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restaurant/hotel suggestions

DH and I haven't been jiving lately, so I want to plan something nice for his birthday to just get away from the daily grind. (hopefully we'll be getting along better by his bday, but a nice night out is always goodSmile)

I was thinking maybe dinner at 801 grand (he loves steak) and then staying the night in a hotel nearby - but I don't know any nice hotels downtown. Any suggestions?  Otherwise, are there any other steak houses and/or in the Metro you'd recommend?  It's his 30th bday and right now I'm not planning a party, so I really want to do something nice.

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Expectation is the root of all heartache ~William Shakespeare

TTC since 1/08-- 2 IVF's (11/09 and 4/10)- total of 10 fert but no embryos for transfer :(

Forced break after abdominal myomectomy

Spring 2011 - IVF #3 - nothing for transfer

Fall/Winter 2011 - IVF #4 - one lost twin between 7-9 weeks
one beautiful little girl born 8/2012

Re: restaurant/hotel suggestions

  • The Suites of 800 Locust are really nice! Pricey, but all the downtown hotels will be.
  • Another good steak choice is Flemings in the Jordan Creek area. There are several nice hotels around there too, most for a little cheaper than the downtown ones I believe.
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  • We had our wedding reception at the Hotel Fort Des Moines and I thought the rooms there were nice.  I haven't looked lately, but I didn't think the prices were bad, either.
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  • I've always thought the Hotel Fort Des Moines was fun to stay at too!

    Also, we've stayed at the Drury Inn in West Glen with a group of friends after a night at the comedy club and piano bar. It was super fun because we didn't have to worry about driving anywhere afterwards! And it is a pretty nice hotel-I think a suite was pretty reasonable.

    Sounds fun! Have a great time!

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  • Mmmm, I love 801, I would also suggest the Savery.  They have completely renovated the hotel and it's very art deco, interesting looking.  I think their rooms run about $119 a night!  Have fun!!!
  • The Butler House bed and breakfast might be a fun alternative. I've never been there but I've heard it was a neat experience. I hope you guys enjoy your outing!
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  • Thanks ladies!  I think I'll maybe I'll start with trying to find a good hotel deal and then choose a restaurant nearby.
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    Expectation is the root of all heartache ~William Shakespeare

    TTC since 1/08-- 2 IVF's (11/09 and 4/10)- total of 10 fert but no embryos for transfer :(

    Forced break after abdominal myomectomy

    Spring 2011 - IVF #3 - nothing for transfer

    Fall/Winter 2011 - IVF #4 - one lost twin between 7-9 weeks
    one beautiful little girl born 8/2012
  • Oooh, if you end up staying at 800 Suites on Locust, let me know what it's like.  I've always wanted to stay there for a night away with DH but never had the chance to check it out.  I would love some real-life feedback!  Good luck!
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