In August, about 8 women are coming up to Boston to have for some Beantown fun. Mani's, pedi's, a walk in the park, a visit to the psychic, who knows! What I do know is I'd like to take my great friend to a fun yet good meal where a party of eight isn't a crowd but the scene's not so loud we can't talk and catch up. Any suggestions? I'd love a North End joint, but think it might be a bit too reserved and Bricco's not the right vibe. Perhaps Oleana? Eastern Standard? Rendezvous? I'm only a few months into Boston so am not an expert and am open to any and all suggestions (including after hours where we'll sauce her up a bit!).