Hi, I just moved to MSP (via San Francisco & Denver) and I've been lurking for the past several months. Thought I'd post to say "hi" and get some specific advice. Its so exciting to see such an active group of hounds!! I've had some great meals so far, thanks in part to many of the recommendations I've found here--I really appreciate it.
So, on to my question. My parents are coming into town for my Mom's birthday. I'm looking for the perfect place to take her to celebrate. When we were living in Denver, my Mom loved the filet at Cherry Creek Grill and I'm looking for something similar. Not necessarily to replicate the experience, but more so to find an equally memorable place that they will want to go time and again when they visit. Cherry Creek grill was a place you could go for a martini after work or for a really nice dinner--and you could spend a little or a lot, depending on what you were up for.
I guess I am looking for a similar atmosphere--a nice, warm, lively atmosphere...not white tablecloth and quiet. A place with really fantastic steak would be wonderful, but I'm definitely not looking for the big expense accout steakhouse kind of place. Local is important too, I don't want it to be restaurant that she could go to in any old city.
At the moment 112 Eatery is my backup, which I think they would enjoy, but I'd love to get some other suggestions. Thanks in advance, looking forward to hearing your suggestions!