[QUOTE=bribren;1026192]Well I have the $750 gift card for this August. I think this was way better than the free dining for me. It will be me (Dad) and two boys (8 and 6). I’m convinced to try somewhere new for dinner.
Obviously since I’ve never eaten at any of these places I’m unsure what to pick. So I’m offering it up for suggestions. Money is no object but kids have to be taken into account. I’ll list places I have not eaten dinner at:
[/li][li]Wolfgang Puck Cafe
[/li][li]Grand Floridian Cafe
[/li][li]Yak and Yeti
I’m actually surprised at all of the places I have been. I’m sure some people have shorter lists than me.[/QUOTE]
By process of elimination, taking into consideration the kids - strike BlueZoo, Brown Derby, Bistro de Paris off the list. They are not restaurants kids would like. Nine Dragons has a not-so-great reputation and you can get Chinese food at home. Same goes for Yak & Yeti. The food is your typical Thai restaurant. Only probably not as good as the hole-in-the-wall place at home. Boatwrights is extremely mediocre. The kind of place you eat because you’re starving and every other restaurant in the World is full. Ditto, Shutters. Kids love Planet Hollywood and Rainforest - fun, but not exactly “fine dining” and the noise level is deafening. Bongos has a reputation for really bad food.
We just ate at Sanaa - and I wouldn’t recommend it.
Jiko? - well, are your kids into trying new and VERY different foods?
Kona Cafe has wonderful food in a very relaxed setting, so if you want “fine dining” it’s not the place. If you just want to enjoy yourselves and know the food will be good - give it a try.
Wolfgang Puck Cafe has great food. Upstairs is better than downstairs. You won’t be disappointed in the food - but some of the waiters can be snooty - god only knows why.
Grand Floridian Cafe - meh.
Portobello and Narcoosees are both excellent restaurants.
Kids love Teppan Edo for the entertaining chefs and the food is decent.
I haven’t tried Il Molino or Kouzzina…
So - which one would I choose? Probably one of the two I haven’t tried - probably Kouzzina.