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Restaurant recommendation

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Restaurant recommendation


We are going to stay with some friends at Lakewood ranch & we would like too book a really beautiful special restaurant in advance of going to take them for a night out to say thanks for having us - i have had a look at lakewood ranch restaurants but nothing looks really special - we are looking for something thats a bit of a treat. Can someone help/ recommend somewhere? we can go outside lakewood but not sure on distances etc - we do like a drink when we get together so it would have to be taxis so wouldnt want to end up spending a fortune on the taxi! Would rather spend it on a special meal & some lovely bottles!

Can anyone help?! thanks so much.

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Well, for dinner or brunch I would highly recommend Half Shells on University. The royal Red Shrimp are the best shrimp in town. Their Sunday Jazz Brunch is affordable & delicious. Over at the UTC mall there are many restaurants. One is as good as the other. We like Brio & Seasons 52 for their great deals on their happy hour menu. We like the Cheesecake Factory for lunch & The Capitol Grill has the best steak in town, although expensive.

For taxi service, I recommend Vintage Taxi Service for both airport & restaurant transportation. The owner, Jerry, lives in Lakewood Ranch area & will give you excellent service. I've been using him for two years & have never been disappointed. His rates are fair & he has a nice & clean car. Number is 941-962-8294.

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