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    Ames Fine Dining help needed

    Although I've been a FB season ticket holder for 12 years, I'm finally getting the opportunity to spend the night in Ames next week for the first time in over 20 years (since graduation-it's amazing what freedom a divorce gives you!) Anyway, I need some recommendations of some dining establishments that would be a nice place to take a date. (Yes, I'm back on the horse!) We've already done Hickory Park, so I'm looking for other ideas. Thanks in advance for your help.



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    Re: Ames Fine Dining help needed

    Quote Originally Posted by st8cydr View Post
    Although I've been a FB season ticket holder for 12 years, I'm finally getting the opportunity to spend the night in Ames next week for the first time in over 20 years (since graduation-it's amazing what freedom a divorce gives you!) Anyway, I need some recommendations of some dining establishments that would be a nice place to take a date. (Yes, I'm back on the horse!) We've already done Hickory Park, so I'm looking for other ideas. Thanks in advance for your help.
    If she likes exotic food like Thai, The Spice is a must!



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    Re: Ames Fine Dining help needed

    Cafe Northwest.
    Luccilans (upstairs)
    The new cafe/resturant north of town/south of the water tower (name escapes me) .... yes thank you!! simply: The Cafe`
    Open Flame Steakhouse (Gilbert Iowa, HWY 69 N about 7-8 miles)


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    Re: Ames Fine Dining help needed

    Aunt Maudes used to be a good fine dining establishment. But in recent years, I've heard some bad comments.

    I always enjoy West Towne Pub - but that's bar food.

    Ames is really kinda short on the "fine dining"

    Of course there's Great Plains - It don't get no finer than GPS&D.

    (heck, my wife is out of town for the week. That sounds good enough to drive up from DSM).



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    Re: Ames Fine Dining help needed

    Ames has fine dining?



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    Re: Ames Fine Dining help needed

    The Cafe
    @ 2616 Northridge Pkwy

    The Cafe : : welcome!


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    Re: Ames Fine Dining help needed

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    Cafe Northwest.
    Luccilans (upstairs)
    The new cafe/resturant north of town/south of the water tower (name escapes me)
    Open Flame Steakhouse (Gilbert Iowa, HWY 69 N about 7-8 miles)
    Is Cafe Northwest still there? I thought they shut down a long time ago? On Duff, right?



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    Re: Ames Fine Dining help needed

    Aunt Maudes is the only thing I'd call fine dining in Ames.



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    Re: Ames Fine Dining help needed

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    Is Cafe Northwest still there? I thought they shut down a long time ago? On Duff, right?
    Now on Lincoln.... to the NE of that spot... East of the TipTop.

    now you owe me another beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    Now on Lincoln.... to the NE of that spot... East of the TipTop.

    now you owe me another beer.

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    Ah - good news. Loved their wings in college.

    (15 years ago, I'm sure they haven't changed. )


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    Re: Ames Fine Dining help needed

    The Cafe is great, that'd be my suggestion.


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    Re: Ames Fine Dining help needed

    Aunt Maudes is ok in my opinion. Not worth the money. I've tried the Cafe too many times. Doesn't live up to the prices at all either and is just ok. They are trying pretty hard though. I'd rather drive and have Sam and Gabes, Django, Dish, or something like that in DM.



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    Re: Ames Fine Dining help needed

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    Aunt Maudes used to be a good fine dining establishment. But in recent years, I've heard some bad comments.
    Didn't know that. I ate there last year (this time of the year) and everything we had was outstanding.


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    Re: Ames Fine Dining help needed

    Wallaby's?

    Maybe one step up from "bar food", but not exactly fine dining.

    Old Main down on Main street is about the same thing.



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    Re: Ames Fine Dining help needed

    Quote Originally Posted by CyRide3 View Post
    Didn't know that. I ate there last year (this time of the year) and everything we had was outstanding.
    I haven't been there in about 15 years. My wife went a year or so ago and was unimpressed. There was a thread not that long ago where alot of people didn't care for it. I think most of the complaints revolved around service.



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