I went a little crazy and reserved five places for two dinners and need to whittle it down.
First - a little about my group. Four or five college friends (1 from Austin, 1 from Hawaii, 1 from DC and 2 from California) meeting in the middle to catch up over drinks...likely many drinks. We're all married w/ kids...except one vigilante who may never settle down. We're all in our mid and late 30's so we figure we might as well have some good food while we're at it.
All these places were recommended and I don't know which way to go. We obviously aren't looking for "intimate" or "romantic" but a decent scene/vibe would be fun. We'll be well-dressed...but in jeans (no holes in our jeans). Two of the guys decided to go veggie on us a couple of years ago so I'm working under those constraints (one of them eats fish I think) - so a pure steakhouse is likely out.
Any help is appreciated - I just saw a topic on Wink vs. Parkside and I'm trying not to hijack it - since I'm choosing between a few more places I decided to start my own thread. I promise to report back.
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