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Evan Oct 16, 2001 12:26 PM

I'm looking for a nice place to take a girlfriend for a birthday dinner. Looking to spend $100 or less with wine and nice ambiance is a must. Any suggestions? I ate a the Truc and enjoyed that immensley.

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    abb Oct 17, 2001 04:39 PM

    I have never had a bad experience at Aquitaine. The room is small, but does not have that over crowded feeling. It is not a cheap meal, but I feel as if it is worth it. Their steak frites are an absolute must!

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      Joanie Oct 18, 2001 07:47 AM

      Not to quibble cuz I enjoy Aquitaine, but don't you think their tables are way too close to be considered an intimate place for a b-day dinner? I'd feel like the people next to me would know every single thing going on.

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      david k Oct 16, 2001 02:30 PM

      Try South End Galeria on Columbus. Interesting traditional Italian menu, great calm service, romantic without trying at all to be romantic. Entrees hover around $20.

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        Susan Oct 16, 2001 02:17 PM

        Intimate in the South End and under $100. Can be a tall order to fill but believe On the Park meets your criteria. Its a charming littel place that won't break the bank. Enjoy.

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          Joanie Oct 16, 2001 12:39 PM

          I was just at Icarus a month or so ago and it was really nice. Not as crowded and loud as some South End restaurants. Interesting menu, good service, cute little bar area.

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            Jupiter Oct 18, 2001 03:55 PM

            I second that vote! Icarus is the best place for romantic delicious birhtday's Ask for a booth, and if you happen to talk to the Bar tender (Tom) and/or the host (John) tell them that Rachel, (the hostess with the mostest) say's Hello, and that i miss them.

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            Mark Oct 16, 2001 12:33 PM

            Try Claremont Cafe, good food, tiny resto, small but well thought out wine menu

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