Looking for festive, decorated restaurant for dinner in December
- Jpan99 Oct 19, 2012 11:10 AM
I know it's only October but I like to plan ahead! My monthly dinner group is always looking for something festive for our December dinner where we usually enjoy a nice meal and exchange gifts.
We had a terrible dinner at the Concord Inn a few years ago (terrible as in both food and service) but the atmosphere was wonderful. Holiday decorations, warm atmosphere, fireplace... Would love to find something with atmosphere and good food.
Would prefer Metro-West area as we live in all directions and getting into the city is a pain for some. Something with entrees in the $20s or less preferred. Any thoughts? Was thinking Cafe Escadrille but I've never been and I have no idea if they get festive around the holidays.
Not a top favorite all around for me, however, The Monday Club at Upstairs on the Square in Harvard Square is at that price point and does decorate nicely for the holidays (and I am pretty sure they have a fireplace but don't use it) - the Zebra Room is kind of wildly decorated and out front by the park - good for a group if you want some degree of intimacy without a private room. The service is always fine and the food is fine to good.
Yes, agree with the Wayside Inn. It is always beautifully decorated for the holidays and the service is good. I always see lots of small groups there, especially in the large main dining room. There are several fireplaces in the various rooms. The food quality is definitely a couple notches above the Concord Inn (which I agree is meh) but it is not high end, fine dining.