dinner near Brandeis
My boyfriend and I are going to a concert at Brandeis tomorrow. First, we're meeting up with his folks and having dinner. Any recommendations? We've looked up these places: Carambola, Il Capriccio, New Mother India, Solea, Tuscan Grill. Isn't Carambola owned by the Elephant Walk people? Thanks for your suggestions.
Good price range, that pretty much puts several options, such as Lumiere, Il Capriccio, Tuscan Grille, and Casa Mia out of range. You'll probably run up a pretty good bill at Carambola too.
Here's a few suggestions, and I'm sure others will add more:
Jake and Earl's on Moody St. (BBQ)
Mi Terra on the upper end of Moody St. (Honduran-Guatemalan if I recall correctly)
New Mother India, which you mentioned, for Indian.
Tacqueria Mexico, on Charles St, is really good.
Ritcey's, also on upper Moody St, is good for a non-atmoshphere but good quality seafood meal. A better choice for your scenario may be Waltham Seafood on Main St.
A few miles away, in Watertown Sq. on Galen St., is New Ginza for sushi. I haven't been yet, but my sources rave about it.
Despite the terrible name, I have heard that Tom Can Cook, on Moody St, is pretty good Thai.
Lumiere in West Newton is also reasonably close by, and far better than any of those you list. But it may be extremely difficult to get a reservation at this late date. Worth a try, though.