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Finding the right place to eat

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Finding the right place to eat

giagag | Nov 8, 2012 08:51 PM

My parents are taking me and my boyfriend into the Mission district on Saturday night out for a celebratory dinner. I'm in charge of picking the place-- so I want to strike a balance between someplace nice, and someplace affordable. My parents are budgeting $20 a head for shared appetizers and an entree each (drinks not included.)

I want them to be able to experience somewhere nice, friendly and delicious-- I recently took them to Foreign Cinema, and they loved it. I think they want to be able to reciprocate a little, with a somewhat similar experience, but they can't afford to pay $19 for one persons entree and not be able to afford anything else for that person to enjoy.

Does anyone have recommendations? I don't want to go someplace as casual as Pizzeria Delfina, but Delfina would be too expensive. (If that gives you something of a barometer!)

No Indian, no Asian (too many allergy considerations.) Preferably not pizza or pub food!

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