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Best Boston Prix Fix

gator14 Mar 19, 2007 01:40 PM

Looking for suggestions on where to get a great Prix Fix meal under $50 in the Boston area (downtown, back bay, south end - brookline/newton works as well). Definite bonus if there are more than 2 options for each course. Wine pairings for additional $ also will be considered.

Thanks in advance for all your recommendations!

  1. gini Mar 27, 2007 05:58 AM

    Second both the Ten Tables recommendation and Grotto - both excellent value for the money. Recommend a reservation at Ten Tables for their Tuesday wine dinners though - they fill up fast.

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      Taralli Mar 20, 2007 06:58 AM

      Pigalle, 3-course prix fixe on Sunday nights fpr $40, $45 with 2 half glasses of wine w/ap & entree.

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      1. re: Taralli
        teezeetoo Mar 21, 2007 01:39 PM

        Second La Morra, which I think for 35.00 or so, was the best value and quality prix fixe I've had, but I'm also a fan of L'Espalier's Monday wine night prix fixe - haven't tried their Cheese prix fixe but its on my list.

        1. re: teezeetoo
          Devilsfood Mar 21, 2007 01:58 PM

          It is rumored Lumiere in Newton has a prix fixe, haven't experienced it myself.

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            MaggieMuffin Mar 26, 2007 07:24 PM

            I do it all the time! The Lumiere Prix Fixe is basically every mid-week nigh, $35 for 3 courses, an extra $15 or so with 3 wines. Always reliable.

      2. Joanie Mar 20, 2007 05:42 AM

        Evoo in Somerville has the many course tasting for $50. Piattini on Columbus Ave. has a Mon. wine thing for about $40 I think. I think Lumiere in W. Newton also has a M-Th prixe fixe.

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        1. re: Joanie
          kparke30 Mar 20, 2007 06:53 AM

          La Morra in Brookline has their prezzo fisso for $35. + $15. for a wine pairing

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          catspercapita Mar 19, 2007 03:10 PM

          Oleana has a veggie prix fixe for about $40 that's incredible.

          1. saridt Mar 19, 2007 03:04 PM

            I have always wanted to try the Tuesday Wine Dinners at Ten Tables because I have always heard rave reviews about the restaurant. The website says 4 courses & 4 glasses of wine for $39.

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            1. re: saridt
              twentyoystahs Mar 20, 2007 12:10 PM

              Even more reasonably priced are their Wednesday prix fixe meals --$25 for three courses (app, main and dessert). Like Grotto, you simply get the regular menu and you can choose whatever you want off the menu.

            2. MC Slim JB Mar 19, 2007 02:32 PM

              Uni does a four-course prix fixe on Sunday nights for $40++ that includes a "sake bomb", kind of a Japanese Boilerrmaker (shot of sake in a glass of beer). I haven't tried it, but it seems like a pretty good deal for that place.

              1. limster Mar 19, 2007 02:12 PM

                Pretty much all the Cantonese places in Chinatown have fixed price menus, with a range of prices that can vary from under $20 a person to over $300 a person for food alone. Best to have 4 or more people. No real choice in terms of courses but there's always flexibility in swapping dishes and one gets at least 5 or more courses.

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                  LauraB Mar 19, 2007 02:03 PM

                  Rendezvous in Central Square has a fixed price menu on Sunday nights. I have not been since the end of the summer, but then it was ~$30 and had at least 5 choices for each course. I have been twice and both times I found the food to be very good.

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                    Melmybelle Mar 19, 2007 01:48 PM

                    Grotto in Beacon Hill has a lovely prix fixe meal. The exact offerings change by season, but they always have more than two choices for each course. A 3 course meal is usally about $35 per person.

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                    1. re: Melmybelle
                      chowciao Mar 27, 2007 05:18 AM

                      I'll second Grotto. We had a wonderful meal there. When I went there were 4 or 5 options for entrees (I ordered Chicken Saltimboca which was excellent), and 4 options for their appetizer. We went with the pudding for dessert, which was more like a giant truffle. I had to be rolled out of there!

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