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A Chow challenge: cheap veggie-compatible EV-area restaurant with atmosphere

hikaruhana | Dec 2, 201105:29 PM

Hello fellow Chowhounds,

I have some friends coming in from out of town for dinner next Saturday night and I've got a little bit of a challenge on my hands. Here are the criteria:

* Dinner for four on a Saturday night
* Cheap (they are very budget conscious)
* Veggie-compatible (one is a vegetarian)
* Good atmosphere (i.e. no fast food but a nice sit-down place)

I know the EV pretty well but somehow I'm drawing a blank here. I was told 'no Chinese food' so I'm wondering if their palates are going to be up for any of my favorite Japanese izakayas or not. I'm thinking a more traditional sit-down restaurant. Any thoughts? I thought of taking them to Lombardi's and then Veneiro's but the price may be problematic for them. Other than that I've come up with Chat n Chew, which is fun but not necessarily quiet or conducive to having long conversations.

Any thoughts?


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