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Dec 4, 2006 06:56 PM

Dinner tonight - $30 per person range

A friend and I planned to go to Siegfried tonight, but they're fully booked.

Can someone recommend an alternate restaurant that would match the price we were ready to pay before alcohool, tax and tip and that would be nice (no specific cuisine in mind, although we've had a lot of Chinese, Japanese and Korean lately and would prefer something else).

I thought about Midi but they're closed for dinner on Monday, and I don't want to have to wait in line or be in an overly noisy environment.


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  1. Since your budget is $30 before alcohol, tax or tip you could go to Globe Bistro and order 6 tapas between the 2 of you.

    Here is the tapas menu:

    My wife and I were there on Nov 26, and ordered 5 appetizers and split a main and desert, just so we could try as many items as possible. The food was great, I keep thinking of a reason to go back soon.

    6 Replies
    1. re: foodyDudey

      were one of the tapas you ordered the "corny doggy things"? Im trying to imagine exactly what these are...

      1. re: hungryabbey

        No, I didn't order that. I ordered from the appetizers menu.

        Here is what we had:

        1) 1 daily soup each. (We ordered the wild mushroom consomme but somehow got the butternut squash soup and decided to try it instead of sending it back)

        We split the following:

        2) Roasted heirloom beet salad

        3) Atlantic Malpeque oysters

        4) Foie gras

        5) Berkshire pork belly and scallops

        6) Butter poached Yarmouth lobster (entree)

        7) Shoo-fly cake

        We also each ordered a cappucinno. The bill was around $125 before tax and tip.

        I called today to check if they have the liquor licence yet, the inspector was over today so they hope to have it later this week.

        I'm going to talk my wife into going over for dinner again today. Either that or I have to start cooking dinner now...

        1. re: foodyDudey

          haha , well let us know what you try this time!! Im going on the 17th and want to know all the best things to try out. That beet salad sounds wonderful for sure

          1. re: hungryabbey

            The roasted beets are tasty, but a VERY small portion, unless they've made an adjustment.

            1. re: estragon

              I agree. It should not be called a "salad" on the menu. I was expecting a bigger serving than that. (the complete "salad" is about the size of 3 small scallops)

              1. re: foodyDudey

                oh really.. hm, thats probably not going to get its way around to 4 people very well then.. haha oh well

    2. have you tried quince yet? You could get by with your $$ restriction there-

      1. I love La Palette. I've never had a bad meal there. The price would be about $30 range.

        1. Le Petit Dejeuner (byo wine) or Batifole - neither would let you down and both run about $30/head without tax or wine.

          1. UPDATE - we ended up going to Beerbistro - and both loved it!

            He had the salmon dish, with israeli couscous and lentils, and I had the mussels brussels. We shared an order of french fries. With a beer each, the bill came to $60, including tax and tip.

            Thanks for all your suggestions - now I feel like I must try Globe Bistro!