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help choosing a restaurant

goodhealthgourmet | Jan 9, 200811:07 AM

ok, my parents are coming for another visit from ny, and dining out is always an issue with them...they have high standards, and have gotten very particular over the years. one of the biggest issues is the noise factor - they can't handle extremely noisy restaurants. plus, they're used to new york city quality & service.

dad & i are going to providence the first night, but mom is deathly allergic to seafood, so she won't be joining us for that one, and i'd like to do one more really nice meal that she can enjoy - obviously the menu can't be too seafood-centric.

i can't get a table at cut, and craft is pointless because they have it back east.

they've already been to spago, josie, valentino, angelini osteria...i'd like it to be high-end food, but not fussy, and preferably not too much of a schlep from their hotel in beverly hills, which pretty much disqualifies saddle peak lodge or anyplace downtown.

right now i'm thinking jar, mélisse, grace or lucques. which one would you choose?

i'm also open to other suggestions...maybe all' angelo?

or should i just go for the tried & true steak - arnie morton's or the grill on the alley? [we hate mastro's.]

they always torture me with these decisions...help!

thanks :)

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