Looking for chow destination
Taking hubs out for his b.day next Wednesday night. We like to try a new (to us) restaurant in Boston or Cambridge. Went to Rendezvous last week w a friend and LOVED it. He likes to eat everything but prefers a festive atmosphere NON pretentious or formal. A few I'm considering are Teatro, Eastern Standard and Cafe Umbra. What's your pick or any other suggestions.
Cafe Umbra is great. The food is delicious and I love the atmosphere. One word of caution...the drinks are potent and large, so plan accordingly.
My wife and I enjoy Central Kitchen very much. Great food, great wine, very comfortable atmosphere, and consistent and nicley paced service as well. We've never been disappointed.
When I hear festive and not pretentious I automatically think East Coast Grill. This place has great energy and delicious food. Not necessarily a "special occasion" spot but one of my favs.
I like all of the spots on your list, too. Teatro definitely has a bustling vibe and the food is great; I enjoy eating at the bar at Cafe Umbra; and I've heard good things about Eastern Standard.
Another favorite that's truly one of Boston's best is Ten Tables. Very small and intimate, totally unpretentious with just really good food.