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Help, 1 night need great dinner!

Thanks everyone for all your replies! I think Bazaar will fit the bill. I appreciate all your great advice!

Jun 08, 2009
cali7 in Los Angeles Area

Help, 1 night need great dinner!

My husband & I will be staying at Sunset Marquis and it is our first time to the area. I'd like to take my husband out for a surprise birthday dinner and I'm looking for great atmosphere and great food. I've done some research and came up with these:
Cecconi's
Terrace Menu at XIV
AOC
Bazaar
Katsuya

Please give me your feedback and help me to narrow this done or let me know if I'm missing a great spot.
P.S. We'll be dining at Giorgio Baldi's our other night there because a friend insisted this is a must.
What do you think?
Thanks!

Jun 07, 2009
cali7 in Los Angeles Area

dina in wilton

My husband & I stopped by Dina's in Wilton over the weekend and had a great meal. We sat at the bar and had a few snacks & wine. Being a vegetarian there were many options for me, I had the hummus and the vegetable wrap and my husband had the Tuna Rolls and the Hanger Steak Wrap and everything was great! The service and atmosphere were also great, we will def. return!

May 26, 2009
cali7 in General Tristate Archive

Only 3 nights/days san fran, help to narrow down restaurants

Thanks for all your thoughts so far, think I will strike Jardiniere.
We are 45min. outside NYC so we dine out alot in the city. We enjoy all types of cuisine; esp. Italian, Asian, Spanish and are looking for great food in a fun atmophere.
We will be going to Napa for a day trip, not sure if we will do just lunch in Napa or dinner also. The 3 days/nights includes our day trip to Napa.
Thanks for the Orson/Coco500 idea..think it's a good idea to try a bite at both.
Thanks again everyone, this site is so helpful.

Aug 10, 2008
cali7 in San Francisco Bay Area

Only 3 nights/days san fran, help to narrow down restaurants

My husband & I (early 30's) 1st trip to san fran, we love great food, atmosphere & need your help to narrow down our 3 lunch & dinner spots. We don't want anything too stuffy, just want to have fun & great food. Here's what we've come up with so far:

L'osteria del Forno
Laiola
Slanted Door
Nopa
Sociale
SPQR
A16
Delfina
Jardiniere
Incanto
Orson
Coco500
Canteen

Napa/Sonoma:
Wappo Bar
Girl & the Fig
Bardiva
Ubuntu
Willi's Wine Bar
Mustards

As you can see, I need help to narrow down this list. Also if you feel I've missed something, let me know..thanks so much for all your help!

Aug 09, 2008
cali7 in San Francisco Bay Area

peasant, dell'anima booked...ideas?

Thanks for all your great advice. Apizz was a great suggestion but had been there before and was looking for something new. We ended up having dinner at Bar Blanc and it was very good. The staff was great, atmosphere great and everyone enjoyed their food. We also popped into Gottino for drinks/snacks before dinner and absolutley love this place, everything we sampled was excellent..great wines, service and atmosphere. I felt like I was back in Italy! Will def. make this spot a regular. Thanks again for all your great suggestions!

May 12, 2008
cali7 in Manhattan

peasant, dell'anima booked...ideas?

Hi all, wanted to take my mom out to dinner at either peasant or dell'anima but they were both booked for sat. night. Does anyone have any other suggestions for great italian & great atmosphere? Thanks alot!

May 08, 2008
cali7 in Manhattan

Special dinner LAS, 1 vegetarian, 1 meat eater

Hello, I was hoping to get some help for a special dinner in Vegas. One is a vegetarian and the other a meat eater..and I was wondering if anyone can reccommend a restaurant where one can do a vegetarian tasting menu & the other a regular tasting menu?
Here are some I'm considering:
Michael Mina,
Guy Savoy,
Alex,
Tableau,
Charlie Trotters,
Alize
Also looking for a great atmosphere, any advice would be appreciated.
Thanks!

Feb 27, 2008
cali7 in Southwest

Supper, Perbacco or better idea?

thanks everyone for your help. We decided to go for Perbacco and had a wonderful meal and great service, I would definitley return.

Jun 25, 2007
cali7 in Manhattan

Supper, Perbacco or better idea?

Hi,
I'm looking to take my husband out for a reasonable great Italian meal with good wines and romantic atmosphere (outside seating a plus). I've heard great things Supper & Perbacco and wondering if you guys can help me make a decision...open to all your suggestions..thanks guys!

Jun 22, 2007
cali7 in Manhattan

Rec. rest. near columbia university

Hi, Looking for a great restaurant near Columbia University for dinner for a group of 6 gals. Leaning towards Italian but open to suggestions. Looking also for a fun atmosphere, mid price range. Thanks!

May 26, 2007
cali7 in Manhattan

Morandi what to order?

Hi, My husband & I went last weekend and here's the pros & cons. We ordered the flatbread with gorgonzola & pears for an appetizer and it was excellent! My husband ordered the rabbit entree for dinner and said it was good not great. I ordered the gnocchi and it was very average. For dessert I would reccomend the chocolate gelato, it was amazing! Be careful, our waiter approached us and asked us if we liked prosciutto & cheese and we replied...yes. He then said, May I bring you out some? We said sure, we both assumed this was complimentary by the way it was presented to us but then saw a charge for 16.00 for the cheese & another 16.00 for the prosciutto on our bill. I'm not sure if all the waiters are trained to present it in that matter but just to give you a heads up. Enjoy your evening and report back.

Mar 10, 2007
cali7 in Manhattan

best italian fairfield/new haven county, ct?

Hello, Looking for your opinions on the best Italian restaurant in and around new haven & fairfield counties...thanks for your help!

Feb 18, 2007
cali7 in All New England Archive