We want to take our 14 yr old daughter out for a post middle school graduation meal and would like someplace special but informal and fun. Her palate is as transitional as the rest of her -- meaning not fully developed -- pasta, pasta, pasta, salads, fried food, sweets, nothing spicy. Favorite restaurants tend to be "dives" (Cuban-chinese rice and beans joint, a rather authentic and fabulous Japanese izakaya place but which has basic decor and is a bit rundown). She enjoyed a meal at Dovetail but was freaked out by the attentive service, amuse bouche items, etc. Loved Chickalicious, but that's not exactly a meal. Am thinking about tea at Lady Mendl's. So, ideas welcome!