Birthday dinner restaurant
I'm a bit at a loss - trying to come up with a restaurant for husband & sis-in-law's birthdays.
Just to give you an idea of where we've been for "celebratory" meals in recent years:
Benatti (now closed)
The Blue room
ICOB (Sun brunch only)
We don't want to splurge, so no Clio, O Ya, Menton etc. We like places that serve seasonal menus and preferably from local sources. Ideally entrees < $25. Not a big fan of small plates restaurants, nor trendy/noisy/loud "to be seen" spots. We prefer places in Boston/Cambridge instead of the suburbs (sis-in-law lives in Cambridge and doesn't have a car).
We are looking to dine on a Saturday - but we can do Saturday lunch too if there are places that have good food but too trendy for us at night. Thanks in advance.
I was just there a couple of weeks ago. I do not think it ever closed--it added a bar to a separate, but attached space. Journeyman is ambitious, but its dishes are both hits and misses. The level of service does not consistently meet expectations for a restaurant of its price level.
I would definitely add T.W. Food to the conversation - They have a prix fixe option that is reasonable, and ordering ala carte, I think most entrees are in the 20s or so. Definitely seasonal, not a "small plate" place and it is exactly the atmosphere you are looking for.