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Old 10-26-2009, 11:52 AM
 
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Default Anniversary Dinner.....Suggestions, Please

My wife and I are celebrating our 19th wedding anniversary tomorrow. I've been in the Triangle for almost 30 years now, and know most of the traditional Triangle restaurants for celebrations such as The Angus Barn and Ruth's Chris.

Do any of you have any suggestions in the $100.00 +/- range? We tend toward good beef or Italian, but am open to other fare.

We are somewhat out of the loop regarding better restaurants since my 14 & 15 year old sons have eaten up most of our time and money for celebrations like this.

Thanks,
Streamer
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:53 PM
 
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I would suggest Bin54 in Chapel Hill. It has very good steaks.

Bin 54 Restaurant - Steak and Wine Cellar Chapel Hill, NC

An entree typically costs $30-$40.

Mike
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Old 10-26-2009, 01:13 PM
 
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I'd suggest Second Empire. It's beautiful, romantic, and yummy. You'd have to go a LITTLE over your $100. Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern - If you haven't taken your wife out in a while, this is the place to earn back those brownie points.

Less expensive recommendations would be:

St. Jacques. It's a very nice French restaurant with a delicious Filet of Beef Normandie. Saint-Jacques French Cuisine

Bloomsbury Bistro. Raleigh Restaurant | Bistro | Bloomsbury Bistro . Nationally Renowned Cuisine . Raleigh, NC 27608 . 919.834.9011 - Welcome to Bloomsbury Bistro

There's also Capitol City Chop House. Welcome to the Chop House of North Carolina (http://www.chophousesofnc.com/ChopHouse/index.htm - broken link) But it's not very romantic or anniversary-ish.
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Old 10-26-2009, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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Bin54 is absolutely fantastic. The food is great (best steak I've ever had anywhere ever) and the atmosphere is very good too -more intimate and quieter than those big places you mentiond.

Another nice choice is Metro 8 on 9th Street in Durham. I had a chance to dine there recently and it was very nice - both in terms of food an atmosphere. Wife and I spent just under $100 before tip, including a couple of glasses of wine each.

In Chapel Hill are several other nice places - Elaine's on West Franklin Street is very nice. And there's Lantern, and Crook's Corner, and 411 West Italian Cafe and ....

Also in Durham, Nana's is a tremendous place for an intimate "date" dinner.
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Old 10-26-2009, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Raleigh, NC
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Happy anniversary!! Mr. Cstleddy and my anniversary is coming up next month and I think we'll go to Savoy, an Open Table favorite. http://www.restaurantsavoy.com/.

I love, love, love CHTransplant's list and would add Magnolia Grill in Durham http://www.magnoliagrill.net/. Bonne Soiree in Chapel Hill as well, although I've not been there but have heard many good things about it and I think it was featured in the N&O over the weekend.

Not necessarily Italian or steaks, but just really good food for Foodies.

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Old 10-26-2009, 01:56 PM
 
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I'd suggest Second Empire. It's beautiful, romantic, and yummy. You'd have to go a LITTLE over your $100. Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern - If you haven't taken your wife out in a while, this is the place to earn back those brownie points.
YES!! YES!! YES!!!
Make certain you are upstairs...the chef will come over and sign the menu for you.
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Old 10-26-2009, 01:59 PM
 
Location: in & around the Triangle
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I'd suggest Peddler's Steak House in Raleigh. Excellent STEAKS!!

6005 Glenwood Ave
Raleigh, NC 27612-2699
(919) 787-6980
The Peddler Steak House In Raleigh, NC
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Old 10-26-2009, 02:55 PM
 
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I would suggest Sullivan's Restaurant in Raleigh and ask for the 'library'. I also like Second Empire. Happy Anniversary and kudos for thinking ahead.
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Old 10-26-2009, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Happy Anniversary. We're celebrating 2 years tomorrow at Savoy. I'll let you know how it is. ;-)
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Old 10-26-2009, 03:37 PM
 
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Default St. Jacques

I strongly recommend St. Jacques. Great French food at a reasonable price. Call and let them know it is an anniversary dinner. Bon Appetit! Logman
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