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blumaroo May 30, 2007 08:36 AM

My family and I (6 people) will be celebrating my sister's graduation next week, and we wanted to go somewhere a little upscale the night before commencement. I've read mixed reviews of Capital Grille, which was my sister's suggestion, and was wondering if anyone could suggest something comparable--doesn't have to be a steakhouse--just good food and a nice atmosphere. Thanks!

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    BBHound May 30, 2007 10:47 AM

    Wherever you go, make reservations right away. With Harvard and MIT graduating on consecutive days, the local restaurant situation will be extremely busy.

    1. lissy May 30, 2007 10:43 AM

      I am personally not a big fan of Capital Grill. If you want a steakhouse, some other options are: Grill 23 in the Back Bay which is your traditional steakhouse but my favorite of the traditional group, KO Prime in the Nine Zero Hotel in Beacon Hill which is a less traditional steakhouse but my tastes of the bone marrow and steak tartare make it somewhere I want to check out (see a posting from last week where a group of Chowhounds went), and Davio's which is in the Back Bay and is an Italian steakhouse. Some other non-steakhouse options that I like are Clio (upscale, pricey, very creative food), Sorellina or Via Matta (both upscale Italian) or Hamersley's (French bistro fare but not with bistro prices).

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        xperteater May 30, 2007 08:44 AM

        what area are you in?

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          blumaroo May 30, 2007 10:08 AM

          We'll be in Cambridge and will probably do a little sightseeing in the city, so anywhere accessible by public transportation is fine.

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