Double(/blind) Date... Suggestions?
So, my best girlfriend has made it her mission to set me up, and she's arranged a double date for the two us. Clearly, the situation is going to be awkward enough, so I wanted to pick the restaurant, to avoid recommendations like CPK or Joe's.
I'm in search of a good restaurant thats $20 pp or under with tip (no drinks, though I'm sure I'll need one), in the back bay/ south end/ fenway area, quiet enough on a Tuesday evening to carry a conversation, and preferably with outdoor seating. I don't know the guy or how adventurous he is with food, so a more conventional cuisine would be a plus.
I appreciate any suggestions you may have! Thanks again!
that's a tough price point. i was gonna suggest Eastern Standard, but you'd be over your price a little bit.
Cambridge One has just opened a second spot near Fenway-- haven't been but we go regularly to the Harvard Square original. Sleek, good for a date, interesting pizzas and salads, fairly hip but not pretentious, and you can linger if it's going well or clock in at under an hour if that's what becomes apparent. I don't know if they have outdoor seating.
Audobon Circle might work. They even have a patio out back. Do not go there before a Red Sox home game; after the game starts, however, it will probably be fine.
Another possibility might be the new CODA on Columbus Ave. I have not been there but the reviews sound promising and the price points are right on.