For the over-80 crowd, lumbar support, decent acoustics and a little extra patience on the part of waitstaff are especially important--and really hard to find! [I'm not talking about Alzheimer's here--just normal age-related issues.]
Recently went to EVOO in Somerville with much, much older friends and had a great experience. When reserving a table on-line, we mentioned the hearing issue & were given a perfect table. The waitstaff was wonderful (attentive & patient but not condescending), the chairs were comfortable for tricky backs and no one had to shout to be heard. The food was full-on bistro fun: a nice combo of basic & whimsical with excellent raw ingredients.
Any recommendations for similar places in Boston, Somerville, Cambridge?