My 2nd topic for this trip... thought it would be easier to start a new one :0)
Flying in late afternoon on Sat (2/12) from San Diego with my wife and 2 other couples (and one baby). We are all staying at the Parker Le Meridien. Both my wife and I are hounds\foodies and love wine and all types of cuisine. We especially love fish and pasta. Most dinners can probably be approx $50-75 per person for most night. It is hard to estimate every couples exact budget so this is just a ballpark figure. We don't need to break the bank every night but still want good food.
It will be six adults and a baby all other nights except for the Tues and Thurs night. We will be out sight seeing on Tues and Wed and we will want to come back to the hotel to freshen up and let the baby nap. Not sure where to take a baby for an semi-early (6-7pm) dinner but still eat nice meal that is not too far from the hotel.
Saturday night we all agreed to go out for pizza and beers. Any suggestions close to the hotel? Not a small pizza shop but more of a restaurant.
We will be having dinner on Sun night with a client at Tao (it's tradition). We have been to Tao in Vegas and it was very good. No other choice so it does not matter.
For Valentines Day I know we are screwed and we need reservation for 6 and a baby. Any suggestions?
On Tuesday night the couple with the baby got a babysitter and we have a reservation for 6 people at BLT Prime at 8pm. One of the girls going with us hates all seafood (but loves meat) so I thought this was a good option. We would like to have a drink (wine\martini) before dinner and a cocktail after dinner. Open to other suggestions for dinner as well as place to have drinks before\after.
Wed night is open to suggestions.
For our last night (Thurs) I have made reservations for just my wife and I at Cafe Boulud but I am now leaning to maybe Scarpetta or Marea or SD26. I know they are all very different but I don't want a stuffy atmosphere. Is CB heavy French? I also will not be bringing a sport coat or pants (only jeans). Any help is appreciated.
Also... Is Lupa kid friendly? I know Babbo is not. How about Barbuto or Gramercy Tavern?
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