My husband and I are being treated to an anniversary dinner out this thursday night. We've lived in Boston for a while and definitely have our favorite places (Prezza, Clio, Hammersly's, Fugakyu, etc). But here's our issue... we have an 18 month old and we both work full time and for the last 18 months we have been very out of touch with the local food scene. I try to keep up with this board but lots of the names are unfamiliar at this point. Could anyone recommend a couple of new places that would be worth a long-awaited night out (without a toddler)? We want this to be a great meal - price isn't really the issue but we don't want to spend a ton just for the sake of splurging. What are your favorite newcomers (over the last 2 years?). We can go anywhere in the general boston area.
Thanks so much in advance.