Have to think of two places for dinners next week with 6 to 8 out-of-towners in the office. Sadly, they need to be reasonably priced, gone are the spendy business dinner days.
So far, I have come up with Del Frisco’s Grille (borderline on price), Osteria Nino (decent food, zero atmosphere), or Legal Seafood in Burlington; Red Heat Tavern or Waxy O’Connors in Lexington (proximity to the office being the big draw for these); Summer Shack or Gran Gusto in Cambridge; Naked Fish in Waltham (but haven’t been there for years, maybe a bad idea). Surely there are other places I am just not thinking of. We used to go to Il Casale in Lexington Center but the last time was such a bad experience I doubt we will return. For reference, what would make this group the happiest is if L’Osteria in the North End were only 10 minutes away. I so miss Café Luigi in Bedford for that reason!