elaborate downtown request
OK, I have a lot of requirements for this meal:
dinner place downtown that can get two people in and out in 1 hour, maybe one hour ten minutes, between 6:30 and 7:30pm
located somewhere between lincoln heights and the disney concert hall.
free parking, or within walking distance from disney parking lot.
vegetable and fish eater friendly
$20 entrees or below, max
should be semi-special
i would just do my chinatown stalwarts, but it needs to be a little more special (and leftovers would just be wasted, and i usually order enough for 3 more meals when i go to chinatown)
i really appreciate any ideas! thanks!
How about Promenade Ristorante, right behind the concert hall?
710 West 1st St (at Hope St.)
The only place I can think of that fits the free parking, quick eating and low cost requirements in that area is Phillipe's, but their specialty isn't vegetarian friendly and I wouldn't consider them a special occasion place for the most part.
I haven't been, but the website mentions the Concert Hall Cafe. It seems like more of a deli or cafeteria than a restaurant, but it should fit most of your other requirements. hth.
Pete's Cafe & Bar (corner of 4th and main), there's always been street parking the couple of times I've been there. It's a lovely space, high ceilings, exposed brick. The food is good, nice variety, and entree's come in under $20. They're accommodating, service was efficient & friendly, it couldn't hurt to mention that you're on a tight schedule.