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Need help for tonight (birthday dinner) - Raleigh

Hi all! So sorry for lateness of posting, but I am trying to find a classy restaurant tonight for a birthday dinner.

Here are the requirements:

*One person wants steak - the other is vegetarian

*We live inside the beltline (but aren't opposed to traveling too far if there is a stellar recommendation)

*Have eaten at Mo's Diner, 18 Seaboard, and Fraziers recently, so would prefer other recommendations

Would love any recommendations..... Thanks a million!

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    1. re: RaleighHound

      Not unless you don't like the celebrant. Seriously, if you're happy with Mo's, 18 Seaboard, and Frazier's, Irregardless is not in the same class at all. I know from your previous posts, Tehama, that you know the local dining scene pretty well. Most good restaurants around here have both steak and veggie options. It may just be a matter of what you're in the mood for tonight.

      The first place that comes to mind for me is the Federal in Durham. It most certainly is not classy but I know they usually have both steak and veg options that are interesting, well prepared, and well priced.
      Have you considered Savoy in N. Raleigh? I haven't been yet but have heard good things about it and it fits the bill for classy. If your vegetarian accepts fish the menu looks pretty good.
      http://www.restaurantsavoy.com/

    2. How about Bloomsbury Bistro? I believe that they are running a three course fixed price meal for only $50 per couple through August. I recently had a great meal here. I'm sure that they'll have a steak option, and I remember a few veggie appetizer and entree options, although you might want to check the menu first as they switch it up from time to time.

      1. I agree with Irregardless, or how about Thai? Shaba Shabu in Raleigh would satisfy both meat and veggie lovers. Lotus Leaf in Cary is also one of my favorites: the vegetarian should try the faux duck!

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        1. re: veganturtle

          The strip steak at Watt's Grocery in Durham is incredible. It's really a steak lover's dream. There's a nice char on the outside and tender meat on the inside. We've been there once every couple of months over the past year and a half and the steak has been consistently outstandling. They have great fries as well. They have a solid veg plate as well.

          The steak is well worth a drive across the Triangle. It's that good.

        2. Sitti doesn't have an actual steak, but they do have charred meat on the menu and a vegetarian should be in heaven. As a plus it is inside the beltline.

          http://www.sitti-raleigh.com/

          1. Vinnie's on Six Forks. Great steaks, good pasta, eggplant parm is good, salads and apps. My wife is vegatarian and she always has good selections.

            Nice ole skool vibe for special occasions