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New Years Dinner Rec's in Portland?

uncle rico Dec 4, 2007 11:52 AM

Just dined at Caiola's for the first time this past Saturday and was blown away. I'm leaning towards going back for New Years but I don't want to limit myself. That being said, italian food would have to be left off the list of potential choices. I would also rule out the usual suspects on Fore St, 555, Cinque Terre etc. Any suggestions beyond that for a great dining experience? Any decent restaurants for a good steak or should I stick with Caiola's again. I'd like to keep the entree prices somewhere in the $15-$25 range but its not a major concern.

Thanks Fellow Hounds!

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    sciencediet Dec 4, 2007 12:44 PM

    I don't know if they're doing anything special, but for general festive atmosphere and great food, I'd go to Local 188.

    1. uncle rico Dec 4, 2007 12:19 PM

      Thanks Bunnyfood!

      Anybody have feedback on David's??

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      1. re: uncle rico
        CandyGirl13 Dec 6, 2007 08:24 AM

        I've eaten at David's a number of times (both lunch and dinner) and always had a great meal. They serve a set menu that always pleases a wide range of tastes. Their menu is organized between Simply Prepared and Creatively Prepared, which we've found works well for all types of eaters.

      2. Bunnyfood Dec 4, 2007 12:05 PM

        If it ain't broke...Caiola's is always solid...
        Good for big groups or the small budget:
        Whenever I go with friends on NYE for dinner, I try to keep cost in mind( we like to spurlge on nice bubbles for the midnight toast.)Pepperclub offers a 3(or is it four???) course meal for veg and meat eaters alike- $25. Dinner is good, lively, casual, atmosphere and not too expensive.

        Otherwise, when it's just me and mine, we do Hugo's(chef's tasting menu) or 555.

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