My sister and I want to get our parents gift certificates to local restaurants for Christmas this year. We both live out of the area now and are looking for opinions on some of the places we are thinking about. My Mom is pretty adventurous where as my Dad is a little more finicky. He is a big seafood fan but often has issues with too many flavors or sauces obscuring the inherent taste of the food.
Growing up we always went out for dinner Friday night to places like the Sherwood Manor, Scotch and Sirloin, Mendon House and now they like Delmonicos. Not exactly ground breaking restaurants but not Applebees either. Special occasions were Richardson's Canal House or Edwards and now Rooney's.
They have been to 2vine but consider it really loud. They have enjoyed Tastings but I believe my dad's comments were "They really did just give you a taste!" They recently had a very good meal at the Culinary Center in Canandaigua.
We are debating between:
Max of Eastman Place
Any thoughts anyone has would be appreciated! Both on the above restaurants and