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Feb 6, 2007 09:08 PM

Valentine's Dinner in Northampton or five-colleges Area

Trying to find a place for Sunday night after Valentine's day in the norhtampton, MA or within a 20-30 minute drive. I have eaten at many places in northampton (except circa which is closed Sundays), and have found that none of them are particularly exceptional. Lots of good but not great americanized ethnic restaurants and mediocre fine dining joints like spoleto's and del raye's. I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations?

I was looking at Montague's night kitchen but it seems like a nice place to go when there is warmer weather and you can alk around and eat outside. Although we want to try it sometime, it's the type of place where we would probably only splurge on once. Does anyone have any opinions on whether we should wait till the weather gets nicer or just go now.

Other than montagues, any other place in the area for special occasion (belated valentines day dinner) with notable food and pleasant environs/ambience? Thanks in advance.

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  1. Sienna in South Deerfield or The Blue Heron in Sunderland would be my top choices.

    I had a wonderful meal last Valentine's Day at the Night Kitchen, but it really is
    enhanced when you can sit outside and hear the falls as you eat..

    1. Skip the Night Kitchen--it's like the rest of the upscale food in the area (e.g., Side Street Cafe, Tavern on the Hill, Spoleto, etc), in that it's overpriced, busy, & heavy. Try 39 Main in Brattleboro if they're open.