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DC_Dining Dec 11, 2007 12:00 PM

Hi all,

I'm looking for a restaurant that's fun, but not too pricey. Also, somewhere that has an un-intimidating scene, but good drinks. There's four of us, including the birthday girl, who is chill, unpretentious, and prefers classic American fare (burgers and whatnot). She's not the WD-50 type. Any thoughts? We're going out Friday.

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    idia Dec 11, 2007 12:32 PM

    What about Blue Fin on Broadway?

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      Rodrigo Dec 11, 2007 12:38 PM

      Five Points has great drinks and a scrumptious burger. There's always a festive vibe. Reservations are a must.

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        roze Dec 11, 2007 03:49 PM

        Maybe Metrocafe & Wine Bar? Cool kind of vibe, flights of wine and great burgers with a bigger menu of dim sum and other fare like fish. Decently priced.

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          jhggeyser Dec 11, 2007 04:01 PM

          Corner Bistro. Or The Spotted Pig. Or 'inoteca.

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            eeee Dec 11, 2007 05:34 PM

            I happen to like Little Giant - cute and comfortable and cozy, and yes, the drinks are good. Prune has fantastic drinks if you do not mind eating in a walk-in closet.

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            picklesister Dec 11, 2007 09:29 PM

            Jane (West Houston between Thompson and Lafayette) is perfect. Lots of fun cocktails. Menu has everything- salads, flatbreads, fish, burgers- lots of choices for both the safe and the (slightly) more adventurous. Plus not too pricey.

            1. LeahBaila Dec 12, 2007 10:34 AM

              Check out The Smith...great food, great atmosphere and I'm willing to bet that the drinks are good (they looked pretty damn tempting on the menu)

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