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Feb 18, 2010 04:58 PM

Help with Restaurant Choice for Dinner with Mom

My mom's coming into town tomorrow night, but she doesn't know I know ("surprise" bridal shower). I'm going to turn the supriser into the surprisee, so I can't ask her what she wants to do for dinner. Any suggestions? Here are the details:

Mom grew up going to places like 21 Club, so she likes fine cuisine, but A) she's a semi-reformed hippie who retired to Colorado, and B) she doesn't know I'm going to take her out to dinner, so she might not have much but jeans with her.

I'd like somewhere memorable that won't make Mom uncomfortable given her state of mind and likely casual attire. I was thinking Balthazar, but... I don't know... Any suggestions? Thank you!

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