Since we are eloping in the South Pacific, we thought it would be nice to celebrate with our friends with a nice dinner in the summer. We are looking for a restaurant with a private dining room in the Boston area or beyond. The top priority is food/service, it is extremely important that the food is consistently very good and the service is top notch. The group will be a mixed crowd (not many foodies), so we are trying to avoid ethnic restaurants or high end establishments. The budget is around $100pp including food and drinks and we would prefer to avoid restaurants that charge for the room or have high minimum charges.
Our first choice is Eastern Standard but it looks 50/50 that they will expand their private dining area by this summer. Other recommendations have been Mamma Maria due to their wonderful private rooms and the Harvest outdoor area (only available during lunch), but we have had mixed experiences with both restaurants.
Any new ideas or recommendations would be appreciated.