Whats the best fancy place to eat in Tupelo, MS?
How fancy do you want? We just had a great meal at Harvey's, which has a Houston's, J Alexander interior and really fine fish, steaks, mesquite-grilled items and a decent or at least acceptable, if not superb, wine list. Our server was outstanding, and we found the prices pleasantly surprising (coming from Nashville, where prices have crept up and up over the last couple of years). I'ts on North Gloster.
i know this is way late, but Park Heights is great. very upscale for tupelo.
Harvey's, the fair park grill and park heights are all owned by the same company called eat with us. and it goes in that order of being nice. park heights being the best.
There is a new place called La Famiglia which is great. They are still getting all the kinks worked from being the new kid on the block but the food is to die for.
Have you eaten at The Bistro on Main? It's downtown and in an alley between Spring and Broadway. I like all the other restaurants previously mentioned, but the Bistro is the way to go if you want to impress your someone special in Tupelo. And, if you are craving something (shrimp ceviche, scallops, etc.) call ahead and the chef/owner will make it for you. The price is a little more than the average Tupelo ticket, but you can't beat the food, atmosphere and customer service.
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