Going on Wed. with friends to a film at the Orpheum Theater downtown. We need to be there by around 7:20 so we're looking for something quick but decent for around 6PM. Ideally, we'd like something in walking distance of the Orpheum (which is at 842 S. Broadway).
For what it's worth, the publicity material for the event recommends the following:
Cicada (probably too fancy for our quick meal)
Ciudad (probably too far and we've been there too often)
Clifton's (too cafeteria-like??)
Pete's Cafe and Bar (don't know this one at all)
Smeraldi's (don't know this one at all)
Water Grill (way too pricey for our quick meal)
Any advice or other ideas???