Classics Inside the Intercontinental Hotel & Conference Center, 9801 Carnegie Avenue, 216-707-4157.
While the elegant ambiance, professional service, and meticulously prepared food at this very urbane and upscale dining room make any occasion feel distinctive, the pleasure gets kicked up a notch when guests are celebrating a special event. From the pianist's well-timed rendition of a favorite song to the little chocolate banner inscribed with edible best wishes, the warm recognition never flags. So what if money can't buy you love? It can obviously purchase a truckload of pampering, and sometimes that's gift enough.