I post this every once in a while, as my brother-in-law comes to visit from NYC --and wants to go out to a great restaurant, usually on Sunday nights. Food needs to be excellent, of course, but just as important is a vibrant, energetic, busy crowd. That's obviously not hard to find on a Friday or Sat night, but Sunday gets a little tougher. Money is no object, but I think the really high-end places will tend to be more subdued and that's totally not his style. Not picky about the type of food --probably not Asian but anything else is likely a go. We've been to Scampo, Towne, Island Creek Oyster --they were all good choices. I'd love to head back to ICOB but he doesn't want to go to the same place twice (yes, he's a bit high-maintenance.) Anyway, suggestions? How about Bondir? Or is that fairly subdued? I also know some spots aren't open on Sunday nights, so there's that. Any recs/suggestions appreciated. Oh, also, it needs to be a place that we'll take a reservation, unless we can pretty much be assured of getting a table without a wait on a Sunday evening at around 730. Coppa or Toro could fit the bill, but the no reservations thing could be a drag (tho' does Coppa now take them?) Anyway, recs much appreciated, thanks.
1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118
215 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114
253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118
Island Creek Oyster Bar
500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215
279 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139