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Birthday Dinner

amysuehere Mar 12, 2013 04:50 PM

Oops. Waited too long and Lenoir only has a 5:30 reservation for a table (or a 6 for the bar, but that doesn't sound very "special"). I've been to Congress, Uchi, Uchiko, Trio, Carillon, Wink, Fabi & Rosi, Vespaio, Hudson's, Fonda SM.

Should I take the 5:30 reservation (wow, that's really early - even for me) is there someplace else OR should I just make my reservation for "not my birthday - birthday in April?

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    ieathereforeiam RE: amysuehere Mar 12, 2013 10:17 PM

    olive and june

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      Optimista RE: ieathereforeiam Mar 14, 2013 11:08 PM

      I'll second that. Low fuss, easy parking, good service, gorgeous patio. I chose them for my birthday last year, and was very pleased I had. If your birthday happens to be on a Sunday when they're having their family dinner, even better.

      Other ideas: La Condesa, Sway, Olivia, TX French Bread, or FINO...

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        amysuehere RE: Optimista Mar 15, 2013 10:47 AM

        I've decided to take a 7:00 reservation (a bit on the late side for me, but just by a little) on the 30th. Close enough to by b-day, and I've been dying to try them.

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          Optimista RE: amysuehere Mar 26, 2013 06:55 AM

          I'm surprised they didn't have anything earlier! I would've thought 7p would be in higher demand than anything earlier. Hope you enjoy it!

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            amysuehere RE: Optimista Mar 26, 2013 08:51 AM

            I know; huh? No worries though. Going this Saturday and am looking forward to it.

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              Optimista RE: amysuehere Mar 26, 2013 10:55 PM

              How many of you are there? I just got on Open Table and looked for four-tops for Saturday at Olive & June, and it appeared there were plenty to be had before 7:00...

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                Optimista RE: amysuehere Mar 26, 2013 10:56 PM

                Never mind...looks like increasing to five or more limits your options significantly. Weird!

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        Rptrane RE: amysuehere Mar 13, 2013 02:20 PM

        Carillion excuse my spelling but the place rocks

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          amysuehere RE: Rptrane Mar 14, 2013 09:04 AM

          Uhp...forgot that one. Been there too.

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          lixlix RE: amysuehere Mar 13, 2013 02:25 PM

          out of places you haven't been to, why not Barley Swine?

          1. slowcoooked RE: amysuehere Mar 14, 2013 03:33 PM

            I haven't been and certainly it may not be as "special" as the above mentioned joints, but is French Quarter Grill worth a decent night out while waiting for something more upscale? I've been hearing good news.

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              amysuehere RE: slowcoooked Mar 14, 2013 05:51 PM

              We were hoping there would be a cold Sunday to do the brunch, but no such luck. This is still on the radar for a lunch/dinner on a "regular week."

              I've been tempted to do Chez Nous. It's reliable. It's tasty. It's good bang for the buck. Sometimes, that's all you need for an exceptional evening.

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                Rptrane RE: slowcoooked Mar 14, 2013 06:14 PM

                French quarter is good but probably not as special as experience as the op is looking for. It's totally solid food though.

              2. amysuehere RE: amysuehere Mar 31, 2013 11:32 AM

                Oh well. Wasn't meant to be. Got sick yesterday and had to cancel my reservations. Someone was happy to get our two-top...

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                  Optimista RE: amysuehere Apr 2, 2013 11:11 PM

                  Sorry to hear that. Hope you're feeling better now.

                  And you should reschedule that celebration!

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                    amysuehere RE: Optimista Apr 3, 2013 08:29 AM

                    Yes, thank you.

                    Yeah, I really felt bad cancelling that day, but I figure the two-top wouldn't be an issue to fill at such short notice.

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