Despite reports elsewhere that Lindsay Lohan was begging her mom Dina to come spend time with her and give her support, it was her dad Michael who the troubled starlet turned to Saturday night and only RadarOnline.com has all the exclusive details.
Lindsay had an early, low-key dinner with Michael at the popular Joans on Third restaurant. They were joined by two of Lindsay's friends.
"They seemed really relaxed and enjoying themselves," an eyewitness tells us.
"There looked to be some good family time going on. Lindsay looked fabulous and was smiling and chatting away with her dad."
The group enjoyed a selection of cheeses, small sandwiches and other appetizers at a cozy table tucked in the back of the celeb-favorite eatery.
"Lindsay barely ate but Michael sent her home with four huge bags stuffed with prepared dishes he purchased from Joan's take-out counter.
Wearing jeans and a black wrap, Lindsay didn't have on any make-up but got her bling on with a stunning bracelet that Michael admired.
"Michael really did seem totally enamored with his daughter," our source says.
Lindsay is facing a felony grand theft charge and a possible probation violation on her DUI conviction. Both carry possible prison terms.
Lohan's next court date is February 23.