We will be celebrating my mother-in-law's 70th on a Sunday in December with brunch and the Nutcracker. I'm looking for a brunch place that, ideally, meets the following characteristics: has a moderate sense of ceremony, given the big birthday; is a pretty close walk to the opera house (some people joining us aren't big walkers); and takes reservations. Some of the places I've found meet 2 of the 3, but I'm wondering if I've overlooked anything or if there are general Chow-ish opinions?
Options I have found:
- Bistro du Midi - Would be perfect if it took reservations
- Sip - No reservations, and questionable food/atmosphere (right?)
- Four Seasons - a bit longer walk, and spendy ($48pp)
Thanks for your thoughts!