I'm having dinner with a girlfriend Friday night and I'm stumped. A long time 'hound, I feel like I keep recycling the same places for a fun night out...over and over.
We're both in our early 30's, both single and would love to find a new place for dinner & have a good post-meal cocktail and potentially make some friends at the bar (ahem). Our usuals tend to be Silvertone, Douzo, Washington Square or Beacon Street Tavern(s), Toro, Franklin Cafe, Bin Enoteca, Grotto, etc.
I'd like to aim for entrees under the $20 mark so we have spare room in the wallet for a few drinks.
Any suggestions? I've heard Excelsior might be worth checking out? What about the new place in the South End that replaced Nightengale?