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Tom85 Jan 8, 2007 11:59 PM

I am looking for a not-too-expensive restaurant I can take a first date to. Preferably, the restaurant would be located somewhere in Cambridge/Somerville, the Back Bay or the South End. In particular, I would be interested in relatively new restaurants that my date and I may never have been to before.

Thank you!

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  1. steinpilz RE: Tom85 Jan 9, 2007 12:14 AM

    There was a thread about this a week ago, maybe Pigalle was the consensus (uh, mabe that was the engagement thread, better look it up!).

    1. MichaelB RE: Tom85 Jan 9, 2007 12:44 AM

      I think Pigalle was for the engagement thread, but there have been several recent threads about first dates with lots of good suggestions:

      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/330018

      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/333872

      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/349544

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        Bostonbob3 RE: Tom85 Jan 9, 2007 01:04 PM

        I put up a topic about 4-5 months ago about the same thing. Ended up at the Helmand in Cambridge.

        Good food, VERY reasonable prices, and I'm still going out with the woman, so it must have been somewhat okay.

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          BackBayGirl RE: Tom85 Jan 12, 2007 01:06 AM

          Though not a new restaurant, I'd recommend Franklin Cafe in the S. End. There is often a wait, but if you can hang and have a drink, the dinner is well worth the wait.

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