Just moved to the Framingham area from Boston (damn having a child and needing space) and trying to fine a nice, romantic spot for our Anny. We would go into Boston or Cambridge but this is our first non-relative babysitter and we want to stay close to the area in case of emergency. Looking on all the regular websites and asking coworkers who live in this area, there doesn't seem to be a place that jumps out to us. Wildwood and Alta Strada seem alright and get decent enough reviews, just don't have the "WOW" factor. Farmstead Table piques me, but not the wife. Belmont and Waltham have some nice choices, but might be out of the radius of where we want to dine. Any good options?
(Oh, I originally was going to have us dine at Coach Grill because I have driven by that place nearly every day for the last 9 years going to work but I looked at the menu and immediately scoffed at the prices. Not because I wouldn't spend that much on dinner because I have, but because it seems like you aren't getting anything special for that price. If we went to Russel House Tavern or Craigie on Main, we'd spend probably less than Coach Grill and I'd know I'd have an incredible meal.)
Anyway, any places in Metrowest that delivers like a Russel House Tavern? Or are we setting our sights too high and our best options are decent to pretty good steakhouse or Italian restaurant?