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Lakers Fan May 31st, 2012 11:19 AM

Largest restaurant in the world
 
A friend of mine who lived in Boston in the early 70's told me yesterday that at that time the largest restaurant in the world was located in a suburb of Boston .

I tried researching this and could not find anything . Does anyone know if this is correct ?

buttons16 May 31st, 2012 01:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Henry43 (Post 1430556)
A friend of mine who lived in Boston in the early 70's told me yesterday that at that time the largest restaurant in the world was located in a suburb of Boston .

I tried researching this and could not find anything . Does anyone know if this is correct ?

The worlds 2nd largest restaurant is called the Red Dragon located in Thailand...it is 35,000 sq meters....a 800 sq meter kitchen....80 cooks plus asst cooks....500 waiters, in order to get to tables and back to the kitchen they wear roller skates and use zip lines and sail above tables to get where they are going. it cost in american dollars 5 million to build.

The worlds largest is in Syria called the Damascus gate has 6012 seats...
As for in the 70's not sure of what was the largest retaurant....But I know Gilley's in Texas was bigger then anything in Boston in the 70's..but that is a bar and grill....

Lakers Fan May 31st, 2012 01:55 PM

Okay ,thanks

Trip May 31st, 2012 03:15 PM

If that was a fact, my hubby surely would have dragged me to it;) Never heard of this factoid....

Phil&Liz May 31st, 2012 07:54 PM

Perhaps they were thinking of this....
"Lundy's in its heyday was reported to be the largest restaurant in the United States, seating, per various reports, 2400 to 2800 patrons."
Lundy's Restaurant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lakers Fan May 31st, 2012 08:03 PM

Trip
 
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Originally Posted by Trip (Post 1430582)
If that was a fact, my hubby surely would have dragged me to it;) Never heard of this factoid....


I will call my friend Monday and post the name of the restaurant .We happened to be in a NY restaurant this past Sunday and my friend remarked that it was the largest restaurant he's been to in NY and it reminded him of a restaurant in a Boston suburb .I can't recall the name of the restaurant or the city .

Cruznut2 June 1st, 2012 06:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Trip (Post 1430582)
If that was a fact, my hubby surely would have dragged me to it;) Never heard of this factoid....

Could it possibly have been the short lived Asian restaurant in Saugus called Weilu (sp)? I went there and it was 2 stories and very big. It was not around too long. Possibly it was a victim of the much smaller, very popular Kowloon Restaurant who has much longer roots in Saugus.

Trip June 1st, 2012 08:38 AM

Laura, big maybe, but the largest restaurant in the world? If this was here, you, and, I would have the name rolling off our tongues...:)

Lakers Fan June 1st, 2012 11:03 AM

Saugus
 
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Originally Posted by Trip (Post 1430681)
Laura, big maybe, but the largest restaurant in the world? If this was here, you, and, I would have the name rolling off our tongues...:)


My friend said it was in Saugus ,I recall that now .

Trip June 1st, 2012 11:07 AM

The Kowloon, in Saugus is a big Chinese restaurant..2nd biggest, no...I just can't think of anyplace that fits that bill..maybe I am just old;)

Lakers Fan June 1st, 2012 11:09 AM

Again , he said this was in the early 70's when he lived in Boston .

Cruznut2 June 1st, 2012 11:25 AM

Trip I didn't really think so. It was a shot in the dark. It fit the location as a Boston suburb.It was also huge but not big enough. Then again Kowloon is small in size but huge in reputation.

Laura

Cruznut2 June 1st, 2012 11:33 AM

I worked in Saugus in the early 70's in a steak house called Valle's it was a chain based from Maine. They had stores all over New England except NH for some reason. When I left there they were planning expansion down the east coast to Florida. Those plans died with the original founder. His son took over and a drinking problem ran that chain under. The building was fairly large but not those proportions.
Hilltop Steakhouse is another very popular restaurant in Saugus with a huge reputation but not a huge building. They are still around and now have meat markets. Those are about the biggest restaurants I can think of in the area but as I said they are not huge in size, just reputation and popularity.

Laura

Cruznut2 June 1st, 2012 11:42 AM

I found this in Wikipedia and this description right from the text.

Kowloon Restaurant, described as America's largest Asian dining complex, is on busy "Restaurant Row" along Route 1 in Saugus, Massachusetts.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kowloon_Restaurant

I can tell you from experience it is the best Asian food I have ever had.

Laura

Trip June 1st, 2012 11:47 AM

Now this is BIG, or JUMBO!:cool:

http://cache.virtualtourist.com/15/4..._Hong_Kong.jpg

Lakers Fan June 1st, 2012 12:10 PM

Yes ,it is

AR June 1st, 2012 12:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Trip (Post 1430723)

I've eaten a couple times at Jumbo, next to the hurricane shelter outside Hong Kong. It's good, but not the best ever. Dare I say it?. . .Size isn't everything.

Lakers Fan June 1st, 2012 01:48 PM

Has anyone dined at Jean-Georges ? I've been told by many tourists that they believe it to be the best restaurant in NY . I personally have never been there .

Trip June 1st, 2012 01:54 PM

I've only heard raves on tv about this place. Isn't it a Trump building? For the average tourist, it would seem this is too $$$, I would think.

Trackypup June 1st, 2012 02:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Henry43 (Post 1430750)
Has anyone dined at Jean-Georges ? I've been told by many tourists that they believe it to be the best restaurant in NY . I personally have never been there .

No, sadly :( I've been to Daniel which was fabulous. There's a JG restaurant in Vancouver that I keep meaning to try.

Paul Motter June 1st, 2012 02:17 PM

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Originally Posted by buttons16 (Post 1430569)
The worlds 2nd largest restaurant is called the Red Dragon located in Thailand...it is 35,000 sq meters....a 800 sq meter kitchen....80 cooks plus asst cooks....500 waiters, in order to get to tables and back to the kitchen they wear roller skates and use zip lines and sail above tables to get where they are going. it cost in american dollars 5 million to build.

I love this depiction - it almost sounds like a lampoon. "And the maitre D' has a jet pack to fly over the tables to see what's available, and the food is delivered in buckets on conveyor belts with a system that tips a portion onto your plate when the right bucket reaches your table...."

Paul Motter June 1st, 2012 02:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Trackypup (Post 1430756)
No, sadly :( I've been to Daniel which was fabulous. There's a JG restaurant in Vancouver that I keep meaning to try.

I wish someone would take me to Daniel. Here on the West Coast we are more limited in 3-star restaurants.

Trackypup June 1st, 2012 02:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Paul Motter (Post 1430761)
I wish someone would take me to Daniel. Here on the West Coast we are more limited in 3-star restaurants.

I can relate to that! Although Vancouver does have a very good selection of restaurants, it's nothing like NY. Holy Grail of Restaurants

buttons16 June 1st, 2012 02:25 PM

How can anyone say a certain restaurant is the best restaurant in an area...Does'nt it all depend on a persons own taste. I know some people who swear Olive Garden is the greatest place they ever been to. I went once and you could'nt pay me $1000 to eat in there again.

In Pennsylvania I feel that a little hole in the wall bar and grill serves the most fabulous steaks in the east, Its called "The Stone Bar Inn" the Chef is the owner...Im sure other dislike it.

I feel for a CHAIN RESTAURANT "Texas Road House" is the best steak house in the country, others might not think so. One thing I never rely on is reviews from others, what is a good movie for one person is a disaster for another the same holds true for restaurants.

buttons16 June 1st, 2012 02:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Paul Motter (Post 1430760)
I love this depiction - it almost sounds like a lampoon. "And the maitre D' has a jet pack to fly over the tables to see what's available, and the food is delivered in buckets on conveyor belts with a system that tips a portion onto your plate when the right bucket reaches your table...."

If anyone has doubts...Log onto "You Tube" and type in "Red Dragon restaurant in Thailand" and see how funny and weird it is to watch waiters on zip lines.:shock:

Cruznut2 June 1st, 2012 03:12 PM

I recently went to a Texas Road House. My steak was cooked to perfection.
rood and service were very good. The problem was the place was way too loud for me. Country music........ugh!

Paul Motter June 1st, 2012 03:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Cruznut2 (Post 1430777)
I recently went to a Texas Road House. My steak was cooked to perfection.
rood and service were very good. The problem was the place was way too loud for me. Country music........ugh!

I hope it was chicken fried steak, with a side salad with ranch dressing, fried okra and an iced tea.

Paul Motter June 1st, 2012 03:48 PM

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Originally Posted by buttons16 (Post 1430769)
If anyone has doubts...Log onto "You Tube" and type in "Red Dragon restaurant in Thailand" and see how funny and weird it is to watch waiters on zip lines.:shock:

Just so you know - it's the "Royal Dragon" - Red dragon doesn't bring up any restaurants.

Those ziplines are pretty noisy - and they even use them to deliver the food. (one handed!)

Aerogirl June 1st, 2012 04:14 PM

For great Chinese food while in New York go to Joe's Shanghai. Don’t let the name fool you, the food is excellent! I was skeptical at first but it was the best meal we had while in NY and we ate at some nice places. I will go back again next time I’m in town for sure.
Located at 9 Pell Street in Chinatown.

Cruznut2 June 1st, 2012 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Paul Motter (Post 1430780)
I hope it was chicken fried steak, with a side salad with ranch dressing, fried okra and an iced tea.

The steak was beef, medium rare. The salad was Caesar. I also had corn. I drank water with lemon.
I can't make myself eat okra, I tried it twice and it was slimey and gross. I have never been a tea drinker neither hot nor cold.

Laura


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