My wife and I will be celebrating a BIG birthday for her and will be staying in a downstown hotel. Although we have visited Minneapolis many times (our kids and grandkids live here), about the only somewhat high end restaurant we have been to is Saffron, which we both really enjoyed. I am looking for a really romantic, beautiful place to take her and La Belle Vie looks like about the only choice. We are very adventuresome , not at all just meat and potato eaters, and are real foodies. A place with a chef's table or something like that might also be great. Any suggestions other than LBV?
Also, any suggestions as to a hotel? Looking for something really neat downtown, but can't spend a fortune.
Thanks in advance, Chowhounds!