bestia or lucques for birthday dinner?
taking the GF out for a birthday dinner in a few weeks on saturday night and have reservations at both. she'll be coming from an event from downtown, so bestia is more convenient (i've never been), although i have no problems making the drive to melrose.
i've been to lucques once before and loved their food and outdoor patio, but was wondering if anybody had strong opinions one way or the other. i'm holding seats at the charcuterie counter at bestia if that makes any difference.
lucques is a shade more than i want to spend, but i realize that bestia may come out to the same amount. one bonus is that the GF doesn't drink...