Gautreau’s (#181, 10/1/2011)
An outstanding addition to my list. I was a little caught off guard by the formality of it. I am definitely more of a casual fine dining person, so this place was a little stuffy for my liking. However, the food was amazing. One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. I went with the filet, which probably could have been cut with a fork. Everybody loved their food (think we had a duck, a grouper and another filet – the other filet was heartily eaten by a vegetarian, if that says anything about the quality). And we even met Chef Sue Zemanick and she was very fun and friendly.