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Birthday dinner with one VERY picky eater!

mboxermd Sep 15, 2012 11:34 AM

Looking for great food with great ambiance but one of the four is very picky - basics only shrimp cocktail - skirt steak - chicken Parmesan - shrimp Parmesan - pasta with tomato sauce - the other three of us are very adventurous! please I need some help with this reservation!

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    Pan RE: mboxermd Sep 15, 2012 12:15 PM

    What's your budget? The reason I ask is that, for example, Scarpetta serves a spaghetti with tomato and basil and a roast chicken (though the roast chicken comes with liver). The menu is here: http://www.scottconant.com/restaurant...

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      mboxermd RE: Pan Sep 15, 2012 02:20 PM

      Our budget is $50 to 75 per person range

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        Pan RE: mboxermd Sep 15, 2012 03:01 PM

        So Scarpetta and Craft are both beyond your price range. I think you should look at some mid-priced Italian menus like those of Malatesta, Lupa and Crispo and see if anything there is adventurous enough for you. I've found Lupa's food too salty the last 3 times I've been there, but in the past, I found their pollo alla diavolo excellent, and it's basically roast chicken with some hot pepper in it. They also serve a hanger steak which is quite decent (though probably saltier than I'd like).

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      kathryn RE: mboxermd Sep 15, 2012 01:52 PM

      Craft. The picky one can have roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, steak, etc. and the adventurous ones can have quail, sweetbreads, pork trotter, foie gras.

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        arepo RE: kathryn Sep 16, 2012 08:44 AM

        Crispos in a heartbeat.
        I am that fussy finicky eater you speak of.

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          mboxermd RE: arepo Sep 16, 2012 01:37 PM


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          swannee RE: kathryn Sep 16, 2012 09:03 AM

          Craft is definitely beyond the given price range.

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