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lorita113 Dec 15, 2006 09:52 PM

Trying to find someplace new for an anniversary dinner in January. We've been to Clio, Radius, Spire (in the Gabriel Frasca era), L'Espalier, The Oak Room. I know I've been to No. 9 Park, but it's been years, and I don't remember what I think of it. I was thinking about Rialto, No.9 Park, Pigalle and Grill 23. Any suggestions?

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    lorita113 Dec 17, 2006 05:10 PM

    Thanks everyone! I'll let you know what we end up deciding and how it all turns out. Sounds like there are a few places we need to try!

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      WineTravel Dec 16, 2006 11:41 PM

      as kate said, its great. Forget about the big names. While Sorrelina is not cheap, its more "worth the money" than the bigger names in town that are good, but not great IMO. The only reason they're the big names is that there are not many decent high end places in town. Sorrelina is impresses on how well it delivers. While it's sister restaurant, Mistral, has good food, I think Sor. is all around better, more pleasant. Mistral is too busy/noisy/hectic.

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        kate used to be 50 Dec 16, 2006 10:55 PM

        Just went to Sorrelina's for my birthday last week. Excellent. For your anniversary I would suggest Sorrelina's because it is truly a destination/special occasion place. If you search the board you will find recent reviews (including mine).

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          WineTravel Dec 16, 2006 03:47 PM

          For something different, try NiKoLe1625's suggestion... Sorrelina... it's excellent. Not super high end like Clio, but can stand with the big boys in term of service, atmosphere, and food quality. You'll like it.

          1. hotoynoodle Dec 16, 2006 03:30 PM

            i really like pigalle and troquet too. reconsider rialto because they will be closed most of january for renovations.

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              ilas Dec 16, 2006 01:01 PM

              i would check out Aujourd'hui -- they have a new chef, and I was there recently in the bar and the menu looked great.

              1. frankie Imbergamo Dec 16, 2006 10:03 AM

                i would check out Davios, Mama Marias in the North end and also a nice quaint classy place is Davide;s on commercial st. in the North end!! enjoy!

                Frankie Imbergamo

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                  Blumie Dec 16, 2006 02:24 AM

                  You've got great places on your list. For an anniversary, I think Pigalle would be a great choice and Grill 23 should drop off the list.

                  1. NiKoLe1625 Dec 16, 2006 01:15 AM

                    Mistral or Sorellina. They are both owned by the same person
                    Mistral is French, SOrelina is Italian, but both are extraordinary. Grill 23 is great also, but not as special as the the other two

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