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Dec 11, 2007 12:00 PM

Laid back, festive birthday dinner with the girls

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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  1. What about Blue Fin on Broadway?

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

      1. 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.

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

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          1. re: jhggeyser

            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.

          2. 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.