139 "Casual Weeknight Dinner" restaurants in Boston.
A good casual weeknight dinner spot is hard to find. It’s a step above a make-your-own bowl place, but not somewhere you’ll need a reservation. It shouldn’t be too expensive, you should be able to talk instead of shout, and your dinner shouldn’t take more than an hour. These spots do it all.
Yume Wo Katare is a popular ramen place in Cambridge where you’ll be urged to share your dreams after the meal.
Gustazo is a fun Cuban place in Porter Square with a big menu of small plates and good cocktails.
Kava Neo Taverna is a tiny South End Greek restaurant that serves a lot of food you’ll think is perfect.
Taranta is an Italian-Peruvian restaurant in the North End that more people should know about.
The Laughing Monk Cafe is a Thai-Japanese restaurant in Mission Hill that has some sneakily great sushi.
Kirkland Tap and Trotter is a very good casual American restaurant on the Cambridge-Somerville border.
Ban Toi is a great casual Vietnamese restaurant in Dorchester with a few dishes that have the potential to save a bad day.
Babbo is an Italian restaurant in the Seaport with some really good pizza.