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Jan 8, 2007 10:58 PM

Saturday night with "the girls".

At the end of the month, 2 of us will be coming up to Boston from NYC to catch up with a friend we haven't seen in a while...just the girls. I'm trying to think of places that are young, fun and interesting for a Saturday night.
Dinner and drinks suggestion for girls in their early 30's? Doesn't have to be all in one place. We're staying at Copley, b/c it was easy, but could venture.

Eastern Standard? Foundation? Sorellina?
I love eating in Boston, but usually out w/ my husband for a more romantic kind of dinner.
Thanks in advance!

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  1. i think via matta would be a great place for a ladies night out. young professional-type crowd, good food, hopping scene, very close to copley.

    1. Eastern Standard would definitely work. Not sure what the normal scene at Foundation lounge is but since it's almost next door, you can check it out. And Sorellina also works if you want to spend much bigger bucks. You could stop for drinks before or after at Bar 10 in the Westin or City Bar in the Lenox. As noted, you could have dinner at Via Matta or Davio's across the street, or drinks at either place. All within easy walking distance of Copley.

      1. Good suggestions above. My girlfriends and I often go to Eastern Standard. It is a fun place. Some other good spots in the South End are Stella, Toro and Union.

        1. Eastern Standard is a good suggestion.

          I agree w/ the South End too. You could eat at Union and get drinks nearby at Pho Republique. Or eat at Toro or The Franklin or which are both good for drinks and dining.

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          1. re: SEH

            I had dinner this past Friday night at Franklin Cafe - food was DELICIOUS as always. Started with the duck spring roll - perfectly crispy with a nice amount of duck and veggies.
            I had the turkey meatloaf with fig gravy - wow is all I can say. DC had the braised lamb shank - also wonderful served on garlicky spinach. We were too full to consider dessert, but the options looked great. We had two 1/2 bottles of Caymus Conundrum. Total after tax and tip was $102 - a great meal for a great price.

            My only suggestion would be to get there early, especially if you are a larger group, they fill up fast. Or, go late - they serve their full menu until 1:30AM.

          2. I recommend Betty's Wok and Noodle Diner in Back Bay, right across from Symphony Hall. It is a Cuban-owned upscale-ish noodle joint that's always playing awesome soul music. I recently had a "girl's lunch" there for my cooking club, and we had a great time!
            It is great...and not to expensive. Also they have fancy sake-based cocktails.
            It doesn't hurt that the waiters are all hot latinos!