I'm drawing a blank...need suggestions for a non-chain, non Mall restaurant. Something with memorable food, nice atmosphere, but not a bank breaker. Our guests are from Vancouver so I want to impress, but Maestro, Colvin Run and 2941 are out...as is Mexican and anything with lots of garlic (so typical Italian).
I'm looking for inspiration from my Hound friends. The only places I've come up with are J. Gilberts, but we go there all the time, and Argia's which may be an issue because of the garlic restriction.