Even if you really like your in-laws, picking a place for dinner with them can be stressful. There’s a lot to consider: the restaurant should be nice but not ultra-expensive, plus quiet enough that they won’t need to shout when asking you, for example, whether you’ve finished up your wedding thank-you notes. Of course, the food and service also have to be good. Don’t get overwhelmed. Pick one of these 10 spots.


Ema is perfect if you’re terrible at making small talk. That’s because everything on the Mediterranean menu is meant for sharing. So a lot of the dinner conversation can center around passing things around the table, and whether or not people need more bread. Because the food comes out as it’s ready, this is bound to continue throughout the entire meal. And incidentally, everything you’re passing around will taste really good.