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30th B-Day in Salt Lake City

monse Feb 3, 2009 04:24 PM

My 30th B-Day is coming up and I'll be spending a week in Salt Lake City.
Since I've never been there, I need help picking a place to spent my birthday.
Thank you in advance...

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  1. enbell RE: monse Feb 3, 2009 04:41 PM

    Hi there. What kind of food do you like? With whom will yo ube dining? What is your price range? Where will you be staying, and will you have a car?

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      monse RE: enbell Feb 9, 2009 10:32 AM

      Hi! Thanks for your response.
      I like Asian, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean cuisines... but if there's somenthing really good not in that category I'm open to try, I love food. It's gonna be me and my boyfriend and another couple dinning with us. I think $70 per person is the price range. And yes, we have a car. We are staying in South Jordan...
      Another thing that I forgot to add, and a very important one, one of our guest is on a wheelchair, so the restaurant has to be handicap accesible. I know that most of the restaurants are, but sometimes the tables are to close together, of the bathrooms are to small...
      Thanks in advance.

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        enbell RE: monse Feb 15, 2009 12:10 PM

        Hi monse, happy birthday! I hope I'm not too late :) I just posted and it went into the abyss of cyberspace :( I'm a bit miffed, so round two will just hit on the major points.

        You're in South Jordan, so you could drive a bit up Cottonwood Canyon if you would like to also se some beautiful scenery. If you do, Mikado (at the base) or Porcupine Grill (up the canyon) are good.

        For Mediterranean, definitely Mazza
        Asian Takashi or Mikado. Indochine was also good, but I haven't heard anything on it lately, maybe someone can chime in on whether it's still up and running, and good.
        I also think Tin Angel Cafe is worth a visit.
        As for stellar Italian, I'm stumped.
        Don't forget to check out Stuart's blog: http://www.gastronomicslc.com

        18 West Market St., Salt Lake City, UT 84101

        Tin Angel
        365 W 400 S Salt Lake, City, UT

        Porcupine Pub & Grille
        3698 Fort Union Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT 84121

        Mikado at Cottonwood
        6572 S Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84121

        Indochine Vietnamese Bistro
        230 S 1300 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102

        Mazza Middle Eastern Cuisine
        912 E 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84105

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          enbell RE: enbell Feb 18, 2009 08:03 AM

          Sounds like this should not be missed either!

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            enbell RE: enbell Feb 18, 2009 08:12 AM


            The Wild Grape Bistro - duplicate
            Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City, UT

    2. kattyeyes RE: monse Feb 3, 2009 04:59 PM

      After working remotely with folks in SLC for years, I finally had the chance to fly out and meet some of my good friends back in '05. At the time, this restaurant was newish (there was no Web site), but I see there is one now. I highly recommend Faustina for a milestone birthday. Take a look at the menu and see if you don't agree. ;) I had something with huckleberry sauce. It was essentially a girls' night out for us and everyone enjoyed the chow immensely. Happy 30th in advance!

      454 East 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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        kattyeyes RE: kattyeyes Feb 3, 2009 05:05 PM

        Oops, here's the link:

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          monse RE: kattyeyes Feb 9, 2009 10:34 AM

          Thank you very much for the suggestion! I'll check their web page.

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          SheriffL RE: monse Feb 3, 2009 07:45 PM

          As other posters have suggested, your budget, mobility, and tastes will affect our recommendations. Nevertheless, I would suggest you consider:

          1) Takashi (marvelous sushi and new Asian cuisine)
          2) Martine (Mediterranean food with a great selection of tapa)
          3) Paris Bistro (classic French bistro fare)

          All of these restaurants are within 5 miles of downtown SLC, although a car would be required to reach some of them.

          Happy birthday!

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            monse RE: SheriffL Feb 9, 2009 10:41 AM

            Thank you for the suggestions! The Paris Bistro looks so cute, and the menu looks awesome...

          2. mrbigshotno.1 RE: monse Feb 5, 2009 01:59 PM

            I understand the bars are wonderful!

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