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Many parents will tell you that they very rarely get to go out for a good dinner alone and when they do they want it to be perfect. They are spending money to hire a babysitter, money on the dinner and know they won’t get to try again anytime soon if they make a bad choice.
Michael and I get out maybe once every two to three months for a nice dinner alone. We’ve had a multitude of bad date night experiences over the last few years including:
After a depressing run of choosing poorly, I sent an email to the AJC’s restaurant reviewer Meridith Ford Goldman and begged her to choose some no-fail, can’t-screw-it-up restaurant choices for parents for date nights! And she did!
Not only did she choose some fantastic places for parents to go (not all inside the perimeter), she also divided them into helpful categories such as “Fun Dive Dates” (when you cash is low), “Worth the splurge” (to celebrate with your tax refund), or “Want to dress up? These places won’t break your piggy bank.”
Also John Kessler, our roaming food columnist and a dad, has come up with tips for picking other great restaurants and for making your dining experience more fun.
So I can’t wait to hire a babysitter and check out these recommendations. See what you think. Tell us if you’ve been to any of them. Tell us your favorite no-fail, date night restaurants. Also tell us about your date night horror stories where things just didn’t come together!