restuarant for group near sophia's
Can you please suggest a fairly reasonably priced restaurant for a group of 8 twenty something women for a semi-rowdy going away party on Saturday night? The resturant needs to be near Sophia's and take reservations. We tried the Cactus Club, but they don't take reservations. Thoughts?
Sophia's itself serves food but I don't know much about it, tapas I think. My suggestion would be to go to Sonsie which isn't too long a walk and a real short cab ride. A bunch of 20 something gals will have a fun time there and it's good, esp. if you want a little more upscale than the restaurants in the Fenway.
In the Fenway there are Linwood Grille (BBQ), Brown Sugar Cafe (Thai), Sorrentos (Italian). There are also Japanese, Mexican, Brazilian, and others that I do not know the names of. I've only eaten at Linwood and Brown Sugar, and like them both. Although Linwood would be more appropriate for a semi-rowdy crowd.
There is also a new Italian place on Comm Ave in or just outside of Kenmore Sq. But I haven't seen any reviews of it.
I think this may be just the place . . .
On Kilmarnock street, just three blocks from Sophia's is Linwood Grill and Barbecue. The odd thing about Linwood, I have found, is that while their barbecue is not bad, the best menu items are those that are not barbeuce items. Really good American/Southern/Carribean/World specials. I've probably eaten there more than 20 times and it is nearly always very good. I am not sure whether they take reservations, but I suspect they might for a large group.
My favorite items there:
Any of the inventive daily specials
My fiancee also loves the salads. There's usually a great spinach salad and a buffalo shrimp salad, too.
While this all sounds like basic stuff, it is done remarkably well by an excellent chef.
They also used to make a great watermelon margarita, which they may or may not still do!