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Apr 21, 2014 08:34 PM

One dinner, four choices

My wife and I will be in town from San Francisco and are trying to decide between four restaurants for dinner on Thursday night. The candidates are NoMad, Pearl and Ash, The Gander and Antonioni's. I realize that they are all fairly different, so the only real criteria is that it is a memorable experience. The night before, we're meeting old friends for dinner (and probably too many drinks) at The Dutch, but this night is going to be just the two of us so something a little more quiet is in order. Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks!

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    1. re: kathryn

      Good intel. Thanks for the feedback.

    2. I adore The NoMad. If you want a bit more quiet atmosphere, highly recommend requesting to be seated in the Parlour Room when you make your reservation.

      1. A very recent dinner at The Gander proved to be excellent and the noise never got anywhere near offensive IMO (and I hate noise when dining). That being said; I absolutely LOVE The NoMad and if you can get into the Parlor Room (as suggested by ellenost) I think it would be an overall better experience if it's just the 2 of you wanting to enjoy a quiet evening of great food (and cocktails).

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          1. re: kathryn

            Well, I think the Parlor is a bit more removed from the hustle and bustle of The Atrium and I think it makes it even more quiet than the Fireplace Room.

        1. While I thought the Gander was very good, I would not consider it memorable. The NoMad is definitely memorable. I've not been to the others.

          1. Just a follow up to this post. We ended up going to NoMad, and were very happy with the choice. The food was excellent, as was the service. The Sommelier made an excellent wine rec that was also quite reasonable. He also reserved a table for us upstairs after dinner for Thursday night jazz. Truly a memorable experience. Thanks for the rec.