Editor’s note: I’ve just returned from the Women in Aviation convention and I’m still catching up. So please enjoy this best-of, which originally appeared on the blog Jan. 31.
One of my traveling friends recently had a layover at Houston Intercontinental. She had time to kill, so she was looking for somewhere she could have a nice glass of wine and a good meal. She told me she stumbled on Le Grand Comptoir in Terminal C. She called it a lovely oasis with great food and a wonderful selection of wines by the glass. The restaurant is the brainchild of concessionaire SSP America, and also has a location in Terminal C at Newark International Airport. I haven’t had the chance to eat at Le Grand Comptoir, but I’ve been to plenty of other restaurants I’d love to recommend!
- Caviar House and Prunier Seafood Bar, London Heathrow Terminal 5: I am a fool for smoked salmon, and the stuff served here didn’t disappoint. The caviar wasn’t half bad either!
- Nonna Bartolotta’s, General Mitchell International Airport Concourse D:I had some time to kill at the airport, and after touring the Mitchell Gallery of Flight Aviation Museum (I’m just nuts about aviation museums) it was time to eat. This place was near my gate, and I’m SO glad I stopped in. The food was good enough to make me think I was sitting at one of the original outlets in the city.
- Acme Oyster House, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport West Terminal: This is NOT one of my favorite airports. But it does have an outlet of this iconic New Orleans restaurant, and the food is just as good.
- Harry & Izzy’s, Indianapolis International Airport Concourse A: When I used to work for Rolls-Royce North America, I went to Indianapolis regularly to visit our aircraft engine plant. Most times, the evening would end at St. Elmo Steak House, regularly on the list of the top steak places in the U.S. A version of that venerable restaurant is at the airport, sans steaks, but complete with the world-famous shrimp cocktail.
- Berghoff Cafe, Chicago O’Hare International Airport Terminal 1: Some advice before you go-make sure you’re really hungry, or not going on a long flight before eating here. The portions are large and although it has many German favorite foods, there’s also sandwiches and pizza.
You know what I’m going to ask — what are the restaurants YOU must try?
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