What impresses visitors from out of town is not necessarily what impresses a local wanting just to dine out. If you have someone from a big city known for food, where do you take them (low-end/high-end) and where do you take Aunt Maude from central Ohio?
Many of my guests were enchanted with dim sum at Ton Kiang, where they wouldn't have liked China Village. Other younger/hipper loved Pizzaiolo for the local crowd and noise and food. So where do you take your visitors--or send them!