Just wanted to say thank you for all of the birthday suggestions. Last year plans to eat at Aquitaine fell through d/t a big snowstorm, and this year my birthday falls during restaurant week. Not sure where I will end up, but I appreciate the help.
Also, thought I would pass on a favorite cheap place: Eo Noodle, on Rt. 9 in Framingham (outbound side) across from the Stop & Shop and Star Market. The Dan Dan Mein noodles are great!