A friend is taking me out for lunch in the Rockridge area and wants someplace "nice." She's not an adventurous eater and would probably not like Asian or Mexican (unfortunately). The restaurant should have wine by the glass. Wood Tavern is too noisy, she says. I might suggust Oliveto, unless I sense that it's more than she wants to spend. If we do go there, should I reserve ahead for a Thursday lunch? From what I've read here, the cafe is not so good? Or am I wrong about that? What about the newish place on the corner near TJs, Cafe Lyon? Any other ideas? Elmwood would also work. Her favorite place in the east bay is Nizza La Bella, if that helps. I want to choose the "right" place. (She's my MIL.) Thanks.