Hey there Chowhounds,
I have a guest coming in Friday and I'm looking for somewhere to enjoy an early (6PM) Friday dinner. The idea of going to a Todd English place has come up, and I know Olives has taken some flak from posters here, but I've heard Figs is still good. Is Figs definitely the superior place, or has Olives rebounded recently?
We're looking for Italian for the night and I had thought of somewhere like Figs or Harvard Gardens. How well do these places rate? Is there somewhere that would be a better choice for us? If Figs is good, is the Beacon Hill location better than the Charlestown spot? I'm open to any recommendations, but it seemed like these places would suit us well.
Finally, any recommendations on somewhere for dessert?
I appreciate any help you guys can give me. Thanks a bunch.