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Fun dinner for bachelorette

LexB9881 Mar 27, 2007 05:52 PM

Hi All,

I live in LA but am in charge of my friend's bachelorette party, which is in Boston. I am looking for a fun, swanky place for a bunch of mid-twenty somethings that isn't too pricey. ideally, it would be in town near some fun bars.

Any feedback would be great.


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    alt11 RE: LexB9881 Mar 28, 2007 11:22 AM

    I organized a bachelorette party dinner a couple years ago at The Living Room, which is near Fanueil Hall (lots of bars there!). They let us bring in our own cake, too, from Sweet-N-Nasty bakery.

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      chowciao RE: alt11 Mar 28, 2007 12:30 PM

      I would have never thought of the Living Room, but that would be a cool spot for a bachelorette party. Definitely several steps above Dicks Last Resort!

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      Bostonbob3 RE: LexB9881 Mar 28, 2007 12:34 PM

      I agree, the Living Room's a good choice. For your viewing pleasure:


      1. finlero RE: LexB9881 Mar 28, 2007 01:08 PM

        You might want to consider Ivy (especially as an Angelino). It's located at the intersection of all the subway lines, is chic and swanky, and isn't too expensive. Good for groups due to the menu's focus on shareable small plates and reasonably priced wines.

        The angry Bostonian in me really wants to hate this place due to its silly pretentiousness, but the food is surprisingly delicious. I love the black truffle and fontina arancini, as well as the gorgonzola mac 'n' cheese.


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          DowntownChick RE: finlero Mar 28, 2007 02:45 PM

          I personally hate The Living Room. The service sucks, the food is uninteresting and the atmosphere is typical Boston cheesy. Upstairs on the Square may be more expensive than you are looking for, although the Monday Club (the downstairs part) isn't that bad. It has a really fun girls-night out atmosphere and the cocktails are great. Check out: http://www.upstairsonthesquare.com/

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            peglet RE: DowntownChick Mar 28, 2007 04:04 PM

            I also hate the Living Room. It is cheesy. I would recommend Pho Republique in the South End. Fun drinks, good food - easy to share and not too expensive.

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              eastiefoodie RE: peglet Mar 29, 2007 07:52 AM

              I also think the Living Room is not the way to go. It is really cheesy, I agree,

              I went to a bachelorette party at Sonsie and it was not too pricey and they let us bring in a cake as well. It was not a lounge environment, but a bit more upscale than the Living Room. Another place that might be good (and that I have heard good things about) is OM in Harvard Square. I have not been but it looks like what you are looking for - www.omrestaurant.com

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                Bostonbob3 RE: eastiefoodie Mar 29, 2007 08:00 AM

                Sonsie is the very definition of cheesy though. Although I do think their food is halfway decent.

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                  Taralli RE: eastiefoodie Mar 29, 2007 12:32 PM

                  Om is probably too pricey for the OP.

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                  Dax RE: peglet Mar 29, 2007 12:02 PM

                  No kidding on the high cheese factor at the Living Room - expect lots of hair gel, mediocre food, and some guy even projectile vomited the last time I was there.

                  Typically, this type of question, if you include Cambridge in the mix, ends up getting lots of recs for dinner at Cuchi-Cuchi, then drinks at Enormous and/or Middlesex Lounge. I have never eaten at Cuchi so cannot comment on their food.

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              Bostonbob3 RE: LexB9881 Mar 29, 2007 08:03 AM

              A couple of thoughts, though I haven't had the food at either one:



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                BostonCorkDork RE: LexB9881 Mar 29, 2007 08:31 AM

                28 degrees in the south end. they should be doing brunch soon if not already this season. the frozen bellinis are great for brunch. tons of bars to chose from nearby in the south end and just over the bridge in the theater district, and also relatively close to back bay if you don't mind hopping on the t.

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                  LexB9881 RE: BostonCorkDork Mar 29, 2007 01:45 PM

                  Thanks for all the ideas. I will definitely look into these.


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                  ylt RE: LexB9881 Mar 31, 2007 06:55 AM

                  a few years ago, my friends threw my bachelorette party (the dinner part) at the claremont cafe in the south end. since then, it's reopened as the columbus cafe and i must admit i haven't gone back since it reopened, so i can't speak to the food and service now. but their bar is in a separate small room that we had all to ourselves, which was really fun and festive (it probably holds up to 20-ish people). it's not swanky per se, but has more of a laid-back funky neighborhood vibe and is not too pricey. it would be close to the back bay and south end bars to go to afterwards. pictures are on www.columbuscafeboston.com

                  if you're looking for more swanky and happening places, i agree with saint and 28 degrees in boston. i also agree with avoiding the living room.

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