Any meal can be loaded with meaning. There’s no wrong way to celebrate an anniversary, a new job, a birthday, or another life-marking event — if you want to go out for a burger and fries because that fills your heart with joy, go out for a burger and fries!
What this map assumes is, maybe you feel like experiencing something a little more unique than burger and fries. Maybe you want a restaurant pushing the cutting edge of fine dining, one where the service makes you feel pampered, one where all the elements of the meal, everything from the setting to the table setting, communicates to you that yes, you are special. Maybe it will cost like, $200 a person. But that’s part of what makes it a special occasion!
If you are dropping that kind of cheddar or a single meal, you want it to not just be good, but utterly surprising and delighting, the kind of meal you’ll remember for years. These restaurants all fit the bill, whether that means exquisitely sourced local fish, a Filipino tasting menu that doubles as a cultural history lesson, or the most famous dining room in Seattle.
As usual, this list is not ranked; it’s organized geographically. Know of a spot that should be on our radar? Send us a tip by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.Read More