I'm trying to pick a good place to have a combined one year anniversary/Valentine's Day dinner the wkend before Valentine's Day.
We're fairly new to the area and have been repeatedly disappointed by restaurants that have a lot of buzz or look great on paper, but fail to deliver--> often due to horrid service or just plain bad food. Why the heck do some of those places get such good ratings?!? We had been planning to go to One.Midtown.Kitchen or Rathbun's, but after perusing Chow, am deathly afraid of what might end up being a subpar dinner on what's supposed to be a celebratory and important evening.
Can anyone please please please suggest a good restaurant that consistently delivers? Looking for great food, ambience, and service!
We liked the Vine, and maybe would like something along those lines.....not waaaaay ridiculously expensive but a bit of a splurge is fine (we're grad students but foodies from the restaurant-rich city of Dallas!), great food w/ a bit of inventiveness, good wine list, attentive servers... Thanks fellow foodies!!!