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Fine Food near Marriott downtown

I am rethinking the reservation I made at Vetri now that I hear it may be too noisy. Given the choices I want to revise my request for help. What is essential, besides excellent food, is the room/ambiance. I want my dad to be able to hear our conversation so the room should not be too loud and the tables should be separated. As for Lacroix and Four Seasons, price is not the problem but the rooms are too fancy for this occasion.

Oct 27, 2013
dpe in Philadelphia

Fine Food near Marriott downtown

great! thank you or molto grazi

Oct 25, 2013
dpe in Philadelphia

Fine Food near Marriott downtown

I'll pay for ambiance in this case.

Oct 25, 2013
dpe in Philadelphia

Fine Food near Marriott downtown

Matyson seems more along the lines. I'd prefer a restaurant that is not mostly banquet seating so my father and i can have more privacy but that is not essential

Oct 25, 2013
dpe in Philadelphia

Fine Food near Marriott downtown

Lacroix is great. I love a great but expensive 4 star once in awhile if its really worthwhile. I am fine with 3 star of course. I live in LA and travel to NY and London, Tokyo often which is only to say....well you know what it can say without being obnoxious about it. By the way I went to Penn so Philly is quite dear to my heart and I can't wait to come back for this visit in a few weeks!

Oct 25, 2013
dpe in Philadelphia

Fine Food near Marriott downtown

Can you recommend a fine food dinner in quiet restaurant (my dinner companion, my father, is hard of hearing) within walking or short taxi distance from downtown Marriott? Previous threads recommended a Greek restaurant but that's not my mood. Also not interested in Capitol Grille and that ilk. Small plate not my druthers either. Thanks for helping me since i'm sounding so picky!

Oct 25, 2013
dpe in Philadelphia

Aural privacy

thanks everyone. And westsidegal, thanks for pointing out that time-space continuum factor too!

Oct 10, 2011
dpe in Los Angeles Area

Aural privacy

Funny situation: we need to meet with our out of town financial advisor at a westside restaurant to discuss our precarious solvency. (Home is filled with loud, prying children.) So we want our table or booth to be sheltered from eavesdropping neighbors. We still have enough money for a decent meal but can't be too pricey. Prefer within 5 mile radius of Beverly Hills. Where would you eat publicly and have a private conversation?

Oct 07, 2011
dpe in Los Angeles Area

FOUR DIFFERENT DINNERS IN MONTREAL?

Also, carswell et al, if the first request is impossible to answer or not interesting to you, i hope you'll go on to helping me with the other two meals, especially Friday and Saturday's.

Oct 13, 2010
dpe in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

FOUR DIFFERENT DINNERS IN MONTREAL?

Thanks carswell. I don't know much about the city. We would be able to taxi to another neighborhood if that is necessary. I changed the title of my post because I decided to ask for help with other meals too (Sorry for the confusion, should be available in its new form now).

Oct 13, 2010
dpe in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

FOUR DIFFERENT DINNERS IN MONTREAL?

Good questions....say $30 per person with wine.

Oct 13, 2010
dpe in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

FOUR DIFFERENT DINNERS IN MONTREAL?

Need to arrange 4 different dinners in Montreal in November. I"m from Los Angeles and NYC so eat very well already. I'm therefore looking for "uniquely" Montreal dining experiences.

FIRST DINNER(THURS.) I have to arrange a business dinner for 12. Also needs to be mid-ranged since some in the party are not as well compensated as others. We are staying at Le Centre Sheraton, Boulevard Rene-Levesque West and so should be not too far from there.

SECOND DINNER (SAME NIGHT!): My wife arrives and will want late night bistro fare near our hotel.

THIRD DINNER (FRIDAY): Dinner with foodie friends from Chicago. They are international eaters. Good wine list a must!! Can be further from hotel that night.

FOURTH DINNER (SATURDAY): Romantic dinner with the missus for our 15th anniversary. WOULD love it to be in a neighborhood that we can wander around after and listen to jazz, drink, etc.

Oct 13, 2010
dpe in Quebec (inc. Montreal)