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engagement recc's

ScubaSteve | | Nov 9, 2006 03:49 PM

a co-worker is getting engaged in december and has asked me for a few recc's on restaurants.

the couple is in their late 20's, maybe early 30's, and not very up to date on the Boston chow scene.

i want to steer them to a place that is not too loud and has a nice, but not imposing feel.

i think the food should be simple and straight forward and a staff that isn't too snooty for folks that don't order on the cutting edge.
i want parking to ba a non-issue so a lot or valet is a must.

that said, my current thinking is either Mamma Marias, with a nice window seat overlooking the square, or, Ruth's Chris, for the room and familiarty of the food. i was also thinking Mistral because i think their current menu would be approachable. i would not reccommned Clio, Radius or any other gastro-delightful places as i feel the food, if they even understood it, would overshadow the occasion.

any help?