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Restaurant Gift for residents of Glastonbury, CT

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My husband and I just visited friends in Glastonbury and would like to repay their hospitality with a gift certificate to a nice restaurant. They are adventuresome eaters (they're expats - Middle East, Europe and Asia) and don't mind driving for great cuisine and atmosphere. We'll probably spend $100-150. All suggestions would be appreciated.

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    1. If your friends don't mind driving and appreciate great food and atmosphere, my top two picks in Connecticut are:

      Brasserie Pip, Ivoryton:
      http://brasseriepip.com/
      reviews:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/634476

      Sharpe Hill Vineyard, Pomfret:
      http://www.sharpehill.com/restaurant/
      reviews:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/653123

      EDIT: Know what? Please add Luce in Middletown to my list. It's definitely of the same quality as the other two restaurants I named, and--for me (and your friends)--more local. :
      )Luce, Middletown:
      http://www.lucect.com/main.html
      reviews:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/564307

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      1. re: kattyeyes

        Thanks very much - I think I will go with Luce since it's so close and I know they've been to J Gilbert.

        1. re: melcarr

          I was going to suggest a gift card to one nof the Max restaurants. Max Fish and Max Amore are both in town and are very good. Another great place is 2 Hopewell in South Glastonbury. It is excellent. Jay