Have you stayed in and eaten at the Fort? We booked a suite for our 10th wedding anniversary. Reading reviews on-line looks like the place is hit-or-miss. Anyone know if it really is a decent place? We're new to Iowa, but we live in Ames so could drive home at night if it just isn't worth it (other hotels are full). I heard the restaurant there is a good one. But I don't see any info on this....? Have you eaten there?
We will go to Blues on Grand and the farmer's market...and we love French food. Is Bistro Montage a good choice for a special meal, or would Lucca's be better? I've read previous posts and have a long list of things to check out. Thanks for any extra advice you can give us to make this weekend memorable! We like 'different' and enjoy new experiences.