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Jan 15, 2010 12:51 PM

Looking for Good BYOB

I would like to surprise my wife with a nice dinner out at a good BYOB. She is the usual planner of the two of us and I would like to take care of everything this time. Preferably center city but that is not a requirement. We have been to Couchon (twice) and to Marigold (about two years ago under its most recent past incarnation). We both like good food and we are not picky about the type. (Babe if you are reading this post please ignore or give me some really unsubtle hints :) )

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  1. When? My recs (irrespective of tough reservations, when they are closed, etc.) would be Kanella, Bibou, Koo Zee Doo, and Fond (though Fond isn't in quite the same league as the others). Maybe Modo Mio as well if you don't mind a little noise and tight quarters.

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    1. re: Buckethead

      Thanks, we went to Modo Mio for her birthday and enjoyed it despite the cramped conditions.

      1. re: psurpcv

        Two others to consider are Meme & Matyson.

        We love Bibou though. I second that recommendation. Haven't been to the others Buckethead speaks of.

        1. re: Boognish

          I just learned that Bibou is going to be closed for vacation for 2 weeks, starting Monday.

          1. re: Boognish

            Meme is not a byob, except, I think, on Wed. nights.

          2. re: psurpcv

            Little Fish - 6th & Catharine

            1. re: JanR

              D'oh! You're right. I don't know why I was thinking it still was. FWIW, I think their wines are well-priced without the 300% mark up that plagues so many restaurants.

              I'm glad to hear Charlotte and Pierre are taking a break. They deserve it.

          3. re: Buckethead

            I would second Kanella. I've been a handful of times now and it's always wonderful.

            I loved Bibou, but it can be tough to get in there (being on Open Table helps, though).

          4. Kanella or Matyson would be my picks.

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            1. re: jaba

              Meme on a Wed, Matyson (lobster tasting this week) or Caffe Casta Diva.

            2. I went to Audrey Claire this past Saturday night and it was fantastic! Never had a bad meal there, always great.