With all the new restaurants that have been popping up all over Oakland, I need some help with my Saturday night planning. It'll be a first date, but I'm hoping there will be more to come.
Seeking: A place that's not-too-loud and not-too-fancy; for dinner and drinks; no dietary restrictions.
Willing to travel as far north as Rockridge and into Berkeley.
Restaurants under consideration: Penrose, Mockingbird, Hopscotch, Mezze, Osmanthus, Box and Bells, Nido.
My dear Chowhounds, think you can help me out?