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kbw Apr 11, 2007 02:52 PM

Planning a city weekend in a couple of weeks, staying in the Beacon Hill area. I'm looking for recommendations for all meals, especially small and romantic spots. We love most ethnic foods. Destinations include the MFA and the new ICA. Thanks for any ideas.

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    Ed4 RE: kbw Apr 11, 2007 05:36 PM

    My favorite romantic spot in Beacon Hill is Lala Rokh. Delicious Persian cuisine. Never been disappointed.

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      BostonBarGuy RE: kbw Apr 11, 2007 06:48 PM

      If you want small, romantic and exquisite, go to L'espalier. It's easily one of the top 3 fine-dining restaurants in the city. It's formal and very quiet. If you want GREAT food and service with less pretense, go to Clio. Start with the sashimi bar for a taste @ Clio, then adjourn to the main restaurant for one of the best dining experiences Boston has to offer, hands down.

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        Evvy RE: kbw Apr 11, 2007 07:05 PM

        You will not believe me but the resturant at MFA is excellent. Very nice but not romantic

        1. kittychow RE: kbw Apr 12, 2007 07:18 AM

          After a visit to the ICA I like to walk to Sel del la Terre. Good romance destination. If the weather is nice you can walk along the waterfront to the North End and grab some dessert.

          Not many dining options near the MFA. I'd head to the south end and go to the Franklin Cafe. Wonderful food and cocktails.

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            kate used to be 50 RE: kbw Apr 12, 2007 07:42 AM

            If you are staying on Beacon Hill you have to go to No. 9 Park. Very romantic. Also, a walk down the hill will take you to Charles Street where Bin 26 is located. Nice wine bar. Decent bar food.

            As for the ICA, there really isn't much to offer in the area (I've been twice in the last few weeks). Sel de la Terre is the best suggestion. If you want old Boston, try a visit to Anthony's Pier 4 next to the ICA. I would advise only drinks, but many people do like the food (I'm not one). This is a Boston institution and you can spend a great deal of time looking at the pictures on the walls of all the famous people who have eaten there. It has the best waterfront view (with the expection of the Tavern on the Water in Charlestown) in Boston.

            Enjoy. I hope the weather warms up for you!

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              BostonBarGuy RE: kate used to be 50 Apr 12, 2007 08:07 AM

              I second #9 Park. I forgot to include it in my original post. You will love #9.

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