Special night out near Woods Hole?
We're leaving the baby with her grandparents for the evening, and going out for dinner for the first time since she was born! We don't know the food scene there, but that's where the babysitting is, so that's where we'll eat! So can anyone help?
My first choice would be: within a 20 minute drive of Woods Hole, quiet atmosphere (no TVs), good service, and delicious food and wine. Any price point is fine: it may be another three months before we go out again, so we can splurge! Extra bonus points for paper-covered tables that we can draw on to amuse ourselves and each other (whether or not that's appropriate in a nice restaurant is another thread entirely).
I know our choices might be limited, since it's the off-season, so it's not likely that The Perfect Place exists. I can compromise on anything but the drive time and the delicious.
We like all kinds of food: spicy, meaty, veggie, fancy, plain... As long as it's delicious.
Thanks for your help!
Thanks for the suggestion of Osteria La Civetta. It seems like just the place we were looking for. Unfortunately, we didn't make a reservation, and we decided not to wait the projected half hour to 45 minutes for a table (this was early on a Saturday evening).
Instead, we made the terrible decision to go down the street to Roo Bar. Oh dear.
I ordered the osso buco, which was actually a lamb shank. A dry, dry lamb shank, served over gorgonzola-pear risotto, which was somehow both pasty and gritty, as well as being far too rich. Bleah.
I could go on, but the bottom line is that Roo Bar is style over substance; a place where good ingredients go to die an over-garnished, under-appreciated death.
Next time, we'dl happily wait 45 minutes at Osteria la Civetta, which looks charming.