All Reviews by vassariggy

  • Big Lantern Restaurant 3170 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103 (415) 863-8100

    5 stars Posted on 08/31/2005 05:00pm

    Provided by Citysearch

    I've tried a few Chinese joints here in the Mission but nothing has really made me want to come back for me. Big Lantern has changed this. I got takeout, tried the Mongolian Beef and the pork potstickers. The food was not heavy or greasy, and the beef was well spiced but not overboard. The menu is not extensive, but this is a good thing: perhaps instead of serving the same chicken dish with difference sauces they can really focus on fewer things and doing them better. I am very please and will be returning!
  • La Taqueria 2889 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110 (415) 285-7117

    3 stars Posted on 08/14/2005 05:00pm

    Provided by Citysearch

    I was intriqued by this ""burrito sans beans,"" so I headed down one day for a late lunch. The menu is quite limited compared to other places, and they do not give you many choices as to what goes in the burrito. I filled mine with chicken and added cheese and avocado, both of which were extra. The meat was good and the burritto was lean overall, but I don't think it was worth the price. Chips and salsa are also extra. For the money, the food is not worth it.
  • Tsampa 212 E 9th St, New York, NY 10003 (212) 614-3226

    5 stars Posted on 08/07/2005 05:00pm

    Provided by Citysearch

    Went with a friend for dinner. Started with the chicken dumplings (momo), which were rather bland: now I know why they serve a hot sauce with them. We also had the specialty appetizer, these small stuffed balls, which were wonderful! I had the Sherpa chicken dish, which was a new experience for my pallet: the spices, potatoes, chicken, and bread all worked wonderfully together. The ambiance was very relaxing, and the staff was very helpful (although it took a while to get the check). For a new take on Asian food, enjoy a night this gem.
  • Bombay Indian Restaurant 2217 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114 (415) 861-6655

    2 stars Posted on 08/07/2005 05:00pm

    Provided by Citysearch

    It sounded like a good deal, and there were several choices, including bread, entrees, and desert. But the food was not worth the price. The chicken tikka was bland and full of bones: who wants boney chicken? The sauces are heavy. Desert was poor as well: Gulab Jamun was oily and syrupy. Yuck! I go to some cheap place next time: I'd rather get good food and less of it than unlimited less-than-satisfactory food.
  • Sarge's 548 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016 (212) 679-0442

    5 stars Posted on 08/07/2005 05:00pm

    Provided by Citysearch

    Unlike other places in NYC where the sandwiches you want only come as a triple-decker, here you can get what you want in a reasonably-sized portion (and price). The corned beef and pastrami are excellent, much less fatty than those big tourist places around Times Square. The menu has lots of options: I hope to go back to try those potato pancakes. Lunch came with pickels and slaw, no extra charge. It seems like this is a place the locals like and the people working here liked it too.
  • Pam Real Thai Food 404 W 49th St, New York, NY 10019 (212) 333-7500

    3 stars Posted on 07/31/2005 05:00pm

    Provided by Citysearch

    Stared with chive dumplings fried, which were not really crispy and bland: one of the three was still cold inside. I had the cashew beef, which was very good: it was not overwhelmed with nuts and also had carrots, lemongrass, pineapple, and baby corn. My guest had the chicken with chili paste and green beens. Unlike my dish, his was very dry and spicy--the menu does not specify the ""spice level"" and the service does not ask your preference. Service was mediocre, as they forgot my Thai tea and only one seemed to speak english. I think this place is hit or miss, but be sure to ask if you don't like spicy.
  • India Passage Restaurant 7407 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209 (718) 833-2160

    5 stars Posted on 07/28/2005 05:00pm

    Provided by Citysearch

    Went around 9PM before a movie with a friend. Started with veg samosas, which were not overly fried or greasy. After having the table cleared and recieving fresh warm plates, we shared the Chicken Tikka Masala and the Chicken and Lentils. The chicken was very tender and moist in general. The Tikka Masala was well seasoned and not overly heavy with cream or seasoned with tomato. The lentils were light and cooked well. Not once did our water glasses go empty, as the service was outstanding. One of the top Indian places I have ever been to, and probably the best for service.
  • Rosamunde Sausage Grill 545 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117 (415) 437-6851

    4 stars Posted on 07/15/2005 05:00pm

    Provided by Citysearch

    These are NOT your dollar hot dog from a street vendor. Each variety (of which there are over 15 to choose from) is all-natural and without nitrates, and one link is big enough for a statisfying lunch. With every sausage you can pick two different condiments, which include seasoned grilled onions and a Philly-style chili (no beans). I tried the Chicken sausage, smoked with cherries: the grill prepared it perfectly, nicely crisp and firm on the inside. If you're in the mood for a dog and something different, give this place a try.
  • Tartine Bakery 600 Guerrero St, San Francisco, CA 94110 (415) 487-2600

    4 stars Posted on 07/01/2005 05:00pm

    Provided by Citysearch

    The pressed sandwiches are good but greasy. Excellent crouque moussiure. The desserts are fabulous. Breakfast pasteries above average: try the hot buns. Hot chocolate (anything with chocolate for that matter) is very rich: its easy for things to get too sweet. Few tables outside, interior cramped and noisy. I suggest taking the food to go, and walking over to Dolores Park.