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psurpcv Jan 15, 2010 12:51 PM

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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    Buckethead RE: psurpcv Jan 15, 2010 12:58 PM

    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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      psurpcv RE: Buckethead Jan 15, 2010 01:25 PM

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

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        Boognish RE: psurpcv Jan 16, 2010 03:34 PM

        Two others to consider are Meme & Matyson.

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

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          Buckethead RE: Boognish Jan 16, 2010 06:47 PM

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

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            pat j RE: Boognish Jan 17, 2010 06:21 AM

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

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            JanR RE: psurpcv Jan 17, 2010 05:29 AM

            Little Fish - 6th & Catharine

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              Boognish RE: JanR Jan 17, 2010 07:58 AM

              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.

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            urbanfabric RE: Buckethead Jan 17, 2010 06:58 AM

            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).

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            jaba RE: psurpcv Jan 17, 2010 01:46 PM

            Kanella or Matyson would be my picks.

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              joluvscards RE: jaba Jan 17, 2010 02:34 PM

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

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              micreynolds RE: psurpcv Jan 18, 2010 09:46 AM

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

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