Weekend before Passover -- family visting, need to take the adults out for dinner
The whole family is flying in for Passover. I can handle the seder, but didn't think about all the other meals I was going to have to serve them if they arrived on Friday. So, now I'm looking to go out for at least one dinner (probably Sunday night), 8 adults (leaving the kids home with babysitters). We need someplace not too loud so the older people can hear. It would be great if we could find a place with a round table big enough for all of us. We live in Wakefield, but are willing to drive into Town. Some of the relatives one might categorize as "food snobs" and one is vegetarian. Don't want to spend more than $75 per person. Need to be able to make reservations. Any ideas? Is Myers & Chang too loud? Maybe some place in Cambridge or Arlington?
Thanks for the suggestions!
Myers + Chang
1145 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118
I was thinking of Flora in Arlington but they are only serving the Restaurant Week menu through March 28 so you'd have to see if it suited you and your group. Elephant Walk in North Cambridge does a nice job and has lots of vegetarian options. Ditto Helmand in Cambridge near the Galleria although it can get a bit loud. They all take rezzies and I would take my food snob relatives to any of them.
2067 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140
Za in Arlington (or maybe their new Kendall Square location?) has a big table that might work (you should call and confirm first if you are going at a busy time, as I don't think they take reservations, but may hold it for a large group) - it's not loud, prices are reasonable, and they have solid vegetarian options, but it may be more casual than you are thinking - ti's more like $30-$40 total per person with beer or wine.
138 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474
Myers + Chang is loud, and seating for a group that large will not be easy there. I don’t think they have any round tables. Rialto may be a better choice. It will be quite, there are good vegetarian options, and parking will be easy (it is in the Charles Hotel in Harvard Sq.), but you might break the $75/person limit.