Any interesting and affordable places for a small crowd of 6-10, at least one of whom is vegan? We'll be at a conference at Copley Sq., but any place near a T stop would work too. I've been researching this board, but the vegan aspect hasn't come up much.
The operational definition of interesting is that the food is distinctive in some way and well-prepared. Moderate ambient noise is a plus -- we want to talk and catch up with each other.