Looking for affordable dinner: Saturday at 10:00, quiet, steak, shrimp
A good friend (no, really!) is looking for a first-date restaurant, probably BYOB, where quiet conversation is possible, with steak and/or shrimp on the menu, and the total bill is around $50 for two. Probably not too adventurous (e.g. not Khmer Kitchen).
Beyond Friday, Saturday Sunday and a few others, I'm stumped. Please help out if you can.
Mr. Martino's would be perfect if you didn't need steak and/or shrimp, I don't believe either is on their menu. But quiet conversation is certainly possible, the atmosphere is great, the food is good (not stupendous), and two people can have apps, entrees, and dessert for under $50.
Thanks for suggesting Matyson. You're right: it would be quiet at 10 and it would probably cost more than $50 total. Even at a place like L'Angelo, it's hard to eat for that price.
Maybe there's a market for a BYO with an excellent, but limited $20 prix fixe menu that includes straight-forward entrees and somewhat more adventurous apps.
Gnocchi near South St (BYOB) would be in your price range. They were doing a thing on weekdays where two people dined for $30 or something like that. They might still be doing that. Last time I went it was quiet because no one else was in the restaurant. Might be more crowded on weekends and it's a tiny space so it would get loud I imagine. Decent Italian food.