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    Best Nice Restaurant in DM

    The GF wants a really nice Dinner for Christmas. What is the best place in DM for this? Money really isn't an option. I got her something else since I am super nice, but I want to treat her to something really special.

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    Re: Best Nice Restaurant in DM

    801 Grand.


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    A lot of people say the Latin King, but I'd say Centro if you're on a date.



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    Re: Best Nice Restaurant in DM

    D'Jangos?



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    Splash?



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    Re: Best Nice Restaurant in DM

    Sam & Gabes. IMO, one of the best, if not the best, in the metro. I prefer it much more over 801 Grand.

    Centro is also great.



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    Re: Best Nice Restaurant in DM

    without a doubt...Baru 66 in windsor heights. The absolute best restaurant in Des Moines. We are lucky to have a chef like that in Des Moines. Be prepared to spend some money...totally worth it though!



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    J Benjamins/Simons I don't know what it's called now, but my favorite.



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    Re: Best Nice Restaurant in DM

    Bret, any particular part of town you'd like to be? Also, a preferred dress code?



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    Flemings by Jordan Creek. You will get first class service and an amazing dinner.


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    Re: Best Nice Restaurant in DM

    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictCyclone View Post
    Bret, any particular part of town you'd like to be? Also, a preferred dress code?
    Not really. I have plenty of good clothes to wear. She goes to PT in Omaha and is home over break. I am out of league with this type of stuff as a small town country guy. She deserves it. Plus it'll make a more enjoyable time for me then jewelry.


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    Re: Best Nice Restaurant in DM

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    Sam & Gabes. IMO, one of the best, if not the best, in the metro. I prefer it much more over 801 Grand.

    Centro is also great.
    Just ate there this evening


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    Re: Best Nice Restaurant in DM

    Also since she is going to be a PT I bought her Gray's Anatomy. Is that a decent gift to go along with the dinner. Something for her to utilize yet still lets her know I hope she does well?


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    Re: Best Nice Restaurant in DM

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    Sam & Gabes. IMO, one of the best, if not the best, in the metro. I prefer it much more over 801 Grand.

    Centro is also great.
    2nd that



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bret44 View Post
    Not really. I have plenty of good clothes to wear. She goes to PT in Omaha and is home over break. I am out of league with this type of stuff as a small town country guy. She deserves it. Plus it'll make a more enjoyable time for me then jewelry.
    I'd suggest something downtown; that way if you change your mind, you'll have plenty more good options (Centro, Djano, Splash, Court Avenue Brewpub, 801 Grand, etc. are all downtown). There are also lots of places to get a drink, coffee, take a walk, or maybe even find some music afterwards.



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