Wanted: Cute cafe for late Saturday afternoon lunch in Springfield
My girlfriends and I are doing bridesmaid dress fittings Saturday morning and will need a repast about 2 PM in the Springfield area. We are adventurous eaters but do not like chains or Chinese food and would prefer somewhere that we could enjoy a glass of wine as well.
Any thoughts fellow hounds?
I thought about this last night and came up with nothing. Springfield is best for things like Kabobs, chinese, chili (Hard Times Cafe) -- which don't match with wanting a glass of wine.
There is Mikes American Grill, which is part of a small local chain -- so I don't know if that disqualifies it for you. It's good for steaks, chops, crab cakes, etc -- not adventurous or "foodie" food but always good. Their wine-by-the-glass selection is not good for wine connoisseurs but it's acceptable for casual dining (Kendall Jackson and similar -- I once had a good GSM). It's big and can be loud, not a cute cafe.
Another thought -- I can't recommend it because I've never been there but someone on this board recently recommended Savios, which is not in Springfield but it's not too far -- depending on where in Springfield you are.