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Anniversary Dinner in Hartford Area

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It's This Saturday so getting reservations might be tight. Here is the scenario. I am a Hot Dog Lover. Don't let that fool you, though. My tastes are all over the place, so I'm up to something new and different. My wife, however, doesn't mind upscale but is NOT a chowhound. ON20 would be to "foo foo" for her tastes. I don't want to break the bank, but I am not cheap either. Her tastes are usually very simple. Steak, Plain Fish, Lobster. She surprises me sometimes because she also likes Paella and Sushi. I suggested Feng, but she thinks it may be too gourmet and expensive for her. I need other suggestions. I was thinking Sauce (Glastonbury), Flemings (WH Center) and one person swore by some place in Rocky Hill called Asahi, but I don't know if it is an "anniversary" setting. I had one extremely suuceesful dinner with her at Burton's (South Windsor). We've been back there twice. I'd go again and recomend that to anyone, but she wants something new and different. Hopefully that gives you enough on what I'm looking for. Thanks for your help!

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  1. if she likes steak, fish, lobster, paella and sushi.... she will like Feng... it's no more $$ than any other anniversary quality dinner...and probably less than Flemings... and there's always Max Downtown... and they validate parking in the garage...

    1. You could try Mill on the River, in South Windsor. or Adams Mill in Manchester, or the Nutmeg in East Windsor, on Rt. 5 . Good luck. Earle Ct.

      1. Its a bit late in the game and I'm sure you have already made your choice, but Costa del Sol would fit the bill. Its reasonably priced, and usually can accomodate a last minute reservation on Saturday (well, maybe not this late). They have Paella covered (not a fan myself), but I love their mariscada in salsa verde.

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        1. re: jkuhlen

          Thanks for the suggestions folks. We narrowed it down to Feng, Costa del Sol and Sauce. She didn't want the city this time (though we have been to just about everything in Hartford). We are both Mike Kelly fans and tried Sauce. It fit the bill perfectly. Though higher end, price-wise, we were impressed. A little tight spaced and loud, but service was impeccable. With the exception of grilled asparagus, the entire meal was unique, executed perfectly and a culinary orgasm. Thanks again fellow hounds!