so I asked on another message board and got this answer: an ISU alum, Chris Patterson, will be opening an Italian chop house called Pazzesco (Pad-Zee-Sko.) It's to open in late July. One answer also said there's a Pazzesco Facebook page that Chris Patterson is updating, but didn't give the actual page name.
I still haven't found that FB page.
My favorite is Aunt Maudes for a business dinner. They get it.
When I had an office in Ames we had many meetings there. They were super good about figuring out seating so we weren't at a table next to a competitor or another client. More than once my assistant made reservations last minute (usually because I forgot to tell her) and they always made it work.
Dublin Bay is good for lunch or a more relaxed meeting.
GeAngelo's is nice. Home made pasta and pizza. Nice wine and beer selection.
I love a good pasta!
Ditto, I've always had success at Aunt Maudes for a business dinner. Haven't been for a while, but Audubon's at the Gateway Center use to be a nice setting as well.
Unquestionably the finest dining to be had in Story County is to be found at The Cottage on Broad in Story City.
The decor is a little dated, but the food is top notch. The owner is a CIA graduate chef.
Plus you can reserve one of the upstairs old bedrooms and have your own meeting room.
It is also a great place for a date with the old lady.
Do they still do their grill specials for lunch during the summer?
I really think we would need a better idea of how uptight and or laidback these people are. Cause there are tons of options, as have been stated alot of them are can't miss.
ill throw my vote behind, Aunt Maudes, Cafe Shi, and the Cafe.