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Anniversary dinner

suchsri Jan 21, 2014 01:03 PM

My husband and I are visiting Austin this weekend for our 10-year anniversary and would like restaurant suggestions for a spectacular anniversary dinner. It's for Sunday night and we'll have a car so getting around shouldn't be an issue.


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    SlickTheCat RE: suchsri Jan 21, 2014 01:06 PM

    Barley Swine, Uchi, Uchiko, Jeffrey's

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      aasg RE: suchsri Jan 21, 2014 06:53 PM

      If you don't mind people potentially sitting at the same (large) table as you and are flexible about food, Barley Swine.

      If you want a more intimate dinner and something catered to your culinary preferences that evening, Jezebel.

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        chrisdds98 RE: aasg Jan 21, 2014 11:48 PM

        I haven't heard much about jezebel recently. is the food worth me finding a jacket to wear?

        you might consider the carillon. usually not very loud like uchi/ko and more intimate then barley swine

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          amysuehere RE: chrisdds98 Jan 22, 2014 07:06 AM

          To be fair, I went to Jezebel the opening week, but I found the food not fit to the prices. It was okay, but I remember us saying it wasn't worth the drive downtown.

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          SlickTheCat RE: aasg Jan 22, 2014 06:58 AM

          Barley Swine has supposedly moved somewhat away from the communal tables, but I haven't been in a couple months.

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            aasg RE: SlickTheCat Jan 22, 2014 01:25 PM

            I was there earlier this month and there was another dining pair at the same table as us.

            As for Jezebel, when I was there, I recall seeing a bunch of jackets there, so they it looks like they might be able to lend you one if you don't have one.

            The meal was by no means a deal, but I enjoyed the experience. For five courses (which included some very nice foie gras) plus an amuse, glasses of champagne, as many chocolates as we wanted, and a breakfast pastry, even for $100, as it was a special occassion, I felt it was worth it. And this is coming from someone that travelled to Austin from Canada pretty much just to eat and hang out.

        3. amykragan RE: suchsri Jan 22, 2014 07:51 AM

          Restaurant Jezebel

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            Rptrane RE: suchsri Jan 22, 2014 11:13 AM

            Carillon very awesome food

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              suchsri RE: suchsri Jan 22, 2014 02:15 PM

              Thanks for all your suggestions! We decided to go with Jezebel after talking to the host. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping the experience with be amazing.

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