reasonable & pleasant dinner in Allston/Brighton-Brookline
Four women friends like to gather in the Brookline-Brighton /Allston area for a week night, pleasant but not too pricey dinner, in a conversational venue.
All suggestions are most welcome.
Thanks in advance.
Atara around 1400 Comm Ave. would fit the bill. It tends to be overlooked but it's got pretty good new American food and interesting wines. It's definitely a good spot for conversation. I've heard the tapas place on Comm. by Washington St. is good too but haven't been. The Washington St. Tavern by Beacon and Washington is good too, a bit more of a hangout. And Duckworth Lane in that area is okay.
Here are my favorites:
1.) Washington Square Tavern: Sure, it can be a bit crowded on Fri. & Saturday nights for the great, smoke-free bar...but the food is worth it. They change the menu seasonally, the service is great and it's always good.
2.) Tasca: This is the tapas place someone else referred to...Washington St./Comm. Ave. Great tapas and a bit cheaper than Taberno De Haro on Beacon St. Pitchers of sangria and garlic shrimp or chorizo? How can you go wrong?
3.) Audubon Circle: I put this grudgingly on my list. The service usually sucks but their burgers are terrific...They make their own ketchup and have chipolte mayo. A good bar/restaurant.
4.) Atara: Always have really good food when I remember to go...Usually it's pretty empty, though. I like to eat at places that are a bit more lively. But it's delicious food and you know they'll at least pay attention to you.
Atara is located where Uva used to be. On Commonwealth Ave. about a 1/4 a mile from Packard's Corner (heading towards Harvard Ave.) on the left. One side is a wine bar and the other is a dining room...Food is definitely good...You should check it out. They just added a jazz brunch, too.