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Dinner for 2!! Help, French Gourmet

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sjcoelho Sep 17, 2007 11:29 AM

I have to give a little background so you can understand my dilemma, Its a special occasion, my girlfriend's birthday. Her father is a gourmet chef that has cooked all over the world so she enjoys culinary experiences, we have traveled and eaten all over the country and the world together and she always has 4 top restaurant picks that never cease to amaze me or send my taste buds into a tail spin of overwhelmed I can honestly say we always enjoyed the recommendations on our travels. So, I have a huge challenge in front of me. This is my 1st posting but I read the site weekly hoping maybe one day I'll be able to compete with my girlfriend, on picking a wonderful restaurant.
This is where you come in.
I am asking the city's best food critics for help and guidance in this journey.
So I was thinking some thing like Cafe Boulud, In Manhattan but having read a few reviews on this site I decided to create a post and see what the world best critics can help me come up with.
Price is not really important it is a very special occasion but i I'm not looking for a black tie type environment we are young professionals and just want a really amazing dinner for two a little romance would be nice, But it all comes down to the food the wine and the experience with us.
French is a plus but I am open to anything! I can't tell you how many recommendations we have pulled of this site from Portland to DC, and loved everyone!
Thank you for your time.

  1. MMRuth Sep 17, 2007 11:32 AM

    I've not yet posted my review from over a week ago, but I was very impressed - as I always am - by the cooking of Anita Lo at Annisa. Beautiful modern room, and incredible food, including soup dumplings served with foie gras, and brook trout, perfectly cooked, with trout roe.

    For very traditional French, I would recommend La Grenouille.

    Other favorites on this board (though, since this is Chowhound, there are always varying opinions) are Eleven Madison Park and Veritas.

    For the type of experience you are looking for, I'd go to Daniel rather than Cafe Boulud.

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