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A fab spot for date night with your hubby, 13 Celsius is a midtown wine bar that has a cool, relaxed vibe. The space offers a warehouse-like atmosphere with exposed brick, high ceilings and concrete floors. The wine selection is fantastic and the candlelight creates a cozy environment. For girls' night out, 13 Celsius is the place to be on Tuesdays for cupcake and wine pairings. Yes, cupcakes and wine -- heavenly!
This Best in Baltimore winner is a chic and cozy spot to grab a glass of wine to unwind after a long day. Get some rather boring small plates like cheese and fruit so that you can enjoy the full flavor of the wine. If you want something a little more appealing to your taste buds order the potato and thyme pizza, you won't be disappointed. The staff is knowledgeable and the menu offers a wide range of flavors and price points. The staff will answer any questions you may have and will not try to push any of the pricier wines on you which allows for a wonderful tasting experience. While the atmosphere is great the bar stools can get uncomfortable and parking in the neighborhood can get tricky so drive past Roland to find some spaces.
Step back in time on your special day with a wedding at the turn-of-the-century 1451 Renaissance Place. Constructed as a church in 1907, the gorgeous Old World architecture -- like the high, curved ceilings and gilded columns – lends a sense of glamour and grandeur to your blessed event. The venue is ideally suited to weddings for under 250 people, but the facility can make special arrangements to handle larger celebrations for up to 600 guests. Renaissance Place perfectly designed for transitioning easily from your ceremony to your reception, plus you’re free to bring in any caterer or other vendor you desire. Not much of a party planner? The staff at Renaissance Place is also able to make the vendor arrangements for you, so you’ll have just one bill to keep track of.
If you want authentic Spanish tapas, 1492 is your place. The extensive menu covers both traditional and new Spanish delights, as well as Nuovo Latino cuisine. The wood flooring and staircase, combined with the warm lighting, give this spot a luxurious and old-world feel. Don't forget to enjoy some wine with your tapas!
For a romantic and quiet evening head over to this renovated federal house. The food is fantastic and the service is phenomenal. You will love having your coat taken care of, chair pulled out for the lady, and crumbs promptly scraped off your table. The menu is seasonal and features ingredients purchased at local farmers markets. The food is well worth the money but it can take some time for your food to arrive so make this your last stop for the evening. There is something nice about just relaxing and enjoying the food instead of rushing out, you will get to enjoy the time talking and enjoying each others company.
1840s Plaza comprises a number of landmark buildings in Museum Row. The historic iron-fronted Fava Building hosts so many nuptials, some describe it as a "wedding factory," but sometimes things get popular for a reason. The site offers an unusual variety of pretty rental spaces, including the best-known 1840s Ballroom (chandeliers, velvet draperies, hand-painted murals of historic Baltimore and panoramic views), Latin-inspired Cabaret, chandelier-adorned Carroll Salon and casual lounge-like City Lights. There's a gracious landscaped courtyard for outdoor ceremonies, a small museum and an adjacent Inn to house your guests. The site uses a list of approved caterers and charges $4,000 for a Saturday rental in the Ballroom. One bonus: that fee includes Chiavari chairs, which would cost hundreds of dollars from a separate rental company. Another bonus: the on-site wedding staff is highly praised by former renters.
Go rustic on your special day with 1899 Farmhouse. This 2011 Bride’s Choice Award-winning venue is a secluded outdoor oasis, including a historic farmhouse, built in 1899, features 11-acres of North Texas nature and features large pecan trees, a swimming pool and a 5,100 square-foot weather-protected facility for receptions.
After a gazebo wedding at sunset, treat your guests to a country ho-down or rockin’ reception using the amazing venue sound system or have it set up for formal dining. The husband and wife team who run the farmhouse are known for doing anything and everything they can to make sure you and your guests have a great time.
Seldom do we think of the eating at a restaurant found inside a hotel but 1951 West is truly a Green Bay treasure. It offers a contemporary dining experience for couples or groups that is often overlooked.
1951 West is located inside Comfort Suites, which is also home to the well-known Rock Garden Green Bay Convention Center. Just minutes north of downtown the restaurant is a convenient option whether seeing a show at the Weidner Center, heading to the Oneida Casino or visiting Lambeau Field.
The menu includes a tremendous selection of American cuisine for lunch and dinner. Rock Garden fans will be thrilled to know they can order their famous broasted chicken. They have, in my opinion, one of the best sandwiches in town – a Cranberry Macadamia Nut Chicken Salad sandwich.
20.21 Restaurant is situated above the Walker Art Center. Wolfgang Puck and Executive Chef Asher Miller present their own art via first-rate Asian-inspired dishes. The restaurant views of downtown Minneapolis are some of the best in the city. Before settling in for an evening of culinary delights, visit the Walker Art Center with your date for some art appreciation. Works consists of over 11,000 modern and contemporary pieces and includes video, photography, painting, sculpture, and more.
Located at the Quarry Market, 20nine Restaurant and Wine Bar offers a chic, trendy atmosphere that isn't stuffy or pretentious. Near the front entrance, you can't miss the amazing chandelier made of wine glasses. Inside you'll find a selection of over 300 wines by the bottle and 60 by the glass. If you don't know much about wine, take a "Road Trip." Each trip features three 2 oz tastes of wine grouped by region or style. For fun on a budget, come during happy hour when you can get 25% off all wine, pizza and appetizers. Their delicious dinners are European style (read: small) portions so you can save room for dessert. The coconut layer cake with raspberry coulis is something dreams are made of.