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Dec 27, 2006 05:46 PM

Pre-Parenting Restaurant Recs!

I'm going to have a baby in early May. My hubby and I decided as a holiday present to each other to go to at least one non-kid friendly nice restaurant a month before then. So that gives us four dinners at least. So, I'm looking for your recommendations for last hurrah restos or particular meals. Remember that I am not drinking, and am not supposed to eat much in the raw meat, unpasteurized cheese, or large mercury-laden fish realm. . . I eat most cuisines and tend to not be super fond of organ meat. Thanks!

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  1. Some that come immediately to my mind are Sorellina, Mistral, No. 9 Park, Davio's, Rendezvous, Hammersley's Bistro, Union, Prezza. For some less expensive: Franklin, Silvertone, Eastern Standard, Toro.

      1. You should go more often than once a month, whatever the cost. Trust me. =)

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        1. re: dukegirl

          I know, I feel like I'm asking about recommendations for my last supper, lol

        2. My best friend and his wife just had their first child (on Christmas Eve). He told me they wanted a gift certificate to a great restaurant for a Christmas present, and she added, "just make sure it has a REALLY long expiration date."

          I think you're smart getting in some good eats before the big day.

          1. A funny story when my husband and I did something similar. One night when I was showing A LOT we went to Blue Ginger. The hostess seated us in one of the banquets on the right next to another couple who were also clearly expecting. We laughed at the coincidence until a four top was filled next to us with, you guessed it, two couples, both of whom looked like they were ready to deliver at any moment! Suburban inevitability or gourmet discrimination who knows - but made for an amusing evening (except I'm sure for the poor waiter who had us all and who certainly didn't make alot given the lack of alcohol!).

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            1. re: tomaneng

              If you were all coincidently dining at the same time and your tables were all in a row the probable explanation is they needed all the tables to open around the same time so the tables could be put together for a large party later.
              As a waiter for many years I can tell you from first hand experience that seating is never based on appearance and always based on the need of the table for the next reservation or to balance seating between various servers stations.
              Best of luck with your new family!

              1. re: ypeopleeat

                Were that this was the case but the four top was seated almost an hour after we were. I doubt that it was discrminatory but it certainly was funny!