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jarnac, north square, or landmarc for birthday dinner?

poutinelover Dec 8, 2006 04:58 AM

hi chowhounders,
my boyfriend is requesting french or new american for his birthday dinner. we're in our early 30's and are seeking good food, laid back atmosphere, and reasonable prices-entree's between the mid to upper 20's range. jarnac, north square, and landmarc are a few places i'm considering-never been to any of them and would greatly appreciate some feedback and hear of dining experiences there. i'm also open to other restaurant suggestions. thanks so much!

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    Lucia RE: poutinelover Dec 8, 2006 02:53 PM

    Of the 3, Landmarc. I thought Jarnac was mediocre. I've never been to North Square, but I haven't heard anything good about the food there, so I've never really wanted to make the effort. Landmarc doesn't take reservations, if that's a consideration. I'd also recommend Red Cat and Artisanal for the occasion.

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      Deb Van D RE: Lucia Dec 8, 2006 03:09 PM

      It has never taken anything like an effort to get me to North Square. A cozy, appealing place with decent prices and first rate food, I have taken friends there on several occasions and it is always a success. The crab and lobster cakes are terrific and there is a grilled sausage plate for two that is really fine. While one friend was very happy with his grilled tuna, I think the porcini dusted halibut is one of my favorite dishes anywhere.

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        poutinelover RE: Lucia Dec 8, 2006 08:50 PM

        thanks for your feedback, lucia. how long of a wait do you think it would be on a saturday night for landmarc?

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          Lucia RE: poutinelover Dec 8, 2006 09:05 PM

          I've only been for lunch, so I can't say.

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        nychowgirl RE: poutinelover Dec 11, 2006 03:56 PM

        Can't speak for the other two, but I've really enjoyed North Square on the 2 occasions I've been there.

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          poutinelover RE: poutinelover Dec 12, 2006 02:40 AM

          thanks for your feedback! how would you describe the atmosphere there, and also would you be happy if someone brought you there for your birthday? any recommended dishes?

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