My grandmother is turning 90 and has just gone through a crazy year, and my mom is in the process of planning her a special birthday dinner out with the family (she is very spry for 90!). We are having a tough time thinking of the right place and I thought Chowhound would be a great place to turn!
Here's the slight twist- my grandma has a lot of food allergies (including shellfish, cinnamon, berries, etc.), and while she enjoys delicious food, we're thinking maybe food ought only be the second most important criterion (my mom and I are both big foodies, so we normally do care about that!)- what we are really looking for is a great looking room and great service that will make my grandma feel really special on her birthday. Great food on top of that is an added plus, and we certainly don't want to go to a place with bad food, but the food doesn't have to be the best of your life.
A bit more info: She is a pretty hip lady, as in, really un-stuffy. Almost any type of cuisine works as long as she can find something that she can eat- she is very adventurous except for the foods she is allergic to. Price is not really an issue, as this is a very special occasion. We are probably looking right around the city, but would be open to places in the suburbs if it is really the right place.
Thanks in advance for your suggestions, Hounds!!!!