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recommendations for a delicious, romantic, graduation dinner

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hi -- i'm finally finishing my master's graduate studies and want to celebrate by (what else) eating! i've been living in cambridge for a while, so i'm familiar with the offerings, but i think it's also time i need to discover something new. it'll just be me and my bf, so romantic is a nice touch, too.

ideal specs: genuinely delicious, not pretentious, a step up from everyday dining, palatable to grad student wallets, and creative. i dont mind high prices as long as they are really really deserving.

some places that i was considering: oleana, sel de la terre, mamma maria. i'm still looking for the perfect place.

any recommendations would be appreciated! thanks!

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  1. I think Oleana if you can be seated in the garden would be lovely. Don't really consider Sel de la Terre to be very romantic..but if you haven't done Salts you should give it some thought. Pricey but worth every penny and if you chose wine carefully you should be okay..it is elegant and intimate with wonderful food and owners...Congrats!!!

    1. Maybe you should come over to Boston and try Meritage. If you get the smaller plates, which are still good sized, you don't have to break the bank. Nice wine, nice view on the water, nice place for a celebration.

      1. If you don't mind coming out to the "burbs" I would suggest Catch Restaurant in Winchester. It is small, excellent menu heavy on the seafood and nice atmosphere. It is run by a husband and wife team and the food is always excellent. I would say the prices are about average for upscale dining in the Boston area but the good news is you won't have to pay $20.00 to park. There are usually a choice of 8 or so appetisers and about the same number of entrees. all the desserts are made on the premises and they have avery nice wine list with a wide price range. Check out their web site for more info.

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