The accountants are clamping down on us at the flugelbindery (probably rightly so). I've got to arrange a business dinner in the Davis Square area (but Harvard or Central could be ok) with a max of $40 pp all inclusive (drinks, tax, tip) and we need to be able to afford a bottle of wine too. So if I'm doing the math right that works out to an almost-impossible $20 pp on the food.
(For comparison, based on board recs I took our last group to Scampo, which was very good but came out at $60 pp all inclusive. The accountant put me in solitary for a day.)
Finally, the place has to have a reasonable decor and be not too loud (so we can talk).
Is this mission impossible?
Ethnic eateries seemed to be a natural option, so I thought of Barada (Lebanese food having saved me from many a similar situation last year in London). Do you think it checks out by the above? The place needs to be sufficiently attractive so that clients don't think we are skimping, which I suppose we are (being forced to).
Any other thoughts? Ideally we would be in Davis, or say a 15/20 min drive from Davis (putting Harvard, Central, etc.) in range. (The time before we were at Green Street Grill, which almost fit the budget, since no one had dessert, but I'm hoping not to repeat that....)
Finally, for our next dinner I've booked Gran Gusto, again based on board recs -- might it fit the above?
Thanks for your ideas and suggestions!