Well, sort of but not really. I've been coming down to the area for work on a regular basis, but either haven't had much of a chance to get out, or have had to go to all the crappy chains that the client wants to go. My last night in town in Friday and I want to take myself to one of the many places I've accumulated on my list. I am a vegetarian looking for something a bit more upscale with a focus on local ingredients, and with a nice wine by the glass list. It's also important that this place will be accommodating to a lone diner on a Friday night - preferably at the bar. Here are the places I'm thinking:
Frazier's - looks like they'll do a veggie tasting menu if I call in advance.
Piedmont - everyone raves about this place, and the wine list looks fantastic. I'm also partial to places that only have one veggie option because it tests the chef's creativity on what is typically the least expensive item on the menu.
Enoteca Vin - Have been here once, but only for the cheese plate. The menu blew me away, as did the wine by the glass list.
An - Heard nothing but rave reviews and would love to find a place that does a creative tofu dish.
Lantern - a possibility, but coming from Raleigh and drinking a bit of wine, I don't really want to have to drive that far.
Comments on the above and other suggestions are welcome. Many thanks!!