Forbidden City Bistro in Middletown, CT
As a resident of Middletown, I can speak to most of the Middletown restaurants. Forbidden City is a great addition to our city filling the upscale Asian void in the city. As for a date, I would say yes although on the weekends it can get busy and somewhat loud. The dress code is the same as most restaurants, as dressy as you want, but a nice pair of jeans and a button down will also do. The food is very inventive and modern, check their website.
Dan, I am interested in hearing about it too. I have asked at work and was told it was very upscale. Apparently known for their martini menu, and most specifically their pomegranate martini. Food is supposed to be very good and not at all like the greasy take out on every corner of downtown Middletown.