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10th B-day tonight, mid-Peninsula

captainzen Jan 18, 2008 03:40 PM

My youngest daughter turns 10 today. We're doing her "party" tomorrow, but tonight she wants to go somewhere for dinner where they'll sing to her. I'm willing to set aside my usual aversion to chain restaurants, but really really (really!) don't want to go to Chevy's or Friday's. Anywhere from, say, Menlo Park to Burlingame, would be great. Any ideas? Something different?

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  1. doctorj RE: captainzen Jan 19, 2008 02:02 AM

    bucca de beppo in palo alto.. fun place, big portions, decent (don't expect anything spectacular) food.

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      lovetoeat64 RE: captainzen Jan 19, 2008 08:35 AM

      You might try Apus Wok & Grill in San Mateo. It is a new restaurant I stumbled across that serves Asian Fusion food. The prices were reasonable and the food was very tasty. It just off of 25th Ave on El Camino in San Mateo.

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        LPCagain RE: captainzen Jan 19, 2008 09:01 AM

        Max's Opera Cafe - in the Stanford Shopping Center - has waiters who will REALLY sing Happy Birthday:).

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          captainzen RE: LPCagain Jan 19, 2008 10:48 AM

          Thanks for the suggestions. folks. We ended up at Macaroni Grill. Could been better, coulda been worse... I forgot about Max's, that might've been better.

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