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Fine-ish Dining Farmington Valley (CT)


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Fine-ish Dining Farmington Valley (CT)

pattilbw | | Oct 5, 2011 10:55 AM

We've recently moved to Connecticut and my in-laws are visiting for the first time over Thanksgiving. They've asked us to pick a nice restaurant for us all to go to while they are here. (For comparison, we used to live in Chicago and when they'd come to visit over the holidays, we would go to the Signature Room in the Hancock Tower.) Most likely something in the $25-$50 / person would be appropriate. Does anyone have any recommendations?

I am vegetarian, my husband eats fish (and is otherwise veggie), the in-laws pretty much need meat (which is why we go out to eat while they're visiting) and we have two (well-behaved, also vegetarian) children to add to the mix, too (ages 4 and 6), so it needs to be at least somewhat kid-friendly. (My girls are used to eating at restaurants and barring over-tiredness are fairly well behaved at restaurants, especially when their grandparents are there). If my nephew comes, we'll have a 2 year old, too. I am not a picky vegetarian, but I do like good food--as long as there is one good / interesting vegetarian choice on the menu (e.g., something other than pasta with tomato sauce, salad, a steamed vegetable plate, etc), I'm happy. We all enjoy Thai food and Italian as well as typical "modern" style restaurants.

We live in Farmington and are willing to drive up to 45 minutes or so, but closer is better when children are involved. Probably looking to go out the Friday or Saturday after Thanksgiving for brunch or an earlier dinner (unless someone can recommend a restaurant that would have decent vegetarian options on Thanksgiving itself).

Thanks in advance!!