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Parents Meeting Parents: Help w/ Casual Dinner in Charlestown, North End, West End

berriehappie | Jun 18, 2011 07:45 AM

Sooo...

I'm in desperate need of restaurant suggestions this coming weekend. My mother, her best friend and myself are heading to Boston for a special trip. While there, we're meeting my fiance's sister's family (they live in Boston), and my fiance's parents. This is the first time the parents are meeting :)

So, my question: we need a low-key, casual dinner spot that satisfies two very different groups of people. Parameters:

-Parents are staying in Charlestown, so we're hoping to stay in that general area (though wouldn't be opposed to other neighborhoods)
-Nothing particularly exotic - spicy foods don't sit well with one parent.
-Another cannot eat garlic - so there goes Italian.
-Trying to avoid anything too expensive/"intimidating"
-Family-friendly - we'll have two little nieces with us (ages 8 mos. and 3)
-Not a must-have, but easy parking would be a plus

I thought casual seafood might be a great choice as far as pleasing everybody, but I'm having trouble finding a spot.

Any help would be MUCH appreciated! I'm much more used to picking dinner locations for the food-adventurous 20-somethings we pal around with, so trying to incorporate parents/kids/picky palates is a challenge :)

Thanks so much!

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