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uncle lou Oct 6, 2006 11:48 AM

I'm being taken out to dinner by a vendor and have the choice of Radius or Clio. Which one and why?

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    ptrefler RE: uncle lou Oct 6, 2006 12:27 PM

    Clio - a clear winner, the food is really good, interesting and the service is amazing. At Radius your food will be very tall, period...

    1. ScubaSteve RE: uncle lou Oct 6, 2006 12:33 PM

      Clio. an easy decision.

      1. lissy RE: uncle lou Oct 6, 2006 01:10 PM

        My vote is for Clio too.

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          olivialy RE: uncle lou Oct 6, 2006 01:21 PM

          Clio, for sure.

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            kate used to be 50 RE: uncle lou Oct 6, 2006 01:25 PM

            Clio. Why? The food just "sparkles". Radius - good food, but attitude reminds me of the old Locke Ober.

            Enjoy!

            1. BostonZest RE: uncle lou Oct 6, 2006 01:31 PM

              Clio! We find ourselves going back there from time to time. Radius does not call to us in the same way.

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                FoodFemme RE: uncle lou Oct 6, 2006 01:49 PM

                I'd pick Clio.

                1. heathermb RE: uncle lou Oct 6, 2006 01:59 PM

                  I'm going to add my vote for Clio. Absolutely my favorite restaurant in Boston for inventive food and phenomenal service.

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                    Bostonbob3 RE: uncle lou Oct 6, 2006 02:37 PM

                    Get the tasting menu at Clio.

                    1. MC Slim JB RE: uncle lou Oct 6, 2006 07:38 PM

                      Wow, lot of Radius vs. Other choices lately. I'll chime in once again -- I had a very disappointing Radius visit recently:

                      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

                      My take on Clio is that has become quite overpriced as its fame has grown, and I really dislike the smell of Uni wafting up from downstairs, particularly noticeable in Clio's bar and detectable from some tables. As cost isn't an issue on someone else's tab, try to get seated as deep into the dining room (away from the bar) as you can.

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                        yumyum RE: MC Slim JB Oct 6, 2006 08:34 PM

                        Slim, that's the very first time I've heard anyone complain about the smell of Uni wafting up to Clio. I totally trust you, but the way people here complain about the ventilator in North Street Kitchen or smelling like a burger after Bartley's (the former I've never noticed, the latter I can vouch for), you'd think someone would have brought this up in the past. Very interesting observation.

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                          MC Slim JB RE: yumyum Oct 6, 2006 09:03 PM

                          I don't have a hypersensitive nose, and I think it's really noticeable in the bar, less so at the near tables in the dining room. I think I've mentioned it every time I've commented on Clio in the past year. Of course, if I'm actually sitting in Uni, it's fine.

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                        Bostonbob3 RE: uncle lou Oct 6, 2006 08:46 PM

                        That is an interesting observation. And it begs the question: does the smell of Clio ever waft down into Uni?

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                          Winemark RE: uncle lou Oct 6, 2006 08:49 PM

                          Clio hands down. Sublime food

                          1. Bob MacAdoo RE: uncle lou Oct 6, 2006 08:57 PM

                            I'd say that at 13-0, the verdict is a landslide for Clio.

                            Radius never stood a chance..

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                              fenian RE: uncle lou Oct 6, 2006 11:10 PM

                              Is it possible to dine at the bar at Clio?

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                                BostonZest RE: fenian Oct 7, 2006 03:29 AM

                                We always dine at the bar. That way we feel we can go more often. Sometimes we split an entre or have two appetizers. Often my husband will want much more to eat than I do. So bar dining works for us.

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                                muffy0110 RE: uncle lou Oct 7, 2006 09:27 AM

                                new question ( sort-of) clio or no.9 park?

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