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TwentysomethingFoodie May 25, 2007 12:19 PM

If you had a gift certificate to any new restaurant in Boston, where would you go? My company gave me this award, and I have no idea where I should request my certificate to be from. I thought I'd try out a new restaurant to the city, but I'm not sure which one. I'm looking for an upscale, business casual restaurant with a great wine list and atmosphere. I'm open to cuisine, but want to go to one of the best new restaurants.

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    hsquare2southend May 28, 2007 02:48 PM

    I think Sorellina is one of the best new restaurants. There are a lot of new places that have made a big splash recently (e.g., Rocca, Beehive), but I think Sorellina has amazing Italian food (better than anything in the North End in my opinion), fabulous service, and great decor/atmosphere. That would be my choice. Have you been to Dante? That's always good, too (it's a year old, does that count as new?). For "wow" wine lists, we love Meritage (and Daniel Bruce is pretty amazing in the kitchen, too). Haven't been to KO Prime yet, and I don't like sushi so I know nothing about O Ya. Hope that helps!

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      9lives May 25, 2007 02:34 PM

      O Ya would be up there.

      I'd consider KO Prime too.. in the old Spire space. A group of us were very favorably impressed last week..scroll down for the thread.

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        edgewater May 25, 2007 06:24 PM

        I second the Sorellina suggestion.....great place. The food, decor and service are all outstanding.

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          Rubee May 25, 2007 06:31 PM

          Good suggestions all - O Ya, Sorellina, KO Prime, and I like Copia too.

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            lobster lover May 25, 2007 07:06 PM

            can u tell us alittle more about O YA location,foof and service.Thank You

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              lissy May 25, 2007 07:19 PM

              O Ya is near Les Zygomates downtown. It's creative, delicious sushi but not your spicy tuna roll variety.

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                Rubee May 25, 2007 07:35 PM

                and this earlier post should you give an idea:

                http://www.chowhound.com/topics/379131

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                  wittlejosh May 28, 2007 07:49 AM

                  O Ya

        2. Joanie May 25, 2007 12:43 PM

          If you haven't been to Sorellina, that'd be fun.

          1. limster May 25, 2007 12:34 PM

            O Ya would be my pick.

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              Luther May 25, 2007 02:27 PM

              Especially if the gift certificate is for unlimited dollars.

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                limster May 25, 2007 03:53 PM

                $250 should be able to cover it for one person, drinks and all.

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