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Offline J. Grouchy

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Re: Recommendations for 40th birthday dinner
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2014, 09:53 am »
You're only 40?!!!
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No.  I'm 39.
On Wednesday I'll be 40.  :p<

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Re: Recommendations for 40th birthday dinner
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2014, 12:44 pm »
You're only 40?!!!
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No.  I'm 39.
On Wednesday I'll be 40.  :p<

Welcome to 40!!   :drink:
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Re: Recommendations for 40th birthday dinner
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2014, 01:11 pm »
Go for a higher price place try Murphy's in Virginia Highlands. They have good food, wine(if you want it), and good desserts. And, 40 isn't so bad, for you are still alive!

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Re: Recommendations for 40th birthday dinner
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2014, 03:49 pm »
4th&Swift

It's close, it's fantastic but still under the radar.  Great cocktails, great wine list, food is exquisite.

+1. We celebrated my birthday there last year. Delicious.
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Re: Recommendations for 40th birthday dinner
« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2014, 05:50 pm »
We've done a couple special occasions at Kevin Rathbun's Steak and loved it. Their dry-aged steak for two with a nice red is hard to beat.

Have also really enjoyed Agave, Cakes and Ale, H. Harper, Atmosphere, Two Urban Licks, and plenty more places I'm not remembering.

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Re: Recommendations for 40th birthday dinner
« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2014, 08:38 am »
Lots of good ideas here... I'd go with Gunshow. I've never been to 4th & Swift so I can't speak to that. I think the food at H. Harper is awful. Everything about Gunshow is great.
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Re: Recommendations for 40th birthday dinner
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2014, 08:52 am »
Ended up doing Two Urban Licks, sat out on the patio for a bit with some wine, walked the Beltline a bit...then got home and discovered my wife had set up a surprise party for me with my mother and sister coming in from the west coast and my father coming down from Ohio and a bunch of friends from all around town.   :banana:

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Re: Recommendations for 40th birthday dinner
« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2014, 10:53 am »
Gunshow?

Gave that one serious consideration..especially since we've been wanting to try it out. The whole 'group dining' thing kind of made it less appealing for this occasion. Also it looks like a lot of seafood on the menu that week.
I wanted to try that for my double-twenty bday too.  The group dining was a little strange, but we were in a decent size group, so wasn't so bad.  I think it'd be awful on a date with someone you like.  Date suggestions would be married couple on the verge of divorce or with a completely stupid but hot significant other that you want to look at but not bother with a conversation.

There were like 4 things on the menu-ish that I thought would be good to try.  The cooks kept coming by with plates of the stuff no one wanted.  We eventually felt guilty (and hungry) for rejecting them and watching them walk away with disappointed looks, that we said "yes" to a plate of $17 broccoli rabe.  After the group of us each had a $3-4 bite, we faked a babysitter emergency, paid our tab, and went to Vickery's.

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Re: Recommendations for 40th birthday dinner
« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2014, 11:35 am »
Gunshow?

Gave that one serious consideration..especially since we've been wanting to try it out. The whole 'group dining' thing kind of made it less appealing for this occasion. Also it looks like a lot of seafood on the menu that week.
I wanted to try that for my double-twenty bday too.  The group dining was a little strange, but we were in a decent size group, so wasn't so bad.  I think it'd be awful on a date with someone you like.  Date suggestions would be married couple on the verge of divorce or with a completely stupid but hot significant other that you want to look at but not bother with a conversation.

There were like 4 things on the menu-ish that I thought would be good to try.  The cooks kept coming by with plates of the stuff no one wanted.  We eventually felt guilty (and hungry) for rejecting them and watching them walk away with disappointed looks, that we said "yes" to a plate of $17 broccoli rabe.  After the group of us each had a $3-4 bite, we faked a babysitter emergency, paid our tab, and went to Vickery's.

Haha...great review! 
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Re: Recommendations for 40th birthday dinner
« Reply #24 on: September 22, 2014, 12:00 pm »
Gunshow?

Gave that one serious consideration..especially since we've been wanting to try it out. The whole 'group dining' thing kind of made it less appealing for this occasion. Also it looks like a lot of seafood on the menu that week.
I wanted to try that for my double-twenty bday too.  The group dining was a little strange, but we were in a decent size group, so wasn't so bad.  I think it'd be awful on a date with someone you like.  Date suggestions would be married couple on the verge of divorce or with a completely stupid but hot significant other that you want to look at but not bother with a conversation.

There were like 4 things on the menu-ish that I thought would be good to try.  The cooks kept coming by with plates of the stuff no one wanted.  We eventually felt guilty (and hungry) for rejecting them and watching them walk away with disappointed looks, that we said "yes" to a plate of $17 broccoli rabe.  After the group of us each had a $3-4 bite, we faked a babysitter emergency, paid our tab, and went to Vickery's.

Weird. We had a completely different experience.  It probably is a bit loud to carry on a conversation at a table for more than four.  Perfectly fine for a two or four top.  They bring every option to your table when it is ready - not just options you select.  Everything looked great when we were in there so it was hard to turn anything away - part of the reason the tabs can get pretty pricey, but everything we tried was awesome.

You would be VERY hard pressed to walk out of there even close to full having only tried four dishes.
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Re: Recommendations for 40th birthday dinner
« Reply #25 on: September 22, 2014, 03:46 pm »
Can you go anywhere you want?   If so, there are some really good restaurants OTP.  I can suggest a few in Switzerland.

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Re: Recommendations for 40th birthday dinner
« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2014, 03:50 pm »
Ended up doing Two Urban Licks, sat out on the patio for a bit with some wine, walked the Beltline a bit...then got home and discovered my wife had set up a surprise party for me with my mother and sister coming in from the west coast and my father coming down from Ohio and a bunch of friends from all around town.   :banana:
:banana: Great!!!
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