$250 dollars to spend
I'm curious as to where hounds would go if they were given $250(including booze, tax, and tip) to spend at one restaurant. I'm guessing O-Ya will be a common response.
I think I would do the Lunch Degustation with wine pairings at L'Espalier.
I think I'd go 10 times with a bunch of hounds to New Shanghai, just to make it through the whole menu.
But if it had to be ONE meal, I'd like to go back to Uni to see how the tasting menu is holding up.
You won't get very far at O-Ya with $250 unless you are going alone.
I might have a grand old time at Toro sampling a bunch of different things.
The Whim, Sunday night at 9 at Craigie could be fun, and there would be room left in your budget for a decent bottle of vino, although their wine list is a bit overpriced.
Rendezvous never fails to please either (they have a great Sunday pre-fixe for $40) and there are some great values on their list.
I guess my thesis statement is; go all out at a mid-range type of place rather than trying to pinch pennies at an expensive place, it will probably be more fun.