Mom's best friend is coming to town to take her to lunch on her birthday. They want something "really nice" and I'm on the hook for ideas.
They'd like to go to Restaurant Alma, but it's not open for lunch. Ditto for the places I've thought of - Heartland, Piccolo, Bar La Grassa, Saffron, ...
My only idea so far is Lucia's Restaurant. I think they'd love it, but perhaps they would prefer one notch up on the fancy/expensive scale. Plus, I think they've both been there, and might be looking for a new place.
I need help with some ideas. No steak joints, though - as ladies "of a certain age," they're not big red-meat eaters. (Actually, my mom can scarf down a 32-oz steak with the best of 'em, but that's not what they're looking for this time.)