I'm planning a birthday lunch for next Saturday in Newton and am wondering what the best restaurant would be for a sit-down lunch that is not dim sum or buffet. The celebrant, who will be 90, is probably more familiar with American-style Chinese food than more adventurous fare. Rice Valley gets the "just ok" rating from me but is probably the lead contender at the moment. I haven't been to Jumbo in Newton Centre in years because it was so terribly bland. Is Ginger Root any better? I would prefer to stay in Newton but if there's a better option in a neighboring town, please let me know.