There must be someplace! I'm looking for a restaurant where I can have a glass of wine and a nice dinner (between $8 and $20 per entree, probably) outside in a quiet-ish location. India on Hope St almost qualifies, except the traffic seems a bit much for a relaxed meal. Z Bar on Wickenden has a lovely patio (or did a year or two ago), but the food was mediocre and the service was downright surly.
Any suggestions? Right now, we're eating takeout on our porch when we need an al fresco dinner experience, but there are some nights that only table service and someone else washing the dishes will do.