I'm trying to figure out a place to take my husband for his birthday (the two of us plus our 12 year old son who likes everything but fish). I am searching for something not terribly expensive—something like $200 for the three of us (we won't drink much)—but that still feels like an occasion. I was thinking of Balaboosta (downside: too casual?) or Casa Mono (downside: I don't really like small plates myself) or WD-50 (probably too expensive, and we've been there--though not for a while). Also, I want to be able to make a reservation. We ate at Aldea recently and loved it....
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