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mothers day dinner: canoe vs. celestin vs. nota bene?

goldendelicious Apr 27, 2009 03:45 PM

thoughts? i'm afraid that my mom is going to pass out once we get the bill at canoe, haha.

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    jrabbit2727 RE: goldendelicious Apr 27, 2009 05:21 PM

    Well...they are all pricey....but for my money I'd say Nota Bene. I've been there several time - including a major holiday (Valentine's Day) where they were innundated with diners - and the food and the service has been by far the best I've had in this city.

    The dishes are inventive without being over the top - I had probably the best octopus I've ever had...and the sumac dusted fish was TDF!!

    The service is attentive and professional without being clingy.

    And the space is gorgeous.

    Can't say enough.

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      Rabbit RE: jrabbit2727 Apr 27, 2009 06:18 PM

      Neither Canoe nor Nota Bene is not typically open on Sunday... that might solve your problem!

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        goldendelicious RE: Rabbit Apr 28, 2009 04:09 PM

        good thing i made reservations for saturday! :)

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          Rabbit RE: goldendelicious Apr 29, 2009 03:28 AM

          So does this mean you decided on Nota Bene... did Celestin get knocked out of the running?

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      tjr RE: goldendelicious Apr 27, 2009 06:17 PM

      I find the food at Canoe the best of the three, as well as the setting (and usually the service).

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