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Oct 8, 2008 02:15 PM

Range, Spruce, Orson or?

I'm planning a birthday dinner (for me) with my mom and sister, and so far the above places are the places in consideration. I'd like someplace that is fun and relaxed, with great food, and good wine/cocktails, and somewhere I haven't yet been. Any opinions on the above (has anyone been to Orson lately?). I thought about Nopa, but was a little worried that it would be too loud to hear ourselves talk, am I right about that? Places that I like: Zuni, La Ciccia, Pizzaiolo, Dopo, Wood Tavern, A16, Aziza, Bar Tartine, etc. I'd love any feedback!

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    1. Range. I've never been disappointed there food-wise and they have great cocktails...

      1. I would skip Spruce. We ate there last week. Average service and average food for a huge price. It wasn't bad, it just was not any better than lots of less expensive places. And they don't have such attitude.

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          1. Went to Orson last night for their special Whiskey & Pig dinner. I've been there twice now and loved it both times. Very cool atmosphere, innovative cocktails (good but I prefer a single malt, neat), and spectacular food. Worst dish I've had there was Skate, but I normally don't eat fish at all and I still finished it off...