Our friends are visiting from NYC and want to take my husband and I out to dinner. Here are the caveats. My husband is vegetarian and is sick of going to places with 1 token veg dish that is boring. I can't eat dairy. Our friends are getting older and need a restaurant that isn't loud. Unfortunately, the only night we can go out is a Friday -- which I know is busier and therefore louder. Finally, one friend adores chocolate desserts, so if there's a place that has something extra-special that would be great. I'd like to stay within 20-30 minutes of Berkeley. Thank you for helping to solve this puzzle!