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This Year's Anniversary Lunch

ideas1 Jul 20, 2012 01:43 PM

Hi All -- I'm planning a very special Friday lunch with my husband, and am trying to figure out what best fits the bill:

-Great food with some buzz
-Location between Mid-town and Downtown
-Open for lunch
-Nice Atmosphere (doesn't have to be "romantic" but maybe not too grungy)
-$75 or under per person including one drink each

I'm considering:
Baco Mercat
Spice Table
Bottega Louie
Son of a Gun

In previous year's we've gone to Drago Centro, Lazy Ox and Rivera and had a great time, but would like to try something new.

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    Thor123 RE: ideas1 Jul 20, 2012 01:59 PM

    How about Chaya Downtown. Nix Baco for sure.

    1. perk RE: ideas1 Jul 21, 2012 08:50 PM

      I'd nix Bottega Louie if you had any intention of actually carrying on a conversation with your husband for your anniversary. Son of a Gun is fun....and very good....but casual. I think Spice Table is closing? How about WP24? I hear the view is great.

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        Porthos RE: perk Jul 21, 2012 09:01 PM

        Whaaaat?!! Any word on when this Metro rail thing will shut down Spice Table?

        On the OP's list I would easily pick Spice Table...even though I liked Son of a Gun more than Animal. Spice Table is best for dinner though.

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          JAB RE: Porthos Jul 22, 2012 02:13 PM

          I didn't realize that Spice Table would be effected. I thought that it was only Senor Taco.

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            JAB RE: JAB Jul 23, 2012 01:54 PM

            I meant Senor Fish.

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              Porthos RE: JAB Jul 23, 2012 03:06 PM

              I didn't know either until perk's post. I had to google it and it sounds like both are affected. No date though.

      2. westsidegal RE: ideas1 Jul 21, 2012 10:27 PM

        nix bottega louie.

        1. ipsedixit RE: ideas1 Jul 22, 2012 12:26 PM

          The setting at Towne is certainly befitting of an anniversary, but sadly the food falls just a tad short (not saying it's bad, just not something necessarily anniversary-worthy).

          This may sound a bit out of left field, but how about Water Grill?

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            ideas1 RE: ipsedixit Jul 23, 2012 10:27 AM

            I was thinking about Water Grill but always thought it was out of my range -- what's the atmosphere like?

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              wienermobile RE: ideas1 Jul 23, 2012 10:29 AM

              Just been remodeled. Very nice, not as stuffy as it used to be. Wonderful seafood and service. I love their iced shellfish platters, great to share. Very good true cod fish and chips too.

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                ipsedixit RE: ideas1 Jul 23, 2012 08:54 PM

                Atmo is very nice, updated and modern. Not stuffy at all.

            2. wienermobile RE: ideas1 Jul 22, 2012 12:38 PM

              I know Son of a Gun is very casual but I do love their food. Great place for sharing.

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