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Suggestions for 25th Anniversary

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paulgardner Jul 6, 2006 02:49 PM

Thinking of L'Espalier, Radius, Clio, No. 9 Park, Aujourd'Hui or Meritage...any thoughts or suggestions?

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  1. lissy RE: paulgardner Jul 6, 2006 07:08 PM

    Of your ideas above, I haven't been to Aujourd'Hui recently enough to really give you an opinion, except that when I did go there, it was a great special occasion spot. We were seated at a very spacious table with a view of the garden and they added a happy anniversary message to our dessert. I have been to both Clio and #9 recently and while I really like both, Clio is top of my list. I think the food at both places is really good, but even though portions are not huge at either place, I think that sometimes #9 portions are way too small.

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      mhoffman RE: lissy Jul 6, 2006 07:56 PM

      I have to disagree about the portion size at No. 9, though I've almost always had the tasting menu when dining there. I've never left anything less than stuffed.

    2. Joanie RE: paulgardner Jul 6, 2006 07:59 PM

      Everyone should go to L'Espalier at least once and a 25th anniv. is a good time to do it.

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        mhoffman RE: Joanie Jul 6, 2006 08:10 PM

        ^^This is sage advice. I was taken for my college graduation. No regrets whatsoever.

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        yummsies RE: paulgardner Jul 7, 2006 02:13 PM

        i have been to each of these restaurants within the past year and i would say you can't really go wrong with any of these - they are all fine restaurants. NO.9 Park in my opinion is pretty ordinary. good food, but nothing special. Aujourd'hui is excellent and has the decor and service befitting of a big anniversary. Also, you can go to the Bristol Lounge (lobby of the Four Seasons) before dinner for a cocktail which is fun. L'Espalier is of the same calibre i believe. Clio, in my opinion, has the best and most inventive food in all of Boston though the decor is a bit on the ordinary side. Meritage has excellent food and a funky feel to it which is nice, but i feel the service is sometimes lacking. this is very long winded but hopefully gives you a sense of each.

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          paulgardner RE: paulgardner Jul 7, 2006 07:20 PM

          Thank you all very much!!

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