My best friend just received a long-awaited promotion, and I offered to take her out to a nice place to celebrate.
But I'm running out of ideas!!! I want to take her somewhere she hasn't been to yet, which rules out a lot of good options.
I can tell you that her favorite restaurant in the Boston area is Lumière. If I could find somewhere that is comparable in quality and price I'd be golden.
Unfortunately, she doesn't particularly like Japanese or Indian food, which rules out my beloved Oishii and my new fave, Tamarind Bay. L'Espalier is out of my league, and Aujourd'hui and Clio nearly so. Chez Henri, Les Zygomates, The Harvest, Oleanas, Rialto, and Casablanca we have been to enough that they are no longer novel. Hamersley's we both find disappointing.
So that's what I've ruled out; I hope it gives an idea of the range I'm aiming for. Any suggestions would be MUCH appreciated!
Many thanks in advance,