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21st Birthday Suggestions?

improperbostonian Aug 15, 2007 07:33 AM

My little sister's 21st birthday is coming up, so I'm trying to help plan a fun night out for her at a place she wouldn't have encountered during her college years in town.

Looking for recommendations on bars/restaurants that are upscale without being pretentious, have good music but aren't so loud you can't talk, fun drinks & appetizers, and just good times for about 12-15 people - Asking the impossible, I know!

Her boyfriend is surprising her with a limo, so location is flexible. Right now we're looking at Back Bay/Downtown.

Does anyone have any ideas? Any and all suggestions are appreciated!


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    JessFM Aug 15, 2007 12:39 PM

    I recommend 28 Degrees in the South End?

    28 Degrees
    1 Appleton St., Boston, MA 02116

    1. i
      iamsam Aug 15, 2007 08:08 AM

      I had a fun birthday dinner at Tapeo a couple years ago, and I vaguely recall that they were willing to take reservations for parties over a certain size. Or am I misremembering through the sangria haze...?

      1. Dax Aug 15, 2007 07:53 AM

        Maybe the Good Life? Not really that upscale but it's reasonably large, has it's supporters here and the menu is reasonably diverse. I haven't been there personally since the rennovation, but I did like Scelfo's style and cooking at his other places.


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          Bostonbob3 Aug 15, 2007 07:35 AM

          Is sushi a possibility?

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          1. re: Bostonbob3
            improperbostonian Aug 15, 2007 07:38 AM

            Wish it was! She doesn't eat seafood.

            1. re: improperbostonian
              OLDCHEF Aug 15, 2007 07:46 AM

              Try lir or globe both back bay fun can be had at both stops. globe has upstairs room that i think they will give you.

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