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Nov 29, 2007 11:52 AM

Downtown suggestion for dinner with parents

open to what you've got.


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    1. It would help if you were more specific with location and budget.


      1. These are great recs. And depending on your budget, there's Water Grill.

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        1. re: mollyomormon

          Definitely Water Grill, or maybe Patina.

        2. Engine Co. 28, Ciudad, Blue Velvet, Nick & Stef's

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          1. re: mbh65

            agree w/ nick and stef's, water grill, and cafe pinot, but i'm not sure if blue velvet is right, though it certainly depends upon the parents.

            traxx might be another interesting choice given the atmosphere.

            morton's for steak.

            1. re: Emme

              Yes, "it certainly depends upon the parents". I'm the 51-year-old parent of a 21-year-old (how the hell did that happen so fast?) and would like to think he could take me anywhere. Yet when I take my parents (77 and 80), both of whom are adventurous eaters, I have to consider the noise level and ambiance.

              1. re: whatsfordinner

                My parents are a year older than you are and while I'm sure I could take them anywhere, a place that that has a DJ at night would be low on my list. If I'm at dinner with my parents I want to catch up with them, not dance with them.

          2. The Palm on S. Flower is nice - really good steak and lobster.

            THE PALM
            1100 S. Flower Street

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            1. re: omakase

              Has anyone been to Riordan's new place? Would it qualify as downtown and parents (think so, not sure though).

              1. re: gadflier

                I've been. It's not really a place I'd take my parents.

                1. re: mollyomormon

                  It's not really a place I'd take ANYone.

                  Is Thousand Cranes still good? I used to think it was a lovely room with decent food if they don't get much Japanese.

                  1. re: mlgb

                    I was there probably six months ago for lunch. Food was still decent and the setting was still beautiful. It couldt be a very good place to take parents who might be freaked out by traditional sushi but would enjoy california rolls and teriyaki chicken.