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40th Birthday Dilemma

trishaluna | Oct 17, 201111:14 AM

My husband is turning 40 in two weeks and after months of discussion, he has finally given me an idea of how he'd like to celebrate.
He decided that he wanted a nice dinner in a nice restaurant and have some good steak.
He wants all the close family to come, which is about 16 people. The dilemma I have is that in our group of family, not everyone can afford to splurge on a steak house type of experience. We can do the splurge but unfortunately we cannot afford to pay for other's meals. We've eaten at many steak houses/restaurants (No. 9 Park, Ruth Chris, Morton's, Palms etc) and sometimes I don't even think the cost is worth it anyway. Maybe with No 9 Park but that it is plus we don't really like large chain restaurants. We both know that we can't probably get it together to be celebrated near his actual birthday but he is okay with the dinner occurring sometime in the next month. So now I'm stuck trying to find a place that he can get a good steak but has relatively affordable options on the menu ($20s for entree's is okay) that are reasonable for the whole crowd.
I had a great rib-eye at the Eastern Standard once, so I was thinking of contacting them. I've also had some nice meals and private dining experiences at the Sel de la Terre on the waterfront but I'm at a loss after that. Any suggestions out there? A place that is a nice, feels special but isn't going to bankrupt our guests?

Thanks all

No 9 Park
9 Park Street, Boston, MA 02108

Eastern Standard
528 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

Sel de la Terre
774 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02199

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