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Plotting My Birthday Dinner

So, I am anticipating that my boyfriend is going to ask me where I would like to be taken for my 33rd birthday. I want to have a great answer! Somewhere romantic. Somewhere with a good, but not terribly expensive wine list. Somewhere with entrees around $20-30. Not a steakhouse or seafood place. I live in Somerville, work in Cambridge, and would certainly go to Boston, but don't want a 40 minute drive to dinner. (I have a car though). Where should I suggest? Thanks in advance!

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  1. Can you give us suggestions as to what restaurants you've been to with those parameters so we can avoid recommending them? My immediate first thought was Gargoyles, but if you've been there, I'd think you'd want some place different.

      1. You are both on the right track. I have not been to Gargoyles, and I thought of that as well. I loved Oleana when I went there (so therefore a perfect recommendation) but probably want to try somewhere new. I can't think of too many other places that I have already been that fit the bill. Keep the great ideas coming...you're on the right track.

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        1. re: cheesecake

          Since you probably spend a lot of time in Camb. and Som., maybe come into Boston for Meritage and get a window table overlooking the harbor. They're definitely in your range, esp. if you get the smaller plates which are still good sized. Davio's or Prezza push the $30 limit but you can share or stick to apps. and pasta. Not overly romantic but great rooms and fun. Taranta in the north end is a cozy little room.

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