An evening under the big spruce on the quiet corner of Grand and Olive makes for a unique experience just less than two blocks from Main Street. Regardless of the season, the Emerson rates as a hometown favorite for a special night out, wringing every drip of elegance from the early-20th-century-brick-school-turned-art-center. Whether its vegetarian food or game you seek, the Emerson is A-grade. The seating is cozy, so we recommend calling ahead for a reservation.
If you're looking for... a table for an occasion, but you forgot to call ahead for a Friday night in high summer, consider dining at the bar in John Bozeman's Bistro.
Prices: Spendy, entrees start at $18 and the ribeye is almost $40.
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