Chowhounders - can you help me decide on which restaurants to take my folks when they visit next weekend?
Thursday night we are going to Belga Cafe (my parents, my boyfriend, and I).
Friday night will be my parents, another couple that they haven't seen in years, my boyfriend, and myself. I'd like to go somewhere fun but not too loud or overwhelming so that they can catch up with their old friends.
Saturday night my parents will meet my boyfriends dad for the first time, so any place that creates warm, cozy feelings would be perfect!
Ideally, both places would have outstanding food, but not require getting too dressed up. I don't want anything super expensive (i.e., no Citronelle suggestions), but we are willing to pay for good food. My parents like Thai, Italian, steak & chops, seafood, Indian, Asian fusion, etc. They are not into Ethiopian or Afghan food.
I already checked to see if Rasika had openings, there are none that weekend. A few places that I am looking at are Sei, Zaytinya, Cafe Atlantico, Courdoroy, Blue Duck Tavern, Charlie Palmer Steak, Proof, Rice (I haven't tried any so not sure if these even fit with what I am looking for). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!