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Outdoor celebratory dining

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Hi,
It's a friend's birthday on an upcoming Friday night, and I thought it would be fun to enjoy a special meal somewhere outside. Oleana immediately came to mind, as I know they have that beautiful outdoor patio and I've read relatively good reviews lately, even though I've never been. I thought also of Dante, which apparently also has outdoor dining overlooking the Charles...that could be a good idea as well.
Anyone else have any thoughts? Boston/Cambridge area is fine. There will be 4 of us and it certainly should be a nice experience, though we prefer good food in casual surroundings...so...something in btwn lobster in the rough at Barking Crab and L'espalier!!!

Appreciate all suggestions.

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  1. The Blue Room? Tremont 647? 33 Restaurant? Eastern Standard?

    1. had lunch at B&G Oyster recently - it was excellent. They have a very cute patio out back.

      1. Coriander in Sharon has outdoor seating, but it's street-side. Still, the food's very good.

        1. Go with your first instinct, especially if you've never been to Oleana.

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