I'm the adventurous foodie, my husband is the meat guy, my stepson is the sweet, hesitant-but-curious 17 year old vegetarian.
We have a newish tradition of going out for a good meal for birthdays/milestone events - restaurants are good politically neutral territory, neither mom, dad or stepmom's house.
I kept a close eye on board discussions of ethnic/excellent/veggie friendly/meat oriented places in the Boston area, and headed to Coppa last week as a result. Score! Everybody happy!
Istanbu'lu sounds like the place to try next, as does Toro. Anybody else in a similar situation have favorite spots you want to share? Doesn't have to be uber fancy/pricy, just good.
Extra points if it's on the quiet side; it's hard to work on your family dynamics in the midst of the loud/hip crowd.
PS the kid's a vegetarian, but not savvy enough to ask if the arancini risotto was cooked in chicken broth... and we don't always tell him. (bad parents, I know)