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Feb 15, 2007 07:24 AM

Parents coming to visit...dinner suggestions in Cary?

Hi All,

Recently moved to Cary, NC.
Parents are coming to visit and we're taking them to dinner - but where?
Need something that is not too noisy or too fancy. They wouldn't like either.



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  1. xios cafe in Apex. It's a Greek place with a nice atmosphere, good food and reasonable. I think

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    1. Udupi is a superb Indian vegeterian restaurant near Chatham Square. It's a list favorite. I am also a fan of Bosphorus, an unpretentious but very good Turkish restaurant. Xios is okay, but I think both Udupi and Bosphorus are better food-wise. Beware that Xios sometimes features live belly-dancing (Friday nights I think), which is very noisy.

      1. For a meal with parents, I'd suggest Triangle Grille.

        1. Xios website shows belly dancing on 1st and 3rd Fridays, 2nd and 4th Saturdays. We took my sister and her family and shared a meat tray and many mezethes amongst the seven of us and had a great meal.

          I'm always pleased with Biaggi's. Kashin is a wonderful tiny little place for sushi. For an awesome burger and beer go to Abbey Road.

          1. Do you have any food criteria at all to help us narrow things? Are they adventurous multi-ethnically? Are they meat 'n potatoes people? Are they coming in from a big "food" city like SF, Chi-town, or NYC?

            The restaurant in Cary that has still never let me down on any meal as far as food quality is the Lotus Leaf Cafe. Not fancy, although the bad amateur jazz musicians on the courtyard patio can be too noisy sometimes. Just get a table inside to escape.

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            1. re: klmonline


              Good call on Lotus Leaf Cafe. It's one of the best restaurants in Cary, tho I've only been to a few places in the containment area. I wish Lotus Leaf Cafe were closer, I'd go there much more frequently.