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lumiere, flora ... any suggestions for a b-day dinner?

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NoShoGrl Aug 17, 2006 01:12 AM

i'm taking my best friend out for her big day, i haven't been to lumiere, and it's been years since i've been to flora. i'd rather not go into boston, any other suggestions??

  1. limster Aug 21, 2006 12:00 AM

    How about the festive Karoun for Armenian/Middle Eastern in Newtonville? Great mouhamara.

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      mollydinsmore Aug 20, 2006 09:22 PM

      would HIGHLY recommend Lumiere! they also have a tasting menue sunday through thursday evenings...much like restaurant week.
      Even the bread and butter are amazing, and i think that speaks well for any place.

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        Northstar22 Aug 20, 2006 07:22 PM

        If you are dining in Arlington go with Ristorante Olivio across from the Cinema. Call ahead if you want something special prepared and the owner will oblige even if not on the regular menu. I had a party for my wife's b-day 8 couples and he prepared my buddy and I stuffed calamari which was incredible. Very nice wine list as well. Good Luck!

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          nickinacs Aug 18, 2006 03:18 AM

          For a treat outside of Boston, Stellina in Watertown Square is excellent or Bistro 5 in Medford.

          1. Trixie Too Aug 17, 2006 01:53 AM

            I would take Lumiere over Flora. I find Flora iffy and the menu pretty limited. You might also want to try Scutra in Arlington or Tryst in Arlington. Scutra has never disappointed us. Tryst, for the last few visits, has been very good as well.

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              carolinekrantz Aug 17, 2006 01:19 AM

              Neptune's Oyster in the North End is well worth the trip if you are a sea food lover- and the oysters don't hurt!

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