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Bachelorette party - restaurant recommendations?

campoli Aug 6, 2007 02:26 PM

Hello everyone,

We are planning a bachelorette party and are looking for a fun restaurant with great food as well as a great atmosphere! Will be a small party (under 10) and we are open to various locations and ideas. We have heard about Cuchi Cuchi, Tangierno Casbah Lounge, and Dali but have never been there to know from experience. Any opinions on these places or additional ideas? Thank you!

Kindest Regards.

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    pollystyrene RE: campoli Aug 6, 2007 05:42 PM

    I've read quite a few posts about poor service at Cuchi Cuchi, but I haven't been myself. Many love Dali, but to me, it's overrated. You might consider the Monday Club at Upstairs at the Square. Great cocktails, fun atmosphere, very good food. A fine place for bachelorettes, I think.

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      campoli RE: pollystyrene Aug 8, 2007 04:09 PM

      Thank you for your suggestions!

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      aperitif RE: campoli Aug 9, 2007 12:38 AM

      how about mani/pedis followed by lunch or dinner at a place that caters to girlish rendevous'? My suggestions would be Teke's followed by bin 26 or lauren's followed by via matta...

      1. LindaWhit RE: campoli Aug 9, 2007 05:47 AM

        While I'm one of the ones that enjoys Dali, I wouldn't go there for a birthday or a wedding celebration - the waitstaff has a whole routine (which many of them *really* dislike having to do!) where they'll put a bridal veil on the bride-to-be and they all stand around singing "She's Getting Married In The Morning". One of them has a little bubble blower blowing bubbles over the crowd, and they have a tall frog candlestick with a lit candle which the bride blows out and kisses the frog for good luck.

        A bit TGIFriday-ish.

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          JCPope RE: campoli Aug 9, 2007 05:56 AM

          I had a small bachelorette party and we had dinner at Fugakyu. We had one of the tatami rooms off of the sushi bar. The atmosphere is definitely cool, and the food is great.

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            icculus RE: campoli Aug 9, 2007 07:04 AM

            I think the best suggestions will kinda depend on where you want to be before/after you eat.

            here are some by location:
            Leather District/Downtown Crossing:
            + Peking Tom's on Kingston St. (asian fusion, good for groups, fun cocktails)

            Cambridge/Inman Sq:
            + East Coast Grille (adventurous seafood and southernized local specialities)

            Cambridge/Kendall Sq:
            + Dante (Royal Sonesta, it's got a nice patio overlooking the Charles)

            South End:
            + Stella (Italian, always packed)

            Back Bay:
            + Douzo (sushi)

            North End:
            ? sadly I haven't been recently enough to comment on a perfect place for this sort of event, but I'm sure there are at least 3 fun restaurants that would fit the bill (Prezza? Lucca? Antico Forno?)

            just some thoughts from someone who's never been to a bachelorette ;)

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              rlh RE: icculus Aug 9, 2007 01:40 PM

              The Lava Lounge at East Coast Grille would be just about the right size, fun, and secluded enough without being separate from the liveliness of the rest of the place (AND you can get the much-touted pu-pu platter!).

              You'll also have the option of a couple of decent bars (Bukowski and Druid, at least -- the B Side is also a longer walk but great as well) and/or ice cream at Christina's afterwards within a couple of blocks.

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                drewames03 RE: icculus Aug 9, 2007 01:40 PM

                I walked passed Peking Toms the other day...it's closed.

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                  icculus RE: drewames03 Aug 9, 2007 01:42 PM

                  ooops, thanks for the headsup
                  "Peking Tom closed its doors on June 16, 2007. "

              2. kparke30 RE: campoli Aug 9, 2007 01:27 PM

                Bella Luna/Milky Way Lanes in JP would be a fun time, something for everyone, music, etc.

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                  drewames03 RE: kparke30 Aug 9, 2007 01:46 PM

                  to piggy-back on that, my wife went out to eat in at Union, then reserved lanes at Kings for bowling and drinks, then hit a few bars in back bay. she had a blast.

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                  campoli RE: campoli Aug 14, 2007 12:26 PM

                  Thank you so much everyone, I appreciate all of your suggestions and opinions!

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                    midnightmorningglory RE: campoli Aug 14, 2007 05:24 PM

                    Not sure if your party has already happened but we just had my and a good friend's bachelorette parties at Cuchi Cuchi two weeks ago! We were a group of about 12 and had a fabulous time! We did it on a Saturday night, and could only make reservations for early in the night so we went with a 6:30 reservation. It was lots of fun and tapas was a fun way for everyone to talk and mingle as we were combining a couple different friend groups. I highly recommend the fried artichoke hearts and they had a cucumber gazpacho that night which was also quite tasty. Then afterwards, we just hopped the T down to Les Zygomates. Have fun!

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                      campoli RE: midnightmorningglory Aug 17, 2007 10:50 AM

                      Thank you. The date is set for September 8th, so we haven't had it yet. It's between Tangierino and Cuchi Cuchi right now depending on availability I think!

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                      schmachel RE: campoli Aug 17, 2007 02:22 PM

                      I hosted a great bachelorette party at Match. The pop-rocks martini was a hit and Sweet n' Nasty is right next door for all your penis-pop needs.

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