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Fine Dining in Victoria?

Pablo's is very pricey, but is vitually unknown among locals, and appears to be a place designed to separate tourists from their $$$. I would second either Matisse (superb service) or Camilles. These would be very good places to dine at any city. At Matisse, you can have the four-course prix fixe dinner for $52. But forget the "fixe" part -- you can basically choose any two starters, any entree, and any dessert off the al a carte menu. However, for some items, there may be a modest supplemental charge added to the $52, such for the foie gras starter. They also have a decent wine list with 3oz and 5oz pours, in addition to full bottles. The service is both friendly and professional.

Sep 06, 2011
Trencherman2 in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Recommendations Please

Hi QAW.

Thanks for they reply. What I was looking for was a brief list of reccomnedations from a local or someone who knows the city well. The question I have is what would be your top 3 choices in the area, given the criteria I have stated.

Aug 08, 2011
Trencherman2 in Las Vegas

Recommendations Please

I will be visiting Las Vegas in August. I was hoping that I could get some dinner recommendations. The essential criteria I have are: (a) places with bar seating that a single person can walk up to without needing reservations, (b) places on the strip within walking distance of the Flamingo Road intersection, (c) places where I can get a decent 2-3 course meal (not including liquor) for about $100 or less; and (d) places where I don't require formal wear, though I certainly will have business-causal attire (e.g., a decent coat, collared shirt). The type of cuisine is unimportant.

Aug 05, 2011
Trencherman2 in Las Vegas