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Blackfish or Modo Mio?

nckrsz Jul 6, 2011 11:32 AM

Hi Chowhounds,

Unbenownst to each other, my boyfriend and I each made a reservation for our anniversary dinner this Friday - him at Blackfish and me at Modo Mio.

Which restaurant should we choose? We have not been to either.

Thanks in advance for any insight!

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    RocketJSquirrel RE: nckrsz Jul 6, 2011 11:35 AM

    Much as I love Modo Mio, for a special meal I would definitely go to Blackfish.

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      Buckethead RE: nckrsz Jul 6, 2011 11:48 AM

      They're both very good, very far apart though! I'd go to whichever is closest, unless you will be bothered by the (very cramped, loud) atmosphere at Modo Mio, in which case I'd go to Blackfish, it's quieter (though still cramped).

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        alonna Smith RE: nckrsz Jul 6, 2011 12:02 PM

        I love both. If money is any consideration, Blackfish probably could be close to double Modo Mio.

        1. crazyspice RE: nckrsz Jul 6, 2011 12:44 PM

          We love Blackfish! In all fairness, we have not been to Modo Mio. It is on our list though.

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            knappy123 RE: crazyspice Jul 6, 2011 08:12 PM

            both great neighborhood spots but Blackfish is significantly better IMO. I've been there many times (modo mio -- only 2X) and I am never disappointed. The food is awesome. +1 for your boyfriend.

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              nckrsz RE: knappy123 Jul 7, 2011 03:39 AM

              We decided to go with Blackfish - more of an occasion destination (maybe for a proposal...? fingers crossed haha) . Modo Mio remains at the top of my list, however. Thanks all!

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            mlane RE: nckrsz Jul 8, 2011 06:31 PM

            I was at Modo Mio two months ago. Extremely Salt-forward and kinda sloppy. Had good experiences before. Blackfish is a little more refined, on the whole.

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