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Dinner tonight - $30 per person range

pâté chinois Dec 4, 2006 06:56 PM

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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    pâté chinois Dec 6, 2006 02:23 PM

    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!

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      Bigtigger Dec 4, 2006 10:49 PM

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

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        merlot143 Dec 4, 2006 09:43 PM

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

        1. nummanumma Dec 4, 2006 08:50 PM

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

          1. foodyDudey Dec 4, 2006 08:36 PM

            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: http://www.globebistro.com/GLOBE_Fall...

            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.

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            1. re: foodyDudey
              hungryabbey Dec 4, 2006 08:45 PM

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

              1. re: hungryabbey
                foodyDudey Dec 4, 2006 09:38 PM

                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
                  hungryabbey Dec 4, 2006 09:44 PM

                  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
                    estragon Dec 6, 2006 03:54 AM

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

                    1. re: estragon
                      foodyDudey Dec 6, 2006 04:22 AM

                      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
                        hungryabbey Dec 6, 2006 11:27 AM

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

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