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Jul 11, 2007 02:55 PM

Poll: Your #1 favorite in Boston.

If you had to pick just one favorite restaurant in Boston (and just for purposes of this poll, let's confine it to Boston proper), what would it be? I'm curious to see what CHs favorites are because, unfortunately, I am unable to choose just one (trust me, I've asked myself this question often) I'm turning it over to you...

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    1. re: marchperson

      I don't like to use the term "hand's down" but L'Espalier absolutely, for me.

    2. No 9 Park or the Harvard Faculty Club.

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      1. re: Dr.Jimbob

        Harvard Faculty Club? Please elaborate.

        1. re: tomaneng

          Sadly not available to the general public -- you have to be faculty or an alum to be eligible for a membership, but IMO it's one of the finer French restaurants in the Boston area. Details are available on a public web site:

          1. re: Dr.Jimbob

            Ate there a few months ago, found it fine and the prices reasonable, but in terms of technique and refinement, I wouldn't place it at the level of places like No. 9 Park.

            1. re: limster

              Staff are also eligible to enjoy the club. I've eaten there a number of times and find it completely unremarkable. It does have a nice atmosphere though and service has been consistently good over many years.

            2. re: Dr.Jimbob

              I would be pleased to dine as your guest there anytime! LOL

        2. If you mean anywhere within the Boston city limits, I might have to pick Cafe Polonia in Southie.

          If you're talking downtown Boston and areas within walking distance, I guess I'd choose my old standby--Regina's in the North End.

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