A friend of mine and I are going to a 9:45 movie at the Laemmle Monica and plan on having dinner beforehand. She wants healthy vegetarian food and wine or cocktails. She does not want Italian or anything very expensive (more than $20 for a main dish), so these are some choices I'm considering:
Kay N Dave's--I know it's not a Chowhound favorite. I was there seven or eight years ago and didn't find it memorable, but it seems to have a lot of healthy vegetarian options, and some of the things sound okay. Also, is one location better than the other?
California Vegan--I haven't been there recently either but I think I recall they have organic wine? Is that okay for dinner?
Shamshiri Grill--I like their vegetarian menu, and I know they have wine.
Does anyone have any thoughts or strong feelings about the above possibilities? Or any other suggestions? As points of reference, other reasonably priced favorites of ours are Rahel, Bulan Thai, Fraiche (only ordering veg of course), The Park, M Cafe de Chaya, and Indo Cafe.