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Another cheap dining question, now in Napa

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Another cheap dining question, now in Napa

elliora | Jul 9, 2008 06:37 AM

Ok so anyone who looks at my posts will know cheap but good quality is a recurrent theme. What can I say, the economy sucks, and fine dining was the first on the chopping block.

Anyways boyfriend's best friend has a new girl and they are going for a weekend to Napa. Friend wants us to join them for dinner to meet her and I assume break the tension a bit! Friend is already splurging on the wine train (wouldn't be how I spend money) so he is with us on not wanting to spend a ton on dinner. My dilemma is that we are driving 45 minutes each way for a very rare nice dinner without child in tow. All the destination places seem to be $30 plus an entree which is out of our range. I've searched the boards but the cheaper places seem to get mixed ratings. So my question is what places would you recommend AND what dish is consistently good (especially at a hit and miss place) Hopefully this place exists because I can't remember the last time we spent more the $30 total on dinner (sigh..) Being such a foodie I would love a memorable meal. Thanks in advance!

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