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Birthday dinner (KC)

amyzan | Feb 11, 2009 01:39 PM

My mom requested dinner at Justus Drugstore restaurant for her birthday, which falls on a Saturday this year, but they happen to be closed that day. I'm looking for suggestions on a good second choice. She says she should leave it to me, because I know restaurants better (ha!), but I'm unsure. She didn't care for Bluestem, though she mostly liked the food. The American is too formal for her. She used to like 40 Sardines for weeknights. I'm not sure where we can get a similar combination of relaxed atmosphere, attentive but homey service, and fantastic food, the way Justus excels. I was thinking of Michael Smith, but she really doesn't care for trendy places where she feels out of place (she's in her sixties,) and I'm concerned she won't be comfy there on a Saturday night. I've also considered Room 39. I'm thinking of taking her out for lunch and making dinner at home at this point, because it's hard to find a relatively quiet, relaxed place on a Saturday evening. My other thought is seeing if she'd go for an early res, so there'd be less chance of a boisterous crowd earlier on. Any thoughts, places I'm overlooking?

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