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popover Oct 17, 2006 08:36 PM

Mom & dad are coming from Ottawa for their 40th wedding anniversary. I was thinking of Rosewater... Anyone been there lately, or can suggest an alternative
Thanks in advance!

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    erly RE: popover Oct 17, 2006 09:12 PM

    Being a senior, I like a quiet atmospere, and good service.
    Of course fine food as well.
    Blasting music a loud buzz and overly friendly staff is a definite no.
    Chaido is just one suggestion, as it is relaxed and the staff make you feel "important".
    Love the place, and the choice of fresh whole fish.

    1. TheGloaming RE: popover Oct 18, 2006 04:48 AM

      No! Not the Rosewater! Too loud, faux-luxe in a corporate restaurant kind of way, etc. Take your parents somewhere more quiet and dignified. Scaramouche is lovely, classic and classy, with a great view to boot.

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        ddelicious RE: popover Oct 18, 2006 01:13 PM

        North 44. Classy, quiet, good food.

        1. estufarian RE: popover Oct 18, 2006 03:27 PM

          Splendido without a doubt.
          Could support Scaramouche - but no way for Rosewater.

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            ddelicious RE: popover Oct 18, 2006 03:41 PM

            depends if they are into traditional food or if they prefer something a bit more adventurous. if your parents are like mine they would definitely not enjoy splendido at all.

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              ddelicious RE: popover Oct 18, 2006 03:42 PM

              i meant to say that if they are like mine and prefer a nice piece of fish or something "normal" then they type of menu splendido offers would not be their cup of tea.

              1. spaetzle RE: popover Oct 18, 2006 03:46 PM

                Coppi, Romagna Mia and Il Mulino might also fit the bill...if you think they would prefer upscale Italian over continental/contemporary cuisine.

                Celestin is another good option, if you think they would like French food with a nice atmosphere.

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