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Cool Places for Parents to Grab Dinner

Easy, unique date ideas can make those rare parents' nights out feel more exciting. Here are a few places that you can grab a bite to eat and enjoy a few hours away from the kids.

Capital GrilleChestnut Hill, $$$$
Traditional steakhouse fare is impeccably presented to beef-lovers. Service is truly exceptional, as waiters take pride in their efforts.
Coach GrillWayland, $$$
The Coach Grill, on the site of the original Red Coach Grill, in Wayland, introduces guests to a unique dining experience focusing on fine quality food and five-star service.
Craigie Street BistrotCambridge, $$$$
This charming restaurant has deservedly earned national acclaim. A most wonderful dining experience full of flavor and a Provencial ambience.
Diva Indian BistroSomerville, $$
Chic little Bistro in the heart of Somerville's Davis Square. Complete menu changes daily and includes soup, salad, appetizers, entrees, fresh baked Indian bread and dessert.
Enoteca BriccoBoston, $$$
Enoteca Bricco is an upscale Italian Restaurant located in the heart of the North End. A fine choice for white tablecloth dining and contemporary Italian cuisine.
Fugakyu2 Locations, $$$
Fugakyu consistently serves very good sushi, and the variety of sushi entrees offered makes for a quality menu through and through. Great food, good service and worth the extra $$.
La Summa Cantina ItalianaBoston, $$
The restaurant prepares my favorite red sauce in Boston, and all of the food is delicious. You must leave room for desert (the canollis). La Summa also sports an adequate wine list.
MantraBoston, $$$
The menu at MANTRA is a sophisticated blend of French flavors and techniques, emboldened by subtle Indian 'accents,' yet the ingredient list is based on New England fish, seafood, poultry, and produce.
Naked Fish6 Locations, $$
Popular local seafood chain differentiates itself from the rest with a dose of Cuban flair.
Oishii2 Locations, $$$
Oishii serves a variety of foods including Japanese and Sushi. The sushi menu options seem endless; and the rolls are filling and of the highest quality.
Ole Mexican GrilleCambridge, $$$
Excellent Mexican food, including a new summer Mexican Tapas menu. Top notch service, and he guacamole is made fresh for you, right at your table.
P.F. Changs China BistroBoston, $$
Excellent food, very affordable.
Romano's Macaroni Grill3 Locations, $$$$
The Macaroni Grill offers reasonably-priced pasta, steaks and fish in an attractive yet very kid-friendly setting. In fact, you can draw all over the tables!
Tempo BistroWaltham, $$$$
Tempo's menu of American bistro menu includes everything from Kobe beef burgers and grilled pizzas to braised short ribs and pan-seared duck breast. The bar/restaurant has an inviting upscale yet casual ambiance.
The Elephant Walk2 Locations, $$$
The Elephant Walk serves complete menus of both French and Cambodian Cuisine that includes both traditional and original dishes.
Top of the HubBoston, $$$
Top of the Hub is a full service, 145 seat, white table cloth restaurant and 190 seat bar lounge serving lunch, dinner, late dinner, Sunday brunch, and private functions.
Tremont 647Boston, $$$
A Boston favorite, Tremont 647 is a bistro that's small enough to have a wonderfully familiar atmosphere and worldly enough to have one of the most exotic menus in Boston.
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