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JH Myracle May 1, 2005 10:02 PM

Planing to celebrate an anniversary in Chapel Hill and looking for just the right gourmet restaurant. Any suggestions?

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    Sant May 2, 2005 11:37 AM

    Il Palio in the Siena Hotel. By far.

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      Mike May 2, 2005 04:26 PM

      Try Elaine's... Il Palio might be the right choice if it's your 50th wedding anniversary-- otherwise, you might find it stuffy and overpriced. Also, if you're willing to go to Durham, Magnolia Grill and 4 Square are excellent options. good luck and happy anniversary!

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        mdcraig Sep 8, 2009 06:20 AM

        I went to Bonne Soiree for the first time last week for my birthday. It was by far one of the best dining experiences I've ever had. The service was very personal-- they recognized me as the birthday girl the moment I walked through the door. Plus-- the server, FOH manager, and chef came by our table throughout the meal just to make sure everything was perfect. The food was phenomenal and unique. I couldn't think of one thing to make the experience any more perfect. Be prepared to spend some money, but it will be worth every penny. Happy anniversary!

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          burgeoningfoodie Sep 8, 2009 06:44 AM

          Second Bonne Soiree. To add to what mdcraig mentioned, unlike a lot of good establishments in the area, this one you can actually hear the other person when they are talking to you.

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            superk73 Sep 8, 2009 08:19 AM

            3rd Bonne Soiree, have been there twice, and it was great.

            I like Il Palio, but it just doesn't compare (for me).

            I also might suggest Lantern...but it is much noisier space, not as intimate.

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              mikeh Sep 8, 2009 09:01 AM

              Ladies and gentlemen, I just noticed that the OP asked this question over FOUR YEARS AGO. Why did someone bump this thread?

              In any case, I 4th Bonne Soiree.

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