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Oct 17, 2007 10:22 AM

Dining downtown? please help

So tonight my girlfriend and I are going to a concert at the Orpheum Threatre downtown, what are the dining options? my girlfriend said shes in the mood for a "chain-like" restaurant where she could get appetizers and a salad, any recs?

p.s. we are coming from the valley, so anywhere in between is cool. thanks

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  1. Best chain-like restaurant in downtown is Roy's ... and the apps there are fantastic.

    1. Roy's is downtown, "chain-like" and has good apps and salad.

        1. re: Obessed

          As between Roy's and the Palm, Roy's definitely has better bang-per-buck, though neither is cheap. There's also Daily Grill, and McCormick/Schmick's, downtown if GF wants a REAL chain experience...

              1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                Roy's is good because it's nothing like a chain restaurant even though it is one.

                When you say she's in the mood for a "chain-like" place, what kind of chain is she talking about? Morton's? CPK? Daily Grill?

        2. eat at the bar at arnie mortons...7th & Fig.

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          1. re: JE33

            yeah shes in the moond for like a mimi's,cpk,red robin,islands type of deal.

            1. re: AdamFoodie

              Then I'd go to the Daily Grill probably. As far as Daily Grill's go, it's a pretty nice location. There's also Liberty Grill, which isn't a chain but might as well be. It's tough to recommend places because part of what makes a chain a chain is that it's sort of bland and generic.

              When she's feeling more adventurous, check on Roy's.

              By the way, the Orpheum theatre is a gem. You'll love it. Grab a drink next door at the Broadway Bar.

              1. re: 9thandBroadway

                And if the OP ends up at the Daily Grill they are offering their lobster pot pie now as well as a special on local spiny lobsters split and grilled with a side of lobster risotto and fixed another way that I am blanking on at the moment.

          2. if she's in the mood for cpk, red robin, islands kinda deal, just take her to one of those.
            roy's does have a delicious butterfish that i highly recommend though.