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Jun 6, 2011 08:04 PM

Birthday Dinner - XIV or Providence?

So my girlfriend bought this deal on one of those deal websites that basically allows 2 people a 6-course tasting menu at XIV for about half off (a $190 value for $95). We thought it would be excellent to use for our birthday dinner on Thursday (our birthdays are mere days apart). But in the last week, we heard that Providence is offering their usual $95 5 course menu for $70. The only thing is, we went there last year for our birthdays, but it seems like too good of a deal to pass up (or isn't it?). We have until July 26th to use the XIV deal we bought, and I guess until June 30th to take up the Providence deal. What would all of you chowhounders do in our position? Thanks!

8117 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

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  1. are you looking for fun, quality of food, or exactly what for the birthday?
    Providence is hardly the definition of fun, yet has quality food, while the reverse is more appropriate to XIV, if you need a fast synopsis.
    Obviously price would not appear to be the issue.
    Key question - was last year's birthday experience worthy of a re-run?!

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    1. re: carter

      Listen to carter b/c he basically asks all the right questions.

      If bucktown answers those, he'll have his answer.