Out-of-towners looking for Boston bistro for Valentine's dinner
Friends from London (married couple) will be staying in a Back Bay hotel around Valentine's day. They asked for a recommendation for a nice, cozy place, not too chi-chi or upscale, to have a Valentine's day dinner. Preferably in Back Bay, South End or Beacon Hill.
Something like Highland Kitchen, Green Street Grill or Central Kitchen would suit them well. I would appreciate recommendations for any places in Boston that are comparable. Thanks!
280 Green St, Cambridge, MA 02139
567 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143
I love the idea of the restaurants you cite as examples, but they don't take reservations, and Valentine's Day is a tough night to dine without them: you might be looking at a very long wait, and those aren't comfortable places for that when they're crowded.
Meanwhile, the fine-dining places that do take reservations are likely offering an overpriced prix fixe. I wonder if a better strategy might be to think of less traditional venues, say, a white-tablecloth Chinatown restaurant like New Shanghai, or an Indian restaurant that takes reservations? V-Day is kind of painful.
New Shanghai Restaurant
21 Hudson St, Boston, MA 02111