Do you have any advice on where we should go for exceptional food and a nice atmosphere? We're looking to spend up to $250 per person, including tax and tip and some drinks. We'd prefer Boston restaurants, as we spend a lot of time in Cambridge.
We've been to L'Espalier and loved it. We weren't very impressed by No. 9 Park -- it was fine, but didn't "wow" us -- so we're somewhat suspicious of Menton and the other Lynch restaurants, although we're up for being persuaded otherwise. We love Japanese food but can't tell if O Ya is worth the money, or whether the portions will be adequate.
The one thing that is pushing us towards Menton (despite our wariness about B. Lynch) is the fact that Drink is supposed to be excellent. Do any other comparable restaurants have nice bar areas, and/or good bars nearby?
Thanks for your help!