casual but really tasty in the larger Newton/Watertown/Brighton area?
We are looking for a mid week really tasty but easy on the wallet casual dinner with friends for dinner and conversation. Anywhere in the larger Newton area is fine, the cuisine can be anything.
Second Kouzina for comtemporary Greek in Waban. Also recommend Karoun in Newtonville for Armenian.
La casa de pedro in Watertown. I recently discovered this restaurant. Really good food, a spacious patio for outdoor dining, sangrias, and I believe entrees are below $20. There's also a good variety of entrees, something for everyone.
I have some photos on my blog:
Cafe Sol Azteca in Newton Center is also good for mexican. Has outdoor dining as well, but I would still choose Pedro's over it.
I introduced my friends to Paddy's in West Newton, and they loved it so much it became a weekly event. (Irish pub, American fare)