My uncle from Chicago is coming to town next weekend - he said he wants to eat at Durgin Park - my wife and I immediately went 'yuk! no way!' so we are in search of alternatives. We'll have a group of about 8 adults. Aside from ourselves, the rest of the party are fairly unadventurous eaters.
We're thinking about North End, but with a party of 8, want to find a place that will take a reservation on a sat night. We're able to eat on the earlier side (7ish or earlier) which I know makes some places more willing to take a reservation and large group.
We've thought about Artu as well as Antico Forno - I know Artu will take a reservation. Any other ideas that match combination of good food and able to accomodate a large group?