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Recs for tonight, quiet, great food, romantic? New and special?

Coast Jun 9, 2006 03:47 PM

we have a last-minute babysitter and need a night to ourselves. looking south end, north end, even cambridge. ethnic is great or not.

  1. cassoulady Oct 26, 2009 09:41 AM

    Erbaluce would be my choice. Its relatively new, creative and delicous and the room is intimate.

    1. ineemeeny Oct 26, 2009 07:43 AM

      For the South End, I'd go for the bar area at Petit Robert Bistro. (The dining room is a lot louder).

      In Cambridge, it's a bit pricier, but I love Ten Tables Cambridge. Definitely quiet and romantic and the food is excellent.

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      1. re: ineemeeny
        CreativeFoodie42 Oct 26, 2009 08:09 AM

        I'd second both the Petit Robert Bistro (in the South End) and Ten Tables (Cambridge), although I've never found the PRB dining room to be loud. My other favorite romantic spots include Erbaluce, No. 9 Park or L'Espalier, although the last two are a bit pricier.

        1. re: ineemeeny
          Blumie Oct 26, 2009 09:34 AM

          Of course, given that the OP posted over three years ago, I suspect it's a little late for new suggestions.

          1. re: Blumie
            CreativeFoodie42 Oct 26, 2009 09:53 AM

            Ha! I didn't realize. I'll blame ineemeeny for the more current response :-p

            1. re: Blumie
              ineemeeny Oct 26, 2009 12:19 PM

              Hahaha, oops! I'll take the heat. But I'm new here. Just getting the hang of things. :)

          2. m
            mary celona Jun 9, 2006 06:35 PM

            Mistral, but don't forget reservations.

            And another favorite of mine, is to drive up to the North End, right up the cobblestones to Mamma Maria's, to the valet in front of the restaurant. And yes, you need reservations here to. Have fun.

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