Hello NE hounds,
I'll be in north Connecticut and I need to find two different upscale dining options for 'thank you' dinners I'm hosting for two separate groups of people. I've done a search on this board and came up with 350 Grill and Max's Tavern as potential options but I just want to know if there are other options I should also take into consideration. I would love to find something cozy and quaint if possible.
As far as geographic constraints, I would like something no further north than Northampton, no further south than Windsor, no further west than Suffield, and no further east than Stafford Springs. Complicated, I know, but I want it to be relatively convenient for everyone involved.
Food-wise, my guests are picky eaters. I need one of the dinners to be 'meat and potatoes' oriented and the other to be seafood and/or Italian oriented.
Price-wise, I can spend up to $80pp before wine.
I'm crossing my fingers that you can help with these admittedly limiting criteria!
Thank you in advance,
P.S. I know about Hazard Grille already and that it would likely satisfy most, if not all of the criteria, but it's overdone for us now... would like some new options.