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stvo Aug 9, 2006 08:10 PM

looking for that level of food at those prices (65-70 p.p.) to celebrate anniersary. doesn't have to be Italian.

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    erikka Aug 9, 2006 09:07 PM

    Alto is run by the guy who used to cook at l'impero--you might want to check them out.

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      RGR Aug 13, 2006 09:30 PM

      To be accurate, Alto's chef, Scott Conant, is still in charge of the kitchen at L'Impero. Also, Alto is much more expensive. All the menus are prix-fixes, with the least expensive being 3 courses for $65. Thus, depending on what one drinks, the cost could be near $100pp.

      http://www.altorestaurant.com

      Hearth is doable for $65-70pp (again, depending on what one drinks). I do think the ambiance at L'Impero is way nicer. But Hearth is pleasant, the food's excellent, and service is first rate.

      http://www.restauranthearth.com

      We recently had a wonderful dinner at Pampano. Definitely not some average taco joint, this fish-oriented Mexican restaurant has very creative, delicious cuisine; friendly, efficient service; and very nice ambiance. Prices would fit the budget.

      http://www.modernmexican.com/pampano/...

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