Our book group (6 women) is looking for a place for an early dinner on a Tuesday night, after we visit the MFA for the Sargent exhibit. We're considering Brasserie Jo and Tico. We'll be discussing our "book of the month", so we'd like someplace where it will be sufficiently quiet to do that. The museum closes at 4:45 on Tuesdays, so the restaurant there is not an option. My guess is that Brasserie Jo will be pretty quiet at 5pm, and that we'd be able to find a "quietish" table in a corner of their large space. I'm a bit concerned that Tico might have a "happy hour" crowd, and I'm unfamiliar with the layout of that restaurant.
Can anyone confirm or challenge either of my assumptions? Or offer an opinion one way or another?