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Wifey birthday dinner

DukeFan Feb 4, 2012 07:27 PM

Looking for options for wifey's birthday dinner. Looking for a very nice, classically prepared meal with excellent service. Opten to any cuisine except asian

La Belle Vie is at the top of the list , any other recs?

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  1. mtullius RE: DukeFan Feb 5, 2012 05:58 AM

    Is there some reason you don't want to go to LBV? For what you've described, it seems like the best fit. But if you're looking to branch out a bit, Vincent can be very nice.... and if you mention the occasion, they may do a little something special.

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      Haricotsv2 RE: DukeFan Feb 5, 2012 06:02 PM

      Meritage in St. Paul. As I've always said, if it were a little less clean and allowed dogs, I'd think I was in Paris!

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        dalewest RE: DukeFan Feb 5, 2012 06:30 PM

        I am not sure if "classically prepared meal" has special meaning for you, but in addition to the great suggestions of Vincents and Meritage, I would add Restaurant Alma in SE Minneapolis. Great food and service. If the weather is nice it is easy to take stroll on the stone arch bridge before or after dining.

        My wife and I ate LBV in the old Stillwater location a couple of time and really liked it. We had dinner once at the new space by Minneapolis. The food was great. Service was great. However, we found the feel the main dining room to be a bit cold. It was a fairly quiet night in the summer so maybe that has something to do with it. I have seen some people recommend the lounge of LBV as being more cozy.

        Restaurant Alma
        528 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

        Vincent A Restaurant
        1100 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403

        410 Saint Peter St, Saint Paul, MN 55102

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          semanticantics RE: dalewest Feb 5, 2012 06:56 PM

          Alma is in Dinky Town.

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            ibew292 RE: dalewest Feb 5, 2012 07:19 PM

            The Bar area is wonderful at LBV.

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