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chmhmd Oct 7, 2009 09:38 AM

I have been beating myself up about this for a few days, so I just decided to ask. This weekend my parents (ages in mid 60's) are coming to town. They are from a small town with very limited food choices and are generally "country folk." I was wondering about suggestions for a nice upscale but "accessible" dinner. I am trying to avoid the typical steak dinner or chain food. I was thinking Margot Cafe simply because I love it and the menu (hey I gotta eat too), and although upscale, is not too extravagant. I would welcome any other suggestions.

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  1. jamiecarroll RE: chmhmd Oct 7, 2009 10:36 AM

    I think Margot sounds like a great idea.

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      Cameraman RE: jamiecarroll Oct 7, 2009 07:13 PM

      Or you could go iconic and take them to the Loveless.

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      nm1 RE: chmhmd Oct 8, 2009 07:27 AM

      Watermark would give them an upscale version of a cuisine they already like.

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        pete k RE: nm1 Oct 8, 2009 10:24 AM

        Standard at the Smith House

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        MsAC RE: chmhmd Oct 8, 2009 10:26 AM

        Margot might be good, given your parameters. I love the idea of Capitol Grille for special occasions, but it might be too fancy? What about Germantown Cafe? Midtown Cafe? I've been wanting to go to the Standard, too, but I don't know if it is reccomendable, but it might be worth investigating?

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          chmhmd RE: chmhmd Oct 18, 2009 09:23 PM

          I just wanted to thank everyone for their help. I ended up at Margot, kinda what I was expecting to do. I just wanted to give yet another great review, but I have an even more important point. I love Margot for lots of other reasons. We arrived on time for our reservations, but needed to wait for about 30 minutes for the party at our table to leave. We grabbed some wine at the bar and the maitre d' realized we were waiting. We were given an app and thanked for our patience. When we were seated, we were again thanked and immediately brought some more apps, complimentary! We ordered and had our wonderful meal. When it was time for the check, again we are thanked for our patience and to my surprise we received our entire meal complimentary! This is why Margot remains the best restaurant in Nashville year after year! I can't thank them enough.

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