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Quiet, Special Place for a B-Day Dinner?

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Quiet, Special Place for a B-Day Dinner?

Julianna | Apr 25, 2005 06:38 PM

Looking for someplace in the "fine dining" category to take my husband for his bday dinner. It will be on a Wednesday night, so that will hopefully make reservations a little easier and make things quieter in general.

Money is not a problem, but if I'm going to spend a ton, the place better blow my socks off. We're sticklers for good service, and are fans of almost all forms of cuisine, no food allergies or weird diet requirements--though we're not a huge fan of traditional french bistro-style fare. We like inspired modern cuisine that uses the best of whats available seasonally, while adding global influences.That being said, however, we're not a fan of the type of place thats all hype and trend and no substance.

To help you out, some of our favorite frequent dining places include:
Merlo (either on Maple or the LP location)
Tried socca and enjoyed it
Enjoyed LeLan
loved Avenues the one time we went, before they had the chef change-over
Love X/O...just not on the weekends!

We also love casual places like Platiyo, Hey Sushi, Angelina (we live near boystown)

We rarely have time to eat a great dinner out together, so I'd like this to be something new and very special--the kind of meal you remember for awhile.

So, any suggestions?
I've heard good things about MK, have also been wanting to go to Roy's for awhile...
Whaddaya think?

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