. Food is just right -- attention to detail. Get the humus, trust me.

* Bavarian Grill (Restaurant; German, $$)
221 West Parker Road, Plano, TX 75023
(972) 881-0705
Family owned. In a strip mall.

* Bijoux (Restaurant; French, $$$)
5450 West Lovers Lane Suite 225, Dallas, TX 75209
(214) 350-6100
Masterful french food. Very prompt and on que and polite. The setting was elegant -- feels like your in Paris. Entrees are around $25 to $35. Fixed course is $75/person.

Bolsa (Restaurant; Italian, $$)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥ (3/5 Hearts)
614 West Davis, Dallas TX 75208
(214) 367-9367
Great local place. Sit on the porch for a relaxed atmosphere or inside for a romantic one. The bruschetta appetizer is to die for. Standard dinner for two is around $35/person.

Bread Winners Cafe (Restaurant; American, $$)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥♥♥ (5/5 Hearts)
3301 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 754-4940
The perfect combination of upscale dining and casual friendly atmosphere; New Orleans style with London elegance. Service is superb, fast, and friendly; your will have no problem in leaving a 25% tip or more. Weekend brunch is bang for your buck (~$12/person), and the food is incomparable to places of the same price.

Cafe Pacific (Restaurant; Seafood, $$$)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥ (3/5 Hearts)
24 Highland Park Village
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 526-1170
Top notch food and service. Place to be seen. Bit of an older crowd -- ladies who lunch.

* Cake Ball Company, The (Restaurant; Bakery, $)
10230 East Northwest Highway, Dallas
(214) 559-5788

Capital Grille, The (Restaurant; Steakhouse, $$$+)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥ (3/5 Hearts)
500 Crescent Court, Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 303-0500
This is a 1940 steakhouse. Low light, hunter lounge decor, and cognac in the library ambiance. White table cloth old-school professional and attentive service. Wine is only by the bottle, cheapest is around $30. Food is spectacular -- all stakes are ages in house for 14 days. Appetizers run around $20 each. The menu is a la carte -- so order a meat (around $35 each) and then pick sides (around $15 each). Desert is around $10 each. A full 3 course meal for two (with cheapest bottle of wine) would be around $200 with tip (that's not a typo). They will split plates so you can keep it down to $130.

Cosmic Cafe Dallas (Restaurant; Vegetarian, $)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥♥ (4/5 Hearts)
2912 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 521-6157
Rated as the best vegetarian restaurant for last nine years for a reason! OMG -- so good. Great spices and good portion sizes. Small place so go at an off time.

Cuba Libre Cafe (Restaurant; Latin, $)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥♥ (4/5 Hearts)
2822 N. Henderson Avenue, Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 827-2820
Since opening in February of 2000, Cuba Libre features "Pan Latin" cuisine and has emerged as one of Dallas' most popular destinations for dining and socializing among young professionals. Cuba Libre offers a truly unique blend of innovative cuisine, vibrant decor and hip-casual attitude.

Dish Restaurant & Lounge (Restaurant; American, $$)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥ (3/5 Hearts)
4123 Cedar Springs Rd Ste 110, Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 329-0854
American cuisine featuring everything from flatbread, burgers, to the fresh catch. Ambiance is ultra modern and can get slightly loud.

Fireside Pies (Restaurant; Italian, $$)
DEVRATING ♥♥ (2/5 Hearts)
2820 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX  75206
(214) 370-3916
What can only be described as traditional pie making. Neighborhood gathering place, becoming a little main stream.

Gloria's Restaurant (Restaurant; Mexican, $$)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥ (3/5 Hearts)
600 West Davis Street, Dallas, Texas 75208
(214) 948-3672
Extensive menu from a popular Dallas chain. Good presentation. Original is in Oak Cliff.

*Henk's Black Forest Bakery (Restaurant; German, $)
5811 Blackwell Street, Dallas, Texas 75231
(214) 987-9090
Open for dinner only on Friday and Saturday nights, 5:30pm-10pm.

Hibiscus (Restaurant; American/Stakehouse, $$$)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥♥♥ (5/5 Hearts)
2927 N. Henderson, Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 827-2927
Fantastic modern american ambiance. Great food and service. Dim light and quiet. Perfect for friends or date.

* Kalachandji's (Restaurant; Vegetarian, $$)
5430 Gurley Ave, Dallas, TX 75223
(214) 821-1048
Dallas' longest serving vegetarian restaurant. For 27 years we have been providing DFW diners with a taste of India's vast and ancient vegetarian tradition.

* La Duni Latin Kitchen & Baking Studio (Restaurant; Latin, $$)
4264 Oak Lawn Ave Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 520-6888

Medina (Restaurant; Moroccan-Mediterranean, $$)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥ (3/5 Hearts)
2304 Victory Park Lane, Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 979-0003
Small intimate place -- fantastic atmosphere, Moroccan lanterns and all. Food is superb.

* Mi Piaci (Restaurant; Italian, $$)
14854 Montfort Dr., Dallas, Texas, 75254
(972) 934-8424
Recognized as "one of the nation’s best restaurants" Mi Piaci is casually elegant and a visual delight.

* Naga Thai (Restaurant; Thai, $$$)
665 High Market Street, Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 953-0023

Nandina (Restaurant; Thai/Sushi, $$$)
5631 Alta Avenue, Dallas, TX 75206-7424
(214) 826-6300
Hip and inventive, this side street restaurant brings an interesting mix to any night -- open till 3am!

* Parigi Restaurant (Restaurant; French, $)
3311 Oak Lawn Avenue #102Dallas, Texas 75219
(214) 521-0295

Rise Salon De Souffle (Restaurant; French, $$)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥♥ (4/5 Hearts)
5360 West Lovers Lane, Dallas, TX 75209-4262
(214) 366-9900
It's in a Highland Park strip mall. Wonderful French country interior and covered outdoor patio. Most entrees are delicious gourmet souffles (such as the Maryland Crab and Lobster souffle special), but they do have some other entrees. Appetizers, entree, and deserts are $10 each. A date for two would run $80 -- but a lunch would be $35.

Rocco's Pizza & Pasta (Restaurant; Italian, $)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥♥ (4/5 Hearts)
2717 Howell St, Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 871-9207
Hands-down the best brick oven New York style pie made fresh daily! Small BYOB place, but they deliver too. Quality supersedes price, a 12” pizza is only $8.

Roma's Pizza & Restaurant (Restaurant; Italian, $)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥ (3/5 Hearts)
7402 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75231
(214) 373-0500
Small family run place. Good variety and handmade stuff. Can be a bit pricey for the quality.

* Spiral Diner and Bakery (Restaurant; Vegan, $)
1101 North Beckley Avenue, Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 948-4747

Thai Lotus Kitchen (Restaurant; Thai, $$)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥♥♥ (5/5 Hearts)
3851 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 520-9385
This friendly restaurant puts the emphasis on taste. Well-spiced Thai-style food with vegetarian and seafood options. Lunch specials are offered Monday through Saturday. Never a let down, always good. Dinner runs about $12/person.

Taverna (Restaurant; Italian, $$)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥ (3/5 Hearts)
3210 Armstrong Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75205
(214) 520-9933
Good simple italian food. Smaller place, can get loud and crowded on the weekends.

* Tillman's Roadhouse (Restaurant; American, $$$)
324 West 7th Street, Dallas, Texas 75208
(214) 942-0988
Who would have thunk', a metropolitan/modern stylish "Texas Road House." A place for the fabulous, to eat some good ol' BBQ and american food. The ambiance is absolutely stunting 'modern-western-elegant'. The food is immaculately displayed and taste as good as it looks (and costs it too, but worth it).

Toulouse Cafe (Restaurant; French, $$+)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥♥♥ (5/5 Hearts)
3314 Knox Street, Dallas, TX 75205-4034
(214) 520-8999
Fantastic european bistro feeling, real french food. Great price -- 3 course for two people, only $80.

Ziziki's (Restaurant; Greek, $$)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥♥ 4/5 Hearts)
4514 Travis Street #122, Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 521-2233
Remember the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding? This place could have been inspiration for the "Dancing Zorbas" restaurant! Even the owner's names are Costa and Mary! Greek with a gourmet twist. Greek food is typically very heavy and greasy, Ziziki's does it light. Lot of fresh herbs; good for the price. Buffet brunch is amazing on weekends with unlimited mimosas for $22/person!

Texas - Houston

Cafe Adobe (Restaurant; Tex-Mex, $)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥ (3/5 Hearts)
2111 Westheimer, Houston, TX
(713) 528-1468
Amazing salsa and good margaritas.

Yia Yia Mary's (Restaurant; Greek, $$)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥♥ (4/5 Hearts)
4747 San Felipe, Houston, TX 77056
(713) 840-8665

Utah - Park City

Shabu (Restaurant; Japanese, $$$)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥ (3/5 Hearts)
333 Main St # 222, Park City, UT 84060
(435) 645-7253
Upscale Japanese/Sushi bar. True authentic atmosphere and food. Service can be slow. Sushi made right.

Utah - Salt Lake City

Blue Plate Diner (Restaurant; American, $)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥ (3/5 Hearts)
2041 S 2100 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84108
(801) 463-1151
College student style hop. Good old fashion, down home, breakfast food.

Bombay House (Restaurant; Indian, $$)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥♥♥ (5/5 Hearts)
2731 E Parley's Way, Salt Lake City UT, 84109
(801) 581-0222
Great ambiance; like being in India. Place smells as good as it tastes. Attention to detail is amazing.

* Cedar of Lebanon (Restaurant; Middle Eastern, $$)
152 East 200 South Salt Lake City, UT
(801) 364-4096

Eggs In The City (Restaurant; American, $)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥ (3/5 Hearts)
1675 E 1300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
(801) 581-0809
Nice neighborhood patio/cafe joint. Good old fashion breakfast food. Service can be slow.

Eva (Restaurant; Mediterranean, $$)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥ (3/5 Hearts)
317 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-2702
(801) 359-8447
Elegantly prepared meals. Assortment of salads, breads, pizzas, and sandwiches.

* Franck's Food (Restaurant; French, $$+)
6263 Holiday Boulevard, Sale Lake City, UT 84121
(801) 274-6264

Metropolitan (Restaurant; American, $$$)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥ (3/5 Hearts)
173 W Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 364-3472
Stunting modern upscale ambiance. Service can be slow. The attention to food quality and appearance is part of the experience.

Pago (Restaurant, Artisan, $$)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥♥♥ (5/5 Hearts)
878 South 900 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
(801) 532.0777
Perfect for brunch. Quaint contemporary/modern ambiance. Beautiful food presentation and taste. Farm to restaurant.

Red Rock Brewing Company (Restaurant; American, $$)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥♥♥ (5/5 Hearts)
254 S 200 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 521-7446

Ruth's Diner (Restaurant; American, $)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥♥ (4/5 Hearts)
2100 Emigration Cyan, Salt Lake City, UT 84108
(801) 582-5807
Beautiful scenery, great company, great food, great drink!

Sage's Cafe (Restaurant; Vegan/Organic, $$)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥♥♥ (5/5 Hearts)
473 East 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
(801) 322-3790
Absolutely terrific! Carrot Butter appetizer is a must! Friendly modern home style ambiance. Service can be slow, for it is a small place, but worth the wait!

Sawadee (Restaurant; Thai, $)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥♥♥ (5/ 5 Hearts)
754 East South Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84102
(801) 328-8424
Best of Salt Lake City indeed. Lunch is perfect (pick two entrees, comes with rice and egg roll for $8). The food is perfectly seasoned and proportions are right.

Bonn/Köln (Cologne) - Germany

Schokoladenmuseum Cafe (Cafe; Chocolate, $)
DEVRATING ♥♥♥♥ (4/5 Hearts)
Am Schokoladenmuseum 1a, 50678 Köln, Germany
+0221 93188817
The Cafe is amazing. If you want real chocolate pastries or drinks. This is the place to go. It can be a little touristy -- but, hey, it's the best.