I am planning a birthday dinner (for myself) for the 21st (Tuesday night), I am thinking of trying one of the Brasilian places in Allston, but I am a bit worried I will be disappointed. There will be approximately 10 people, I am looking for a reasonably priced place but it doesn't have to be super inexpensive. I want the food to be very good. I was at Super 88 today so I decided to stop by Green Fields and take a look around, the buffet looked OK but not spectacular, the room was very nice though. I have never been to Cafe Belo, but I was just looking at their website (in portuguese for about 5 mins until i realized that I could read it in english too). The menu for Tuesday night does not sound very exciting. Is it any good?
I have enjoyed eating Brasilian food in Somerville (at cheap, pay-by-weight places) but I wouldn't say that these places were "special" or worth a birthday dinner. Is Cafe Belo any better? How does it compare to Oasis in Medford? (I haven't been there either but have heard good things). I think I might prefer a pay-by-weight place to Green Fields (which is fixed price $20), assuming the food was just as good.
My other idea for my birthday dinner is Taiwan Cafe so we can try the wintertime Hot Pot special (along with other dishes i'm sure). I think that costs about 15 dollars per person.
Any other suggestions for my dinner are welcome (south side of the charles river preferred). Thanks in advance,