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Dinner Suggestions for a visitor from NYC

Elyse Mar 4, 2001 02:56 PM

This weekend I'll be coming to Boston and looking for a place for dinner on Saturday night. We will be staying in the Back Bay area but I'll have a car and I don't mind traveling up to about 20 min., though South End would be first choice! (I lived in Boston about 10 years ago, so I'm very familliar w/ Boston and the surrounding area) We are looking for a restaurant that has GOOD food. Italian or French Bistro, American,etc...(Not Asian) Not super fancy,but some atmosphere would be good! price is not that important. Last time I visited, I ate at Lumiere, which I thought was quite good, but, would like to try something different. THANK YOU VERY MUCH IN ADVANCE!

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    Leslie Mar 4, 2001 05:39 PM

    Go to the North End, and do the tasting menu at Marcuccio's on Salem Street....Extremely creative Italian....

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      Food Maven Mar 4, 2001 06:44 PM

      South End? Try Icarus. Was there 10 years ago when you were there and is still terrific. I think it is on Shawmut ave?? But not sure. St. Cloud's was down there too a few years ago but can't remember if it still is. Franklin Cafe is another one to try but is really small so get there early.

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        Kitty Mar 4, 2001 07:53 PM

        I second the Franklin Cafe suggestion...it gets a good crowd though, so go early for dinner! St. Cloud is no longer there. Try Aquitaine, a French bistro on Tremont, right opposite Geoffrey's. Good wine selection, reliable food. Better still, try Truc, about a half bloc from Aquitaine on Tremont, GREAT food!! (However, there is a new chef since I was last there).

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