Gail Simmons (bio)

  (9 restaurants)    
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L'Atelier de Joel RobuchonSee L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon Video ($$$$)
(1230 ratings)

3799 Las Vegas Blvd S Map It!
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 891-7358
  • Roasted Quail w/ Pomme Puree
    caramelized free-range quail stuffed w/ foie gras; served w/ aerated mashed potatoes topped w/ shaved truffles; looks good
  • La Langoustine
    Langoustine is like a cross of a small lobster and and shrimp (crawfish-sized); just 2-3 bites; "of all the things I've eaten in Vegas, the one thing I come back to and crave time and again is la langoustine (at L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon)"-Gail Simmons
4.5 out of 5
1230 ratings
est. 2010; located in MGM Grand Resort & Casino; 12 locations; gourmet French tapas & tasting menu w/ unique counter service preparation; "Joël Robuchon is grand master of French cooking"-Gail Simmons
Big Gay Ice Cream Shop [CLOSED]See Big Gay Ice Cream Shop Video ($)
(1962 ratings)

125 E 7th St Map It!
New York, NY 10009
(212) 533-9333
  • Salty Pimp
    soft-serve vanilla ice cream, Dulce de Leche and sea salt capped w/ chocolate dip that contains mixes of cayenne pepper & chilies; "it will be the best soft-serve you will ever have"-Gail Simmons; looks good
  • Bea Arthur (Ice Cream)
    soft-serve vanilla ice cream, dulce de leche, covered w/ crushed vanilla wafers
4.0 out of 5
1962 ratings
[CLOSED]; est. in 2009; formerly an ice cream truck at airing, now storefronts (couple in NYC)
Dai DueSee Dai Due Video ($$)
(682 ratings)

2406 Manor Rd Map It!
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 524-0688
  • Cemita Ahogada
    house bun, beef chuck & broth, Oaxaca cheese, refried beans, radish, cabbage, cilantro & mayo; "deep, deep, savory flavors here" -Ali Khan
  • Venison Enchilada
    layered dish w/ venison-based picadillo, cheddar, tortilla topped w/ fried egg & crema
4.0 out of 5
682 ratings
est. 2006; locally sourced, farm-to-table chic restaurant & butcher shop
Four Seasons Restaurant [CLOSED]See Four Seasons Restaurant Video ($$$$)
(313 ratings)

42 E 49th St Map It!
New York, NY 10017
(212) 754-9494
  • Cotton Candy
    not on menu...served for special occasions; served on a chilled plate w/ a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream wrapped w/ pink cotton candy and studded w/ candied violets; looks fun
4.0 out of 5
313 ratings
[CLOSED]; since 1959; named the "Favorite Restaurant in the World" by Town & Country magazine; where the power elite go to lunch in New York
Michel Richard Citronelle [CLOSED] ($$$$)
(248 ratings)

3000 M St NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 625-2150
  • Lobster "Begula" Pasta
    tin can lined w/ lobster meat, a poached egg, Hollandaise sauce and topped w/ black-dyed couscous pasta (making it look like Beluga caviar...and hence the different spelling in the name)
4.0 out of 5
248 ratings
[CLOSED]; James Beard Award winner 2007 (Outstanding Chef, Outstanding Wine Service); meal at the grill-side table inside the kitchen is available
Mr Holmes Bakehouse [CLOSED]See Mr Holmes Bakehouse Video ($$)
(2468 ratings)

1042 Larkin St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 829-7700
  • PB&J Cruffin
    layers-like croissant shaped like a muffin rolled in sugar & stuffed w/ PB & J filling; takes multi-day to make; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2468 ratings
[CLOSED]; long lines
Gorbals [CLOSED]See Gorbals Video ($$)
(751 ratings)

216 W 5th St Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 488-3408
  • Bacon-Wrapped Matzoh Balls
    served on top of horseradish aioli and then topped w/ fresh shredded horseradish; started as a practical joke for a fellow Jewish friend's birthday became a huge hit and now a menu item; "delicious and sacrilegious all at once"-Gail Simmons; looks good
3.5 out of 5
751 ratings
[CLOSED]; amalgam of many different ethnicities and tastes including Scottish, Jewish, Spanish, American and items such as haggis burgers, paella, chicken skin sandwiches, gefilte fish 'n chips, and bacon-wrapped matzoh balls
Lincoln [CLOSED]See Lincoln Video ($$$)
(239 ratings)

3808 N Williams Ave Map It!
Portland, OR 97227
(503) 288-6200
  • Bacon Apple Pie
    apple pie, but w/ a bacon-latticed top as the top "crust"; not always available (call restaurant)
3.5 out of 5
239 ratings
La ScalaSee La Scala Video ($$)
(842 ratings)

434 N Canon Dr Map It!
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 275-0579
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Old School"
  • Jean Leon Original Chopped Salad
    chopped mixed greens, salami, cheese topped w/ marinated garbanzo beans and house vinaigrette dressing
2.5 out of 5
842 ratings
opened in 1950's; Marilyn Monroe and Ronald Reagan were regulars; original chopped salad created here
Gail Simmons (bio)   (9 restaurants)