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May 11, 2008 06:01 PM

Dayton Business Dinner - opinions requested


I'm taking a couple of LA clients to dinner Tuesday evening after picking them up from the airport.... should be excellent food but a fairly casual atmosphere.

I'm considering a few places, all of which I've enjoyed in the past. Would like some other opinions. My choices are:

Rue Domaine
Wellington Grille
C'est Tout

Kind of steering away from Fleming's, just due to it being a chain and the most expensive of the bunch. Any opinions are greatly appreciated.

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  1. If you want to go to Rue Domaine, make sure you have reservations. From your list above, I'd probably choose C'est Tout, but that's because I far prefer their food to Wellington Grille, and it will be quieter than Rue Domaine (which can be fairly noisy, although if you get one of the booths by the bar, it's actually easier to talk than at one of the tables in the middle). Wellington Grille will probably be the quietest place, which may be important if you need to talk buisness. We live close to Wellington Grille and have been there probably 5 or 6 times, but I always leave thinking I've paid too much for the quality of the food, which I've generally found to be only so-so.

    Another consideration might be L'Auberge. We were there for Mother's Day yesterday and had an excellent meal ($39.95 prix fixe for appetizer, main, and dessert), and their wine list is large and reasonably priced. The atmosphere there would also be conducive to a business meal.

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    1. re: Niki in Dayton

      Thanks for the advice... I am leaning toward C'est Tout at the moment... if only because, if I remember correctly, L'Auberge has a dress code and I'm not sure if my guests will be wearing jeans (travelling all day) or more business attire.
      I've heard C'est Tout has a new menu... any comment on it?

      1. re: SVarney

        I often get the special at C'est Tout, which of course varies with the season and availability of ingredients. I surfed their "regular" menu and the only comment I can make on it is that I don't care for the sweet chili on the escargots! I prefer escargots with just garlic, butter, maybe a bit of white wine and parsley.