Scaramouche Alternative for 60th Birthday Dinner
I am looking for a some advice regarding a 60th birthday dinner for my dad in the middle of May. I have been asked to pick a restaurant for approximately 6 people. My go to choice would be Scaramouche, but I have been told my dad wants to try something different. He generally likes relatively simple food. So far I am thinking of George, Jacobs and Co. (or another steak house, given his preferences), Chiado or Mistura (or another italian restaurant in a similar vein). What do people think of these choices? I am open to other and newer suggestions as well.
I think any of the choices you've already listed would be fitting. George and Jacob and Co are two of my fav places in the city for special dinners.
I haven't been to Mistura in a long time but the room is lovely and the food has always been good IMO.
I love Chiado and it is a family pleaser for sure.
I would add Splendido to the list as well for consideration as it seems to fit with your other choices. Traditional, good service, nice rooms, with great food.
60 is young!
Or at least I suspect your Dad still wants to think he's young.
And he's already said he wants to try something different.
Actinolite would be my choice - the demographics early evening would not be out-of-line - although it does skew younger later in the evening. So far it's a little below the radar, but very presentable and I think that every review on this board has been positive. But book early unless it's early/mid-week.