I'm a happy, healthy omnivore and have lived in Cleveland for almost three years. A vegetarian friend is coming to visit me in a few weeks, and I'd like to show off one of Cleveland's super restaurants-- but my favorite meals out are pretty meat-centric! I thought I might quiz the NEO Chowhounds for your favorite veg-friendly restaurants. If you have a long list, feel free to narrow it down using my other criteria:
_East side inner-ring, downtown, or close-in west side... my guest will be driving a lot that weekend so the last thing I want to do is drag her out to, say, Rocky River or Mentor.
_Good atmosphere for sitting around and talking for a while.
_Decent wine list.
I know Tommy's is kind of the obvious answer in terms of vegetarian fare but I'd really like something a notch or two above a salad/sandwich joint. Thanks in advance for your suggestions!