My SO and I are celebrating our anniversary and I want to go out for a special dinner. I am vegetarian and he is adamantly omnivorous; any suggestions for a romantic place that will suit us both? I am a grad student, so it would help if it is not ultra-expensive, but it is a special occasion so I can handle some splurging. Thanks!
The tasting menus at Zoot: One veg one not--might be out of the price range, but they are both extraordinary dinners.
For cheap: Go to Artz Rib House: He gets whatever meat he wants, and you get the Grilled Veggie plate--the veggies are terrific.
We recently had a great semi-veggie birthday dinner at La Traviata. I'm not strict veggie - so I didn't inquire if our dishes were made with chicken broth for example, but we both had non-meat dishes that were quite tasty. Hubby had butternut squash gnocci and I had risotto with parmesan and truffle oil. I thought the gnocci was a bit soft in texture, but the taste was excellent. The risotto was smooth, and done just to my liking....Add in a salad and dessert (no wine) and our meal was quite reasonably priced I thought.
My husband & I are the same - I'm a veg and he's not. Places we've both enjoyed: Chez Nous (although I may have broken down and had fish here - I can't remember), Wink (we went there for an anniversary and they printed out special, personalized menus - perhaps a little cheesy, but a nice touch just the same), Mansion at Judge's Hill (went there for a special xmas dinner and we were both very happy with it), Jeffrey's. I've wanted to try Starlite - their menu looks good for both of us. Happy anniversary and good luck finding just the right place.