Claire Robinson (bio)

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Commander's Palace RestaurantCommander's Palace Restaurant
1403 Washington Ave Map It!
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 899-8221
  • Gumbo
    recipe changes slightly depending on what is fresh and local for that day; looks good
  • Creole Bread Pudding Souffle
    rich bread pudding whipped into a light fluffy souffle w/ whiskey sauce; looks good
4.5 out of 5
3251 ratings
#7 (America's Best: American Classics); opened in 1880; before Hurricane Katrina, it was the longest continually operating restaurant in U.S...closed for 13 months for restoration; restaurant in turquoise and white Victorian in The Garden District; Other Recipes: House Salad w/ Creole Mayonnaise Dressing
Drew's Denver DeliDrew's Denver Deli (CLOSED)
988 Lincoln St Map It!
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 832-7999
  • Jimmy's Favorite Sandwich
    Reuben sandwich that uses 2 Latkas (potato pancakes) as its "bread"; written in Esquire's feature "Best Sandwiches in America" (2008); looks good
4.5 out of 5
67 ratings
CLOSED; originally called Jimmy & Drew's; moved from original location on 2855 28th St, Boulder
Gus's World Famous Hot & Spicy ChickenGus's World Famous Hot & Spicy Chicken
310 S Front St Map It!
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 527-4877
  • Fried Chicken
    looks good; get the original (hot & spicy); classified recipe has been w/ family since 1953 (not even wife knows!); secret is liquid batter; looks good; suggest dipping in ranch dressing; looks good; spicy chicken
4.5 out of 5
1850 ratings
#12 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown)
Payne's BBQPayne's BBQ
1762 Lamar Ave Map It!
Memphis, TN 38114
(901) 272-1523
  • Chopped Pork BBQ Sandwich
    looks good
4.5 out of 5
215 ratings
Restaurant IrisRestaurant Iris
2146 Monroe Ave Map It!
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 590-2828
  • Surf and Turf
    Fried Oysters Po' boy that uses a steak as its "bread" w/ blue cheese, bacon and hollandaise sauce; looks good
4.5 out of 5
212 ratings
359 Van Brunt St Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 222-0345
  • Sweet and Salty Brownies
    almost flourless, dark & rich; chocolate brownie w/ salty caramel lava middle filling; "(this will) ruin you for brownies for the rest of your life"-Claire Robinson; looks good
  • Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie
    banana cream pie topped w/ peanut butter frosting
4.0 out of 5
480 ratings
Throwdown: Bobby Flay won [recipe] ; opened in 2005 by two "dessert archaeologists - digging and researching and eating their way through the regional desserts of America" (from its website)
Barrio ChinoBarrio Chino
253 Broome St Map It!
New York, NY 11201
(212) 228-6710
  • Grapefruit Margarita
4.0 out of 5
1014 ratings
Colt & GrayColt & Gray
1553 Platte St Map It!
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 477-1447
  • Sticky Toffee Pudding w/ Bourbon Ice Cream
    looks good
4.0 out of 5
378 ratings
122 E 7th St Map It!
New York, NY 10009
(212) 254-3515
  • Tea Smoked Oysters
    oysters are served individually in small bowl and covered w/ glass sphere cup filled w/ smoke from the "gravity bong"; to eat, inhale the smoke and then do oyster shot
4.0 out of 5
368 ratings
440 S LaSalle St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 663-8920
  • Foie Gras Terrine w/ Marinated Figs
    takes 5 days to make; interchanging layers of foie gras and prune-brandy-marinated flattened figs; "life-changing... becaused I decided to go to culinary school"-Claire Robinson
4.0 out of 5
301 ratings
located on the 40th floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange offering breathtaking views of Chicago; "Four stars - Chicago's most romantic restaurant"-Chicago Tribune; where Claire's father flew her for her 21st birthday
Ippudo NY
65 4th Ave Map It!
New York, NY 10003
(212) 388-0088
  • Akamaru Modern Ramen
4.0 out of 5
9129 ratings
ramen made in-house; all over in Japan, Ippudo opened its NYC location in 1985
Kee's ChocolateKee's Chocolate (CLOSED)
80 Thompson St Map It!
New York, NY
(212) 334-3284
  • Creme Brulee Chocolates
4.0 out of 5
237 ratings
CLOSED; other locations in NYC
Monday RoomMonday Room (CLOSED)
210 Elizabeth St Map It!
New York, NY 10012
(212) 343-7011
  • Glazed Eel
4.0 out of 5
31 ratings
Shake ShackShake Shack
366 Columbus Ave Map It!
New York, NY 10024
(646) 747-8770
  • Corn Dog
    available only 3 times per year: Memorial Day weekend, July 4th weekend, Labor Day weekend
4.0 out of 5
2220 ratings
opened in 2004; modern day "roadside" burger stand; other locations within New York City; also in Miami, DC, Connecticut
Snack BarSnack Bar
721 N. Lamar Map It!
Oxford, MS 38655
(662) 236-6363
  • Tandoori Spiced Fried Cornish Game Hen
    marinated for 4 hrs, battered and deep-fried; served w/ cumin smashed new potatoes, tomato/cashew chutney; looks good
4.0 out of 5
53 ratings
"married French Bistro with North Mississippi Cafe resulting in the Bubba Brasserie cuisine" (from its website)
Stanton SocialStanton Social
99 Stanton St Map It!
New York, NY 10002
(212) 995-0099
  • French Onion Soup Dumplings
4.0 out of 5
2659 ratings
modern bistro serving multi-ethnic share plates in order to experience multiple dishes and flavors
Table 6Table 6
609 Corona St Map It!
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 831-8800
  • Haute Pocket
    steak, pancetta, scrambled eggs, cheese, grilled onions in a pocket; looks good
4.0 out of 5
407 ratings
Bobby's Burger PalaceBobby's Burger Palace
Route 4 East and Forrest Ave. Map It!
Paramus, NJ
(201) 368-7001
  • Buffalo Style Burger-Crunchified
    topped w/ blue cheese dressing, buffalo sauce, watercrest leaves and potato chips which makes it "crunchified"; "best burger I've ever had"-Claire Robinson
3.5 out of 5
585 ratings
Bobby Flay's burger joint; Other Recipes: Crunchburger (Signature Burger)
Chinatown BrasserieChinatown Brasserie (CLOSED)
380 Lafayette St Map It!
New York, NY
(212) 533-7000
  • Classic Egg Rolls
    looks good
3.5 out of 5
272 ratings
110 E 42nd Street Map It!
New York, NY 10017
(212) 499-0599
  • Meringata Alla Crema (Vanilla Cream Meringue Cake)
    8-layered cake of cake & cream topped w/ meringue brulee; on Claire's first visit, Denzel Washington took the last slice (he shared); looks good
3.5 out of 5
88 ratings
Hog HeavenHog Heaven
115 27th Ave N Map It!
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 329-1234
  • Pulled Turkey Sandwich
    smoke turkey breast for 4-5 hrs, pulled, put on onion bun or corn bread (Claire's preferred) w/ cheese, pickles and topped w/ white BBQ sauce (mayo-buttermilk-based sauce); "it is the best turkey sandwich I've ever had"-Claire Robinson; looks good
  • Pulled Pork on Cornbread
    cornbread pancakes as buns; recommend the white sauce; looks good
3.5 out of 5
190 ratings
#2 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Lunch); est. 1986; outdoor seating and take-out style restaurant
Claire Robinson (bio)  (21 restaurants)