soozy - Thanks for your helpful esponse. Otto's looks interesting and there's a lot I like on the menu. It's in the running for my birthday venue. I hadn't thought of Dee Felice although I have a co-worker who is in the New Sleepcat Band that plays there regularly. Again, I liked what I saw on the dinner menu. My b'day falls on Mardi Gras this year, so Dee Felice may be packed or already booked up.
Do you have any idea when Virgil's is set to open? It looks like a place I would love. I don't imagine it will be open by the week of 02/23/09, but we should certainly consider it for a later date.
I've been to Chez Nora often. I believe we met there once to celebrate nothing it all. I love the crabcakes and the mussel appetizer. I have also enjoyed going upstairs to the little lounge to hear Ricky Nye play boogie woogie piano on Wednesday nights.
Behle Street is also a good place to go. I've been to a number of business lunches (I work in Covington) there. Love the seared scallop salad.
My husband and I are Korean fans, but my GFs, not so much
So, I'm definitely considering Otto's and Dee Felice. My friends are scattered east, north, and west. Since it's my birthday, I get to choose, and I'd rather be closer to home (after that glass of wine).
Thanks for you suggestions!
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