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New Years

James | Oct 13, 200406:27 PM

My family is coming to visit (with some of their coworkers in tow) Dec 30 - Jan 2. Was wondering if you could help with some quesions/comments. I want to bring them to at least one of my favorites while also using the opportunity (since they'll be paying) to try some other spots that I was interested in.

Of the places I was thinking about Herbsaint is set in stone for New Year's Eve. I think the casual, fun atmosphere will be the perfect place to end 2004, allowing us to just stumble into the quarter after dinner.

Which leaves a dinner the night before and New Years Day itself. First of all I don't know what is open on New Year's Day, so if anyone can help me with some answers there along with how far in advance a lot of these places will take reservations. Some places I've wanted to try include Cobalt, K-Paul's and Brigten's.

Not much discussion about Cobalt on this list but I love Herbsaint and Bayona so much I have really wanted to try. The menu really looks terrific. If we went there it would almost certainly be the day before New Year's as I have heard rumors that the band that plays on the weekends is obnoxiously loud (not commenting on their talent here just sheer volumbe) Any musings?

I've sort of disregarded K-Paul's in the past but after the latest discussions the coconut cake has had my mouth watering. They do take reservations now, right?

And Brigten's . . . well, gotta try it.

Other runners up include Jaque-Imo's and Mr. B's. So I guess it really depends on who is open New Year's Day. They'll be five of us dining so I'll want to make reservations well in advance wherever we go.

Thanks in advance.

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