Nice cafes/restaurants for graduation dinner?
I'm going to be graduating in three weeks, and I need help in the direction of picking a nice restaurant. I've lived in Boston for a year and a half, but as a student, I almost never eat at restaurants in order to save money and when I do go out to eat, I'm usually at places with cheaper prices. Makes sense, right?
The type of cuisine is not a big deal to me nor my family. The only true picky eater in the family is my 19 year old brother, but as long as there's meat on the menu, he's good. I live in JP and would like to get out of my bubble and try something really nice and new for this occasion. Obtaining a master's degree only happens once, unless I decide to give into my masochistic tendencies and do another one.
(I would also like to note that I have a family member in tow who really likes the finer things in life, which is why I'm asking you all for help instead of going to Legal Sea Foods.)
Congratulations on your graduation. Three weeks would probably make you a Northeastern or Simmons grad.
It is early in "graduation season" but I would still make a reservation quickly because the ability to accommodate large family tables in limited in many restaurants and the demand this time of year is high.
There are also conventions with more than 15,000 attendees out in the Seaport district the first two weeks in May.
I like the suggestion of Eastern Standard both for a diverse menu and for their ability to deal with large groups.
Brasserie Jo at the Colonnade Hotel would be another room that would be possible.
It might also be a good time to slip over into Cambridge for someplace like Rendezvous in Central Square.
Thanks for the suggestions, guys. My group is only going to be five people since they're coming in from out of state. I tried making a reservation online for Eastern Standard (their menu looks really nice), but they're booked solid. I'll check on making the reservations of Brasserie Jo and Rendezvous tomorrow!