I'll be visiting my fave city for just a couple of days next week with my boyfriend; we're coming up from nyc (please don't hold it against me...i'm in ny for no other reason than my job!). My first priority is to find a romantic restaurant for dinner in Boston proper (we will absolutely not be traveling outside the area because we just don't have the time) that has incredible food (we're not big on red meat, so no steakhouses, please), great ambiance (dimly lit, no annoying music or cheesy decor, but not too pretentious or too trendy), and is upscale (don't mind spending $200 or so total). This will be our first trip together to Boston, so I want it to be special. My secondary goal is to find a similar type place for lunch, knowing that lunch just isn't quite as romantic a meal as dinner can be and that dimly lit is not a necessity.
I hope I'm not being too picky. I just want this to be special and for my boyfriend to love Boston as much as I do. My only culinary experiences with Boston were as a poor college student, so any suggestions are much appreciated!