It's almost May. And if you're a college student, you know what that means: end of classes, finals soon, concert season, and, eventually, commencement.
In the small town of Norton, Mass., families scrambled for a reservation at the few nice restaurants in the area. Last year, after I graduated, we went to a bar called Maguire's in Easton, known for its eccentric food items like "Roasted Pumpkin, Apple and Cranberry Pizza" and "Lamb Lollipop Chops." I couldn't have asked for a better restaurant celebration with my family and my boyfriend's family after a long morning in a hot stadium.
Finding that special restaurant in your area should be a top priority. The right restaurant -- a restaurant that makes you excited to be there -- can make everyone at ease.
In Boston, a notorious college city, there are many restaurants you can visit for graduation dinner. I've only lived here for a year or so, but here are my 3 top picks.
P.S. Parents, you should be making reservations now, because these places will fill up. College students, if anything here catches your eye, forward the link to your parents!
For food and a show, check out The Beehive in the South End. Enjoy creative main dishes and cocktails out on the patio while a jazz band serenades your family. Make reservations for before 3 p.m. to try the (slightly cheaper) brunch menu.
This is an option for your family if they're willing to shell a few extra bucks for a great seafood experience overlooking the Boston Harbor. Book a table on the second floor, and then after dinner, head upstairs for an amazing view and a dessert cocktail.
Looking to experience good Italian food near the Boston Common with a big group of people? The staff at Maggiano's are experts at serving large groups. There are several dining rooms, and reserving a spot in a smaller one will afford your family more privacy at no extra charge. It is a chain, but it has way more charm than Bertucci's, and everything is served family style in unlimited amounts at about $30 per person.
Where did you go for graduation dinner in Boston? Where are you planning on going this year, wherever you are?