I know you chowhounds get asked this a lot, so thanks in advance for any help.
I'm looking for 2 recs actually:
1. Somewhere to take my gf for a birthday dinner. Centrally located but will make go further if it's worth it. She favors organic, locally sourced foods, sustainable seafood is a bonus, shes quite the environmentalist, though she loves a good filet. Some place nice for a special occasion but not too expensive, need to have some money left for presents.
2. Now I need a rec for a place to go with friends for a birthday dinner. 8-10 ppl, good atmosphere with a menu that will appeal to most, bonus if it fits the bill for what the gf likes. $20 - $30 per plate to keep it affordable to all. A good bar and wine list a plus. Last place we went to didn't even have blue cheese or feta olives to go with my Ketal One. =(