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Near the Don?

wellfedred Jan 14, 2009 06:19 AM

We will be spending a much needed night away from the baby at the Don. Their restaurant is probably more formal than we are looking for so looking for dinner suggestions (is a Monday night though). We like wine, tapas or interesting apps, fresh seafood, kind of romantic but not over the top. Just a nice little spot to enjoy some quiet time....hopefully a walk or a short drive away.

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    bcodom RE: wellfedred Jan 14, 2009 09:35 AM

    Check out two restaurants a short drive south of the Don -- Sea Critter's right on the water; make sure you get a table on the dock, and The Black Palm (http://www.blackpalmrestaurant.com/) which is in the village area of Pass-a-grille. Walk the beach afterwards....

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      wellfedred RE: bcodom Jan 14, 2009 01:33 PM

      Black Palm...i remember chowhounders had told us of that in the past but little one always gets sick when we go to the in-laws so we have yet to make it on our night away....we'll definitely try 1 of those thanks!

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      rothdan RE: wellfedred Jan 15, 2009 05:28 AM

      2 nice restaurants very close is Snappers and Mad Fish, moderate prices mid 20's Plenty of options close to the Don. Enjoy the great beach and area

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        joan RE: wellfedred Jan 15, 2009 06:45 AM

        Not sure if you know this, but the Don has a "midprice" restaurant called the Sea Porch, on the ground floor, I haven't been in awhile, but always loved their food and the ambience of being right next to the sand.

        Have a great time!

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          wellfedred RE: wellfedred Jan 22, 2009 02:17 PM

          Thanks all...We ended up having a few drinks at sunset at the poolside bar at the Don-beautiful but of course expensive drinks and then ate at Cafe Luna and loved it. I had the crab & snapper piccata...a wonderful dish & the tomato bisque--yum yum. My husband had a steak that was good-not great. We had breakfast at the Frog Pond on the way out the next morning....good & huge portions. Friendly spot.

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