As a city dweller, I rarely find myself frequenting restaurants beyond about a $10 cab ride from the South End. For a birthday celebration, I'd like to hire transportation and organize a progressive dinner outside Boston for about 8 people. I'd like to stop at 4 restaurants and have a round of heavy appetizers at each.
Here are my constraints:
- Outside of Boston
- Great food
- Nice atmosphere
- Can accommodate 8 people (I'm sure I'll have to call and make special arrangements, but I suspect that places like 10 Tables is out due to size and some super exclusive places may not want to deal with the concept).
- All 4 places don't have to be in the same town, but hitting 4 extremely distant restaurants probably won't work.
What 4 restaurants would you pick?