It's a friend's birthday on an upcoming Friday night, and I thought it would be fun to enjoy a special meal somewhere outside. Oleana immediately came to mind, as I know they have that beautiful outdoor patio and I've read relatively good reviews lately, even though I've never been. I thought also of Dante, which apparently also has outdoor dining overlooking the Charles...that could be a good idea as well.
Anyone else have any thoughts? Boston/Cambridge area is fine. There will be 4 of us and it certainly should be a nice experience, though we prefer good food in casual surroundings...so...something in btwn lobster in the rough at Barking Crab and L'espalier!!!
Appreciate all suggestions.