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Browntrout or other downtown-ish suggestions?

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Browntrout or other downtown-ish suggestions?

RichInMV | Feb 10, 2010 04:07 PM

I'm back for my (approximately) monthly visit to your fine city, and looking for one or two new places to add to my list.. I came across Browntrout but found very little on Chowhound so thought I would check if anyone has opinions/experience on it.

My preferences align very well with nsxtsy and uhockey, in general, so what I like is Avec, Sepia, Publican, The Gage, Naha, Vermilion, Frontera, and so on. Also like the ethnic stuff like Lao Sze Chuan, Ed's, and Pho 888 (or was it 777?).

No biases away from any particular style, but limited to about $30-40 pp plus wine. I stay downtown, so I'd prefer River North or River West, but will travel a reasonable distance (1-3 miles) for good food...not up for long taxi or train rides (well, except for Chinatown I guess).

Thanks - this board has been indispensable in finding so many wonderful restaurants - I think that I may have eaten more good meals here than back home in SF!

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