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fine dining in the Arboretum area

gntlmn6464 Apr 12, 2013 07:00 AM

I'm familiar with Eddie V's and Truluck's and all the restaurants in the Domain. I am wondering if there are any other unique dining destinations in the area near 183 and 360 to take a foodie from out of town who scoffs at the idea of eating at a chain like Brio's or Caraba's. Is there anything fun and unique that you can recommend?

  1. TroyTempest Apr 12, 2013 07:32 AM

    There is Siena, off 360.

    1. popvulture Apr 12, 2013 09:20 AM

      Tomodachi sushi isn't exactly what you'd call fine dining... more of the busy/energetic/sleek/hip vibe that a lot of sushi bars have, but the sushi is excellent. Some of the best in the city IMHO, especially for the price.

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        addlepated Apr 12, 2013 03:38 PM

        FWIW, I have never had a bad meal at Carrabba's. They are not an Olive Garden type. In fact, some of their dishes (mussels appetizer, sirloin marsala) are worth driving across town for.

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          Mike B Apr 12, 2013 04:14 PM

          Roaring Fork on Quarry Lake is a nice spot for dinner. Not exactly foodie territory, but it usually is decent, and it's a great place to enjoy good weather days.

          You could to the Estancia Brazilian steakhouse in the Arboretum for something different.

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            Rptrane Apr 15, 2013 08:45 AM

            Had a birthday dinner there, got a burned sandwich and bad service for my trouble. WIll never return. While their Sunday brunch is underwhelming I actually like the food at Iron Cactus. Not exactly fine dining though. Honestly I'd venture a little father and go to Spin Modern Thai.

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              verily Apr 15, 2013 02:14 PM

              It is much farther up 183 at Lakeline, but I also recommend Spin if you want something tasty and unique.

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            Optimista Apr 14, 2013 09:53 PM

            Not sure it qualifies as "fine dining," but I always enjoy my meals at NXNW.

            1. dinaofdoom Apr 16, 2013 08:35 PM

              what about the new-ish soto at 183 and lakeline?
              very sleek and designy space, with an interesting contemporary japanese menu.
              also, much larger and fancier-looking than tomo.

              i didn't care for the non-sushi items i had on opening day, but i cut them some slack and i think this place has a lot of potential as an upscale place here in the land of the bland.

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