Ok, here's the setup. 5 adults, Fri night dinner, prime-time (probably btwn 7-8).. 2 of the adults are from out-of-town, so it would be fun to take them to an interesting, fun place with good atmosphere/vibe..Need a place that has great food, fun energy, takes reservations, and is VERY reasonably priced --entrees mostly in, say, the $14-17 range, topping out at $20 max. Wine/cocktail list is not as important as those in the group aren't big drinkers, if at all. Bonus points if we can find a restaurant right in the South End, as that is home base. But, somewhere else in the city is ok, would prefer not to drive out though. Here are the leading contenders, in order of my preference. I believe they all take reservations -- Thoughts? Other ideas? TIA.
Petit Robert Bistro
Columbus Cafe (?)
Bouchee (?) --not sure why we'd choose this over PRB tho'....