Anyone up for a personal challenge?
Trying to find a reservation for 8 people sometime between 7-8 pm (7, 7:30, or 8 is fine) for Saturday night....in Kenmore/Back Bay/Brighton/Allston/Brookline/Cambridge. Non-chain, spending up to about $50/pp (more is okay for the right spot). Preferably non-Asian (I see that Basho has openings). Anything else is pretty much fair game/okay.
It's for a 30th birthday dinner (thrown together rather last-minute), so a somewhat nice environment for a group dinner preferred (in other words, not looking for a sports bar).
Had my fingers crossed for the wine & tapas place in Washington Square but they said they're already booked. Then I thought about any of the other WashSq places now, but it seems they're ALL full.
Other ideas? Thoughts? Criticisms? Comments?