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Good eats for dinner in the Redwood City - Burlingame Corridor

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It's been a while since i've lived on the peninsula (in Oakland now) and am looking to make rsvps for dinner tonite for 4 around 6pm.

What would be your choices - nothing too fussy, but good food and some atmosphere. Open to most food types (excluding Chinese).

thanks!

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  1. Excluding Chinese does that include all Asian influenced? Red Lantern is good in RWC but it's Asian influenced.

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    Red Lantern
    808 Winslow Street, Redwood City, CA 94063

    1. yah, my friends aren't in the mood for Asian food right now,

      1. Here are a few ideas...I'm sure they are not the absolute best spots, but I'm taking my cue from the "not too fussy" and "atmosphere" hopes in your post

        *Sushi Sam's in downtown San Mateo
        *Luceti's on 25th Avenue in San Mateo
        *The Van's in Belmont
        *Marvin Gardens in San Carlos
        *there seem to be a bunch of worthwhile spots in downtown San Carlos, and there was a humongus thread about it that you could find with the search function
        *Old Port Lobster Shack in Redwood City (I think that's the name, on Veteran's Blvd)
        *seems like I have read that there are a plethora of good to great Mexican places in RWC, but no names spring to mind

        Hope you find a good spot!

        1. Gator's Neo Soul in san mateo for southern food with flare http://www.gatorsneosoul.com

          Trapeze in Burlingame I like there appetizers...particularly the polenta cakes with mushrooms www.trapezerestaurant.com

          Great Fish tacos in Redwood City Sancho's http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/326582 Not fussy and no reservations needed...cash only.