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This Year's Anniversary Lunch

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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
Towne
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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  1. How about Chaya Downtown. Nix Baco for sure.

    1. 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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      1. re: perk

        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.

        1. re: Porthos

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

          1. re: JAB

            I meant Senor Fish.

            1. re: JAB

              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. nix bottega louie.

        1. 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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          1. re: ipsedixit

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

            1. re: ideas1

              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.
              http://www.watergrill.com/

              1. re: ideas1

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

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