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Rebecca Aug 16, 2001 09:32 AM

My parents are visiting in late August. I already have plans to take them to Oleana and Rialto. I need one more resturant for Sunday night. They are big into good food. Any suggestions?

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    Win (Boston) Aug 17, 2001 12:54 AM

    Good Sunday possibilities are Pigalle (near the Theater District) or Lumiere (in West Newton). Frankly, Lumiere is an extraordinary restaurant if you have a car to travel out the Turnpike for ten minutes.

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      Jaylea Aug 17, 2001 10:12 AM

      I second Lumiere - food is consistent, always delicious!! And it is open on Sundays from 5pm - last seating is at about 9. Definately call for reservations.

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      Rebecca Aug 16, 2001 06:28 PM

      All your suggestions are wonderful except . . none are open on Sunday. Any other suggestions?

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        Chandra Aug 16, 2001 03:22 PM

        I would also agree w/Salts, and to add to the list, I like Aspasia when I dined there. I thought the atmopshere to be intimite and lovely and the food was quite delish as well.

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          Seth Ditchik Aug 16, 2001 05:01 PM

          I'd second Aspasia; a excellent food, similar in atmosphere to Oleana but smaller, more intimate, slightly more expensive.

          There's a wonderful online resource called BostonChefs.com; they list descriptions and menus for many of Boston's more "food-centered" restaurants.

          Link: http://www.bostonchefs.com

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          Mark Aug 16, 2001 10:09 AM

          I am in "the business" and dine out three or four nights a week and I can't recommend Salts enough. I caught some grief from another chowhound about Salts a few weeks ago because they got a Best of Boston and that apparently disqualifies them from being a good reccomendation. I really think that Steve Rosen may be the best chef in Boston, and I think the overall experience of that resto is a testiment to idea of a freestanding non-big money driven resto.

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            Rubee Aug 16, 2001 01:01 PM

            I wholeheartedly agree with Salts - it's a fabulous restaurant with a warm atmosphere and wonderful food. Yes, what's up with those so-called "chowhounds" who claim that because a restaurant wins accolades by "foodies" that it immediately negates the place!!???? (and if you notice, they rarely say they've actually been there). I guess a chef and his cuisine is only worth recommending if nobody knows about it?!! WEIRD

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              JPlainRay Aug 16, 2001 05:16 PM

              Okay- I'm totally intrigued. Where is Salts? What do you suggest to order?

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                Joanie Aug 17, 2001 08:28 AM

                It's on Main St. by Central Sq., across from the Bertucci's. They have an Eastern European slant to their menu. I've only been once but you're pretty safe ordering anything I thnk.

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                  mark Aug 17, 2001 11:04 AM

                  It is at 798 Main st. Cambridge, 617-876-8444. There is not a bad dish on the menu. The Gypsy bundles are a signature dish. I love the Duck entree and virtually everything else, try the morel and potato sausage with foies gras royale, I had it last week and it was so good I almost fell off my chair. Thanks to the other chowhounds who are standing up for me. I love Salts.

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