I want to take my mom out for a birthday dinner Saturday night, and I know she'd love someplace where we can sit outside, on the water. I've been trying to think of a good place in Boston, but can't come up with anything. My criteria: not a clam shack, not a real upscale place, not a place full of drunken 20somethings. Someplace where a group of five or six of all ages would feel comfortable and where the food is great. We're willing to do North Shore, South Shore, or the Cape - just not *too* far down.
I already posted this on the NE board, and may get better responses there, but thought I'd give the Boston board a shot too.