This is my perpetual restaurant problem: Where to go for dinner and drinks after a movie at E St. Cinema. My friends and I tend to default to Asia 9, Harry's Tap Room, and Clyde's, but I'd love to hear any more interesting suggestions. The criteria are as follows:
Within a few blocks of E St. Cinema.
Can actually get a table for 4-6 people without a reservation, waiting too long, or squishing into a crowded bar a la PS7, Matchbox, Passenger, or Zengo.
Decent food, so not Vapiano, Austin Grill, Hard Rock Cafe, or Gordon Biersch.
Friendly to vegetarians and someone with a shellfish allergy.
Open late on weekends.
Any suggestions to help shake up our routine?