Simon Majumdar

  (24 restaurants)    
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24th Street CafeSee 24th Street Cafe Video ($$)
(1333 ratings)

1415 24th St Map It!
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 323-8801
  • Texas Chili
    ground top sirloin & chuck w/ spices, plus tomato sauce, baked & topped w/ cheese & onions; "some of the best [chili on Triple-D]" -Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Pumpkin Pancakes
    topped w/ pecan-brown sugar-butter; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1333 ratings
est. 1987; institution in old-school diner serving scratch-made comfort food; "A happy place for hungry people!" (from its website)
Annex Kitchen ($$$)
(1574 ratings)

2257 W Shaw Ave Map It!
Fresno, CA 93711
(559) 248-8512
  • Sweet Corn Agnolotti
    fresh pasta stuffed w/ corn & mascarpone filling; cooked w/ butter & chives, topped w/ Parmigiano Reggiano; looks good!
4.5 out of 5
1574 ratings
rustic Italian cuisine specializing in handmade pasta, wood fired pizza & wood grilled meats, served in a casual contemporary atmosphere
Bavel ($$$)
(2396 ratings)

500 Mateo St Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 232-4966
  • Grilled Lamb Saddle Chop
    marinade of yogurt, licorice powder (key ingredient), lime & garlic; grilled & topped w/ licorice oil, almonds & herb salad; looks good
4.5 out of 5
2396 ratings
opened in 2018; Middle Eastern restaurant known for its hummus & downtown vibe
Joy ($$)
(1638 ratings)

5100 York Blvd Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90042
(323) 999-7642
  • Thousand Layer Pancake
    rolled & flattened dough, grilled & filled w/ scallions, Thai basil, egg & cheese; topped w/ spices & garlic chili paste
4.5 out of 5
1638 ratings
opened in 2018; modern neighborhood eatery serving Taiwanese classics w/ a twist
  • Buckwheat Pancakes
    batter made w/ organically grown grains that is stone-ground in-house; served w/ maple tray (maple sugar, maple paste & NH maple syrup); looks good
4.5 out of 5
509 ratings
since 1938; 2006 James Beard winner (American Classic Award); open 7am-3pm daily
Seviche A Latin Restaurant ($$$)
(346 ratings)

1538 Bardstown Rd Map It!
Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 473-8560
  • The Avocado Dessert
    avocado ice cream, bourbon truffle “pit” & dark chocolate shell, plus coffee pine nut "soil"; looks good!
4.5 out of 5
346 ratings
opened in 2005; eclectic food that "explores the natural marriage of Latin traditions & classic Southern ingredients" (from its website)
Upperline Restaurant [CLOSED] ($$$)
(400 ratings)

1413 Upperline St Map It!
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 891-9822
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Crazy Good"
  • Roast Duck
    "top 10 dishes ever to eat"-Simon Majumdar; looks good
4.5 out of 5
400 ratings
Aqui es TexcocoSee Aqui es Texcoco Video ($$)
(634 ratings)

520 Broadway Map It!
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 427-4045
  • Lamb Barbecue Plate
    w/ choice of meat, rib, head, or tripe cooked 6-8 hours; includes lamb broth, tortillas, salsa, lime, cilantro & onion
4.0 out of 5
634 ratings
opened in 1990; classic techniques & dishes from Texcoco, Mexico
  • "Arc" Burger
    bacon infused burger w/ cheddar, tomato, red onion, pickled Fresno chile, lettuce, garlic aioli on a toasted bun; "so rich it could buy a house in Beverly Hills!" -Simon Majumdar
4.0 out of 5
1704 ratings
opened in 2013; locally sourced, scratch made American dining
Arnaud's RestaurantSee Arnaud's Restaurant Video ($$$)
(948 ratings)

813 Bienville St Map It!
New Orleans, LA 70112
(866) 230-8895
  • Crêpes Suzette
    brunch menu; house crêpes sautéed in butter, orange & lemon juice w/ orange & lemon zest, flambéed tableside w/ orange liqueur & brandy
  • Bananas Foster
    bananas sauteed in butter w/ cinnamon & brown sugar, flamed rum & served over French vanilla ice cream
4.0 out of 5
948 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Romantic Foods); since 1918; classic Creole Cuisine & exemplary service in beautifully restored turn of the century dining rooms
Bayona ($$$)
(833 ratings)

430 Dauphine St Map It!
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 525-4455
  • Cream of Garlic Soup
4.0 out of 5
833 ratings
three dining rooms: Dyer Room with its trompe l'oeil depicting the Mediterranean countryside, the Bayona Room with its stained-glass accents and picture window and the main dining room which is dominated by gorgeous arrangements of flowers; patio is also available most of the year; Other Recipes: Baked Oysters Italian-Style w/ Ciabatta Crouton
Boiling Crab [CLOSED]See Boiling Crab Video ($$)
(2063 ratings)

742 W Valley Blvd Map It!
Alhambra, CA 91803
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Messy"
  • Shrimp
    shrimp boiled in spice mix then coated w/ more spices, butter and garlic; served in clear plastic bag
4.0 out of 5
2063 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2004
  • Tandoori Chicken Poutine
    tandoori chicken, makhani sauce, Kenny's cheese curds, masala fries; "delicious, savory, fresh!" -Simon Majumdar; looks good!
4.0 out of 5
1305 ratings
est. 2014; Indian restaurant w/ Southern & globally influenced menu
Cotton ($$)
(498 ratings)

75 Arms St Map It!
Manchester, NH 03101
(603) 622-5488
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Throwback"
  • Steak Diane
    beef flatiron steak, grilled asparagus, mashed potatoes & sauce of shallots, mushrooms, brandy, dijon, demi glace & cream; looks good!
4.0 out of 5
498 ratings
est. 2000; American upscale dining w/ traditional & modern dishes plus creative drinks
Golden DeliSee Golden Deli Video ($)
(3352 ratings)

815 W Las Tunas Dr Map It!
San Gabriel, CA 91776
(626) 308-0803
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "On a Stick"
  • Chao Tom (Sugarcane Shrimp)
4.0 out of 5
3352 ratings
Miller Union ($$$)
(790 ratings)

999 Brady Ave NW Map It!
Atlanta, GA 30318
(678) 733-8550
  • Egg Baked in Celery Cream
    farm egg baked in creamed celery w/ vegetables & herbs; served w/ grilled bread
4.0 out of 5
790 ratings
opened in 2009; country-modern eatery w/ Southern influenced new American menu
Pork Chop John's ($)
(64 ratings)

8 W Mercury St Map It!
Butte, MT 59701
(406) 782-0812
  • John's Double Pork Chop Sandwich
    pork sirloin patties, battered & fried; personalize toppings; Simon likes American cheese, mayo, onions, lettuce & tomato; looks good
4.0 out of 5
64 ratings
opened in 1924; popular counter & window service sandwich shop; also serves burgers, wings, salads & shakes
Senate Restaurant [CLOSED]See Senate Restaurant Video ($$)
(904 ratings)

1212 Vine St Map It!
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 421-2020
  • Croque Madame Hot Dog
    hot dog w/ shaved ham, sourdough, roasted squash, sauce bechamel, sunnyside egg & chives
  • Booty & the Belly Sandwich
    braised pork belly & braised pork shoulder, pulled & sauteed in homemade BBQ sauce serve on brioche bun w/ apple celery root slaw & 2 onion rings; looks good (and sloppy!)
  • Korean Hot Dog
    homemade kimchi, beef hotdog, braised short rib, pickled cucumber, brioche bun; looks good
4.0 out of 5
904 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2010; specialize in "gourmet street food" esp. hot dogs w/ gourmet toppings; Other Recipes: Braised Pork Belly
  • Prime Rib
    28-day aged rib eye; served w/ creamed spinach, baked potato & horseradish; "pure joy on a plate" -Simon Majumdar; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1509 ratings
opened in 1953; "rekindles memories of steakhouses in the old days w/ its low prices & Naugahyde booths. The menu offers classic fare & the steaks, such as the culotte, are cooked to perfection" (from its website)
Hilltop Inn ($$)
(51 ratings)

1100 Harmony Way Map It!
Evansville, IN 47720
(812) 422-1757
  • Jumbo Brain Sandwich
    pork brain, battered, deep-fried in oil & lard and served on a bun
3.5 out of 5
51 ratings
est. 1839
Ma'am Sir [CLOSED] ($$)
(454 ratings)

4330 Sunset Blvd Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 741-8371
  • Longganisa Sandwich
    house made sausage fermented 48 hours; patty grilled & caramelized, served on a grilled King's Hawaiian bun w/ garlic aioli & atchara papaya relish
3.5 out of 5
454 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2018; modern take on traditional Filipino food
Port Fonda [CLOSED] ($$)
(529 ratings)

4141 Pennsylvania Ave Map It!
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 321-1131
  • Tacos de Quesabirria
    goat shank birria, 3 quesadillas, spicy consommé, onion, cilantro, lime, house salsa; looks good!
3.5 out of 5
529 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2012; authentic Mexican food served out of an Airstream trailer
Salo Salo Kitchen ($$)
(451 ratings)

2530 Amar Rd Map It!
West Covina, CA 91792
(626) 964-4095
  • Crispy Pata
    pork hocks w/ crispy rinds, served w/ tomato, vinegar & papaya; "one of the most addictive things you will ever, ever eat!" -Simon Majumdar
3.5 out of 5
451 ratings
family owned & operated for 20+ years; authentic Filipino restaurant serving traditional specialties
Stroud's Restaurant [CLOSED]See Stroud's Restaurant Video ($$)
(275 ratings)

4200 Shawnee Mission Pkwy Map It!
Fairway, KS 66205
(913) 262-8500
  • Pan-Fried Chicken
    looks good
3.5 out of 5
275 ratings
Simon Majumdar   (24 restaurants)