Help!!! My Darien dad needs a romantic restaurant to take Mom for their 40th wedding anniversary!!!!
He should have researched this earlier and is going to be in BIG trouble if he doesn't come up with something good. To complicate matters, their anniversary is on Monday (Memorial Day). He's willing to travel up to 45 minutes from Darien, right now the frontrunner is Bernard's. Dad is going to check out Colline Verte this afternoon, has had bad experiences at The Homestead and Le Cremillere. Has anyone been to Dressing Room (the Paul Newman restaurant in Westport) or National "something" (also in Westport, we don't know the name)? There is no budget, just wants really romantic so he can wow Mom. While all you CHounds are working on this assignment I will be doing my part to find him a gift... Thanks in advance! N
Here's the update: not unexpectedly, every place I called was closed for Memorial Day except La Panetiere in Rye. The person who took the reservation was wonderful and the menu looks very nice. He said he would take good care of my parents, and we (me, sister, and gramma) will be sending them a bottle of champagne. P.S. Dad still hasn't chosen a gift...
Has Dad considered a dinner cruise? I don't know if World Yacht has access at a Connecticut port but it is romantic, the dinner is pretty decent and there is music and dancing...all while you float around the Hudson or possibly Long Island Sound. Check out cruises in his area.
I think you're talking about the Inn at National Hall in Westport. It's a BEAUTIFUL hotel, but I have never heard anything about the restaurant there.
Bernard's is a good choice though and I've heard the food is outstanding. Some more food for thought:
Schoolhouse at Cannondale