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I'm getting together with some college friends in November in Scituate. Any great places a group of 40-something women (who still think they're 20-something) would enjoy in that area? Thanks?

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  1. There is a somewhat new bar that is pretty cool in Scituate. It is called Bentley's Tavern...somewhat upscale British feel to it. It is on the same property as Famous Pizza (same people own both). Decent selection of craft & imported beers. I believe they now serve bar food, too!

    1. Scituate MA or Scituate RI?

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      1. re: JaneRI

        Oops! Scituate, MA. Should I be posting this on the Boston board?

      2. No, I think they like to keep that specific to Boston and the immediate burbs....Scituate MA definitely belongs here. Unfortunately I'm not familiar enough w/the area to have any recs. I'm sure someone will.

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        1. re: JaneRI

          Well, Scituate has Barker's Tavern, which is lovely; expensive and somewhat stuffy. Then there is the Mill Wharf, I think that's the name anyways, which has great views, but the food is not consistent. I would head to DiNero's in Cohasset. They recently put on a huge addition, with an incredible bar area where you can kick back and enjoy the food and casual atmosphere. I've had the veal oscar (only on the menu as a special on Mondays/Tuesday); baked stuffed lobster (bargain prices at lunchtime)and a spicy pasta with chicken; all of which were delicious. The owners also opened a new place on Nantasket Beach. I haven't been yet, but it's where the old Blackies was, right on the beach. Also, on Nantasket is Schooner's, a favorite standby for fish; sandwiches and pizza. They have a nice bar/loung area, the dining room is kind of 70s. Have fun!

          1. re: Pegmeister

            Indeed, you cannot make a mistake at DeNeros. Sad to say that is not true of their new place on the beach. Perhaps they are still settleing in, however the food quality between the two places are like night and day. For me, the extraordinary views of the beach location, cannot make up for a ho-hum menu.

            That said, if you do navigate to the beach, then Brdgemans is the place to go. One of the Whalberg brothers is the owner chef, and a wizard at the oak fired grill and ovens. Located almost across the street from DeNero's new beach restaurant, it has become the "go-to" restaurant when in that area.

        2. Thank you! I will definitely look into DiNero's.

          1. I would definitely recommend the Mill Wharf in Scituate harbor - they have a fine dining restaurant downstairs with a great view or a pub upstairs (same great view) with live music friday and saturday nights. it's a great place to hang out for a while and feel like you're in your 20's without being completely surrounded by a bunch of 20-somethings.

            1. Riva is good. Authentic Italian cooking with an all Italian wine list. You might want ot go five miles to Marshfield and dine at Ember. "Boston" style dining in the burbs

              1. Thanks all, my trip is this weekend so I will report back!

                1. Disappointing dinner at Riva's in Scituate. I ordered Veal Milanese, which was dried out. Friends had rigatoni in a light sauce with lobster....again, very dry. I do have positive reviews of Jay, the bartender at Riva, however!! He was very accomodating, allowed us to taste several different wines before ordering by the glass, knew his stuff and recommended some very tasty appetizers while we were waiting for our table. In fact we would have been better off just staying at the bar and having the apps. We did go over to the Mill Wharf to listen to music after dinner, and had a fine time there. Great views!