Hounds - my mother's plans for her birthday dinner *tomorrow night,* Thursday, fell through, and I've volunteered to find a place for the two of us to dine. But I'm in New Haven and she's in Cambridge - and I don't know what I'm doing.
Here's what I'm looking for: charm, sophistication (but not hard-edged), good service, expensive but not the most expensive, waiters she will love, cosy atmosphere, French, Italian, or something else European. a special-occasion place that you can fall in love with. parking would be good too - she's nervous about parking difficulties.
Any clues? very grateful for your help.