Rover's? Gone. Le Gourmand? Gone. Book Bindery? Gone.
As Paul and I tried to figure out where to go for our anniversary dinner, we realized there aren't a lot of special occasion places left. Of course it must have perfectly prepared food. But I also want a wine list which includes some nice old bottles or things I'm not likely to find in my own cellar. I'm looking for a beautiful dining room, above average service. Someplace where you get dressed up.
What do we have left?
Canlis of course.
Il Terrazzo Carmine, sure.
Aragona maybe. Although I've heard the tables for two are in an awkward part of the restaurant.
Altura? That dining room isn't what I call beautiful and those tables are too close together for an intimate meal.
Mistral Kitchen is too much of a scene. Maybe in the Jewel Box area? I've not eaten in there.
Crush is more casual than I'm thinking.
Nell's - well you know how I feel about that 1970's dining room.
Restaurant Marron is getting good reviews.
We ended up choosing RN74, mainly because of the wine list.