hello chowhounders! i'm having some trouble thinking of downtown dining venues for dinner with a couple of my girlfriends...we like tasty food in a cool environment, with good service, & affordable ($10-20 entree). cool meaning bar marmont, not ketchup.
i've thought about - r23, cafe metropol, Mode (the new 24/7 cafe in the fashion district), Cicada. or say screw it & go to Yang Chow?
any opinions? feel free to chime in. thanks!