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Do You Enjoy Historic or Modern Restaurants?

Fef 2013/02/11 20:00:00
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Food, service, menu, prices, pictures, atmosphere... these essential elements of dining differ widely between newer and older restaurants. I personally get a kick eating at old restaurants with lots of character that have passed the test of time. Do you enjoy modern restaurants or historic ones -- like the restaurant below -- more?

PHILIPPES.COM reports:
Philippe the Original is home to the famous French Dipped Sandwich. For 103 years, Philippe's has been serving famous sandwiches, great sides such as macaroni salad and potato salad, delicioius chili and soups, freshly baked desserts and a great selection of beer and wine.
salad delicioius chili soups freshly baked desserts selection beer wine

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  • sglmom 2013/02/10 06:46:11
    Historic Restaurants
    sglmom
    +9
    I'll agree with you on this ..
    in fact, when I do go travel ..
    I look for the HISTORY of the area ..
    and try to find and sample some of what made it great in the past ..
    there's something to be said about ..
    (for example -- Memphis BBQ from an established, trusted, old recipe)

    the modern takes are not necessarily as 'enticing' (or tasty)

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  • Sofia ☆ Boo-Yah 2013/04/06 13:18:48
    Historic Restaurants
    Sofia ☆ Boo-Yah
    Don't know why... but the modern things nowadays can be a little creepy...
  • Matthew White 2013/03/08 22:17:28
  • relllle 2013/03/01 00:43:34
    Modern Restaurants
    relllle
    When travelling, I go for the classic, historic, or simply on food network, but any other time I like the new exotic food that you can usually get at more modern places.
  • Gabriella aka Sybil 2013/02/24 15:33:38 (edited)
    Historic Restaurants
    Gabriella aka Sybil
    Clean trumps both but I prefer the allure of ambiance here's a must in NYC.
    BECCOS BECCOS
  • corey.finney.1 2013/02/24 06:02:01
    Historic Restaurants
    corey.finney.1
    I was going to dismiss this question, but after thinking a bit, this is my answer. However, some of the "historic" restaurants some people think of are fast food places. I'm not really a fast food kind of guy, except for Taco Bell. With all the above being said, unfortunately there aren't many restaurants in my area that aren't part of a big chain. There is a Italian Restaurant called Coccia House in the town I grew up in, a family business that has a trademark style of pizza unlike anything I've had elsewhere. I think the distinguishing factor there is the liberal amount of garlic they use on their pizzas. Another is a place called Matsos, which has a Greek/Italian menu. It's the only place I've been to that has spaghetti pizza. You won't walk away from there hungry. They also have strange specialty pizzas named after cast members from the Ohio Light Opera.
  • Thank u, Nerdette Geekette 2013/02/23 09:25:34
    Historic Restaurants
    Thank u, Nerdette Geekette
    Both. But Im a sucker for the oldies but goodies
  • blakkykarben 2013/02/22 23:08:28
    Historic Restaurants
    blakkykarben
    I love the ambiance of historicf restaurants, especially if it has a past and most of them do. It's great when you can go to a "local" dive and have a chance to talk to some old proprietor who can tell you wonderful tales.

    I also love to go to modern restaurants as well, but their usually (depending on,, etc...etc...) a surgical, sterile environment and you don't want to be the first one to stain the carpet.
  • MikeWon 2013/02/20 19:02:54
  • neil.ingram.39 2013/02/19 04:33:50
    Modern Restaurants
    neil.ingram.39
    +1
    Damn! I'm in the minority again. LOL
    But to be PERFECTLY honest...CLEAN and HYGENIC is my best type of restaurant.
  • no no 2013/02/19 00:21:59
    Historic Restaurants
    no no
    But venture to a few modern ones depending on mood and companions.
  • Sheery 2013/02/15 20:24:41
    Historic Restaurants
    Sheery
    I love to travel to Virginia. Many old restaurants there Historic areas.
    Like Charlottesville.etc.
  • zsa zsa 50 2013/02/15 19:03:44
    Historic Restaurants
    zsa zsa 50
    +1
    if i have to choose one
  • TKramar 2013/02/15 15:54:49
    Modern Restaurants
    TKramar
    Fast Food restaurants. I don't care if they're old or new.
  • TheMayor 2013/02/15 15:42:22
    Historic Restaurants
    TheMayor
    +1
    ... local eateries and blue highways are the way to enjoy travel. In 1976, I motorcycled alone through the lower 48 racking up more than 12,000 miles. I never ate at a chain resturant and clocked less than 100 miles on interstate highways. Not even long stretches of barren highway was boring!
  • Mo 2013/02/15 02:38:25
    Historic Restaurants
    Mo
    +1
    I like legitimately old diners in particular.
  • leah.goebel.7 2013/02/15 01:23:12
    Historic Restaurants
    leah.goebel.7
    +1
    Historic.....absolutely. As a lover of all things with a history, there is nothing better than good food and interesting architecture.
  • Osama McDonalds 2013/02/14 20:36:13
    Modern Restaurants
    Osama McDonalds
    I used to go to Philippe, Langers, Coles and Clifton when I lived in downtown Los Angeles. Then I became a vegetarian and started making a lot of my own food or I'd go to Real Food Daily or Father Nature (in Pasadena) or a whole host of Vietnamese or Thai restaurants and order veggie food there. The days of pastrami, steak and historic restaurants is passed for me.
  • TheBadOne 2013/02/14 19:00:05
    Historic Restaurants
    TheBadOne
    And you just gave me my "Fat Kid" mission for the weekend. Thanks Fef!
  • zionosphere 2013/02/14 18:27:31
    Historic Restaurants
    zionosphere
    +2
    Even as a kid, there was nothing better than sitting in the car as the waitress came over on rollerskates and hung the tray outside the window. <3 kid car waitress rollerskates hung tray window 3
  • deidara.trueart 2013/02/14 15:23:36
  • polock 2013/02/14 14:50:16
    Historic Restaurants
    polock
    +2
    can't beat the charm and surroundings, old things are classic..and the food is mostly better prepared.
  • Flowers 2013/02/13 15:55:50
    Historic Restaurants
    Flowers
    +2
    We don't have enough good restaurants where I live
  • Moodybloo70 2013/02/13 07:37:04
    Historic Restaurants
    Moodybloo70
    +3
    I like them if they serve the old recipies
  • GAC 2013/02/13 04:15:33
    Historic Restaurants
    GAC
    +3
    With a bachelors in history, of course I have to say historic. The atmosphere of such restaurants is awesome, as with any place to offers a blast from the past.
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2013/02/13 04:04:42
    Historic Restaurants
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +2
    About the only thing on my Bucket List is to dine once at Brennan's in New Orleans.
  • leah.go... Aqua Su... 2013/02/15 01:26:35
    leah.goebel.7
    +1
    I have visited New Orleans several times and Brennans is a favorite....as is the Camellia grill on Carrolton Ave......
  • ALofRI 2013/02/12 23:59:57
    Historic Restaurants
    ALofRI
    +3
    SHEESH! I hate two choice posts! I like them BOTH!
  • Crym 2013/02/12 23:24:59
    Historic Restaurants
    Crym
    +3
    They're so cool and epic looking. (:
  • RevJim 2013/02/12 23:04:12
    Historic Restaurants
    RevJim
    +4
    Because I like the atmosphere, and the menu is usually unique
  • Jimm 2013/02/12 20:08:43
    Historic Restaurants
    Jimm
    +3
    Actually...I enjoy both, but there's just something about eating at a joint that you know has been around for a long time. Their food and service has stood the test of time, while newer restaurants have come and gone.
  • kcandi 2013/02/12 19:38:15
    Historic Restaurants
    kcandi
    +3
    I would rather eat at a local establishment that has been around for a while - most of these restaurants use local, fresh ingredients and cook with love....
  • Alexis82 2013/02/12 18:30:36
    Historic Restaurants
    Alexis82
    +3
    They will actually cook your meal. I'm willing to wait. The waiters & waitress are also WAY friendlier.
  • James Adams 2013/02/12 17:51:06 (edited)
    Historic Restaurants
    James Adams
    +5
    For me the important thing is the quality and amount of food served. But I will always prefer historical stuff to modern stuff as I am history buff and historical stuff is plainly more classy and stylist.



    History Buff





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  • Danielle 2013/02/12 17:51:00
    Historic Restaurants
    Danielle
    +2
    A different atmosphere comes with these kinds.
  • Spidey59 2013/02/12 17:07:26
    Historic Restaurants
    Spidey59
    +5
    I just wish they came with historic prices
  • CKarliner 2013/02/12 17:00:09
    Historic Restaurants
    CKarliner
    +3
    Basically I care about the food. Whether it's a milkshakes and BLT at the old Wollworths or Ferndale's( Calif) new cool Burger joint it has to be the food.
  • Little Red 2013/02/12 16:41:46
    Modern Restaurants
    Little Red
    +3
    To be honest I like both :)
  • ~Here Comes The Sun~ 2013/02/12 16:35:40
    Historic Restaurants
    ~Here Comes The Sun~
    +4
    Depends if the foods good.
  • Bailey C 2013/02/12 16:14:49 (edited)
    Modern Restaurants
    Bailey C
    +3
    As long as the menu is historically old and tired I like them as well
  • Maya Zauberman 2013/02/12 15:48:30
    Historic Restaurants
    Maya Zauberman
    +2
    There's something kind of quaint and sweet over eating at a historic restaurant. With modern ones, with all the space and the decorations, I might be in awe, but it doesn't do much else for me.

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