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Feels like Little Owl, but can handle a group

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norton Jun 29, 2007 05:56 AM

I'm hosting a group of 10 friends for dinner in August, but I'm stumped on the best place to take them. They are serious about food, and it should be a nice place, but the atmosphere and service can't be too stuffy. Little Owl, Blue Hill, and Hearth are examples of the types of places I have in mind, but I don't think they can handle a large group. Where else would you suggest? Thanks.

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    Lucia RE: norton Jun 29, 2007 06:39 AM

    I've seen a large group at Hearth (definitely more than 8 people). Red Cat could be another option.

    1. doona RE: norton Jun 29, 2007 06:46 AM

      Mas is very accomodating.

      Also Little Mermaid.

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        kathryn RE: doona Jun 29, 2007 10:51 AM

        Do you mean Mermaid Inn?

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          doona RE: kathryn Jun 29, 2007 12:17 PM

          Haha. Yes. Mermaid Inn.

          (same owners as Red Cat and The Harrison)

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        RCC RE: norton Jun 29, 2007 06:47 AM

        Yes. Hearth can handle a group of 10. We've had wine tasting dinners at Hearth with about 20 people before.

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          Nehna RE: norton Jun 29, 2007 06:48 AM

          I'm pretty sure that Crispo would handle a big group if you phoned them. I'm sure Hearth would too.

          Lucia's Red Cat suggestion also sounds like a good idea.

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            BigTyme RE: norton Jun 30, 2007 10:57 AM

            Peasent could be a good option too. While the don't take reservations downstairs, I think that is a much more charming atmosphere. They open at 7 and if you got there at 7, I'm sure you'd be fine (imagine long bench, communial tables in a french/itailian barn style. Good lighting too.

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