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Hi there --

I want to go out to dinner with my parents tonight and here's what we need:

- quiet
- delicious
- medium-priced

thoughts? I was thinking Bay Wolf but the reviews here are so tepid. And we've been to Jojo's already.

Thanks,
Sarah

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  1. I forgot to add that my father doesn't like anything spicy and is only a sort-of adventure eater.

    1. Relatively quiet places:

      Citron
      Lalime's
      O Chame
      Olivia

      Has anything taken over the space that was recently Le Theatre? That's always quiet.

      1. I had a really quiet, delicious lunch at Dopo yesterday.

        There's also Soizic in downtown Oakland.

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        1. re: Lillian Hsu

          I don't think Dopo's quiet at dinner unless you go really late.

        2. Thanks for the suggestions. I agree that Dopo will not be quiet; I haven't been to any of the places on Robert's list (I'm new to the East Bay) so I'll be excited to try.

          1. I actually love Bay Wolf - it's not innovative food, but they do a couple of things really well. I almost always get the duck liver flan (really just a generous slab of mousse), whatever iteration of Liberty Ranch duck is on the menu, and creme brulee. I did once order filet mignon that came cooked a tad overcooked, and a friend had coq au vin that wasn't as tender as she'd liked. But I've never been disappointed with the duck, the Au Bon Climat pinot (specifically bottled for Bay Wolf), and creme brulee.

            Rivoli's another option. Their menu's looking particularly upscale-comfort food tonight.