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Best place in Boston area to eat alone?

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eunuch Aug 3, 2007 10:06 AM

Going stag tonight, would like to get a meal without going pub?
Recommend your favorites?

  1. lissy Aug 3, 2007 10:30 AM

    Here is a recent post http://www.chowhound.com/topics/425361

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      RoyRon Aug 3, 2007 11:01 AM

      If you are prepared for a high-end place I would suggest the bar at Mistral.

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        bowmore36 Aug 3, 2007 02:52 PM

        i agree with the recs up here... #9 is always a great spot at the bar.
        don't forget uni! a great place to get some high quality fish in a relaxing atmosphere.

        believe it or not, i've had some good solo experiences at toro. the vibe always great and it gets poeple talking to others and even sharing food.

        i would stay clear of mistral unless you are a 45-65 yr old man looking to pray on divorced women looking for their next sugar daddy

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      gyppielou Aug 3, 2007 01:27 PM

      Great advice so far.

      I'd agree with dining at the bar at Mistral, Via Matta, Davios, Neptune Oyster, Number9 cafe menu - lobster gnocchi? There are plenty of choices to keep it from going over the top expensive, as you would in the diningroom. Or southend - Franklin, or Union or Rocco - new place, looks nice, hear good things.

      tic toc!

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        joestrummer Aug 3, 2007 01:53 PM

        Can a eunuch actually go stag?

        For a lower priced options I'd recommend Audobon Circle but maybe for a future meal. I actually avoid the place on Fri & Sat nights, a little to hectic. Not sure if the sox are at fenway tonight but that's a dealbreaker too.

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          heathermb Aug 3, 2007 01:54 PM

          Sox are in Seattle this weekend so no home games and they start later. Good combination for going out to the places around Fenway.

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            Elyssa Aug 3, 2007 03:57 PM

            How about Great Bay near Fenway? The have both a raw bar where you can sit and a regular bar. The food there is excellent...especially if you like oysters. They make a good martini as well. :)

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