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Dinner for 7 Downtown

Chow Challenge: With all the new places sprouting up downtown, anyone have any suggestions for an affordable yet hip place to enjoy dinner and celebrate my birthday, with one vegetarian in attendance, full bar and decent wine list necessary...

Liberty Grill intrigued me but gets mixed reviews here

Blue Velvet seems to average $50/person which is kinda high for this crowd

Is Roy's expensive?

I've been there before, but maybe Pete's?

Thanks in advance

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  1. i believe roy's has a 3 course prix fixe menu for $35.

    1. How about Royal Clayton's? I haven't been yet but it sounds festive. I didn't like the atmosphere at Pete's that much.

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      1. re: Chowpatty

        Royal Clayton is a good idea. It's kind of like Pete's would be if Pete's were actually good, and it hits that zone between bar and restaurant perfectly. Not expensive. A great tap beer list and drinkable wine. Festive red-lit Xmas tree at the moment, too.

      2. Anyone been to the Redwood Bar & Grill?

        1. Opus isn't strictly downtown, but pretty close. $30 3 course tasting is quite nice there.

          1. There's also Pete's Cafe and Bar. Very low-key environment. The food is good for what it is and the service is friendly. There's also J-lounge. But it may get up there with Blue Velvet. Ciudad can be fun and the food is good. They also have quite a few vegetarian options and the drinks are strong.