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First fancy thirteen year old dinner downtown...

redhead Jul 24, 2012 05:22 PM

I have been asked to provide some suggestions for a "fancy" 13th birthday dinner. 20.00 to 30.00 mains, downtown central, leaning to Italian or French (no heavy seafood or ethnic menus), I suspect they want a room that fits the mood, prefer upscale/quiet vs. loud. I was thinking of The Corner House or even La Bodega, both have pretty settings...can't think of anything Italian. La societie also might work...any other clever ideas?

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    hungryabbey RE: redhead Jul 24, 2012 05:31 PM

    Maybe Le Select. I love le select for company/groups because its pretty reliable, has a nice bistro atmosphere, is still affordable, and has "safe" options for those who aren't adventurous (aka. steak frites etc)


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      meanmartin RE: redhead Jul 24, 2012 06:08 PM

      I'd consider Nota Bene (Queen and University). The $20 - $30 price-point works, it has high end service and quality without feeling so uptight that a 13 year old wouldn't feel welcome. The dining room is slightly loud, but that's due to poor acoustics rather than being rambunctious. Here's a link: http://www.notabenerestaurant.com/menus/
      They even have a beef brisket burger in case the 13 year old palate is feeling a little less adventurous that day.

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        redhead RE: meanmartin Jul 25, 2012 02:12 PM

        Thanks...have added NB and LSB to the list!

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