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Sunday night in Boston

CTchef Aug 15, 2007 02:47 PM

I will be heading up to Boston for a Sunday night in the near future. I am a Chef and my wife is a foodie. We wanted to try No. 9 Park or Radius, but both are closed on sundays. Can I have a few recs for Sunday night high end dinning?

We will be staying in the Copley area and I would like to stay in the downtown area. Our tastes tend to be French, Italian, Japanese. Tasting menus or the like would be great.

  1. applehome Aug 15, 2007 03:18 PM

    Clio or Uni at Eliot hotel - short cab ride from Copley. $$$$, but you were already ready for that...


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      bachslunch Aug 15, 2007 03:26 PM

      L'Espalier is open Sundays from 5:30 to 9:30, and is arguably the best restaurant in Boston. It's basically New French with some New American influence. They do tasting menus, and while you'll drop a bundle, it'll be worth it. And it's not far from Copley Square either, about four blocks over and a block in towards the Charles River, on Gloucester Street. That would be my pick, at least.

      Aujourd'hui, in the Four Seasons Hotel, is also open Sunday evenings from 6:00 to 10:00 and would also fit your tasting menu type requirements. New American cuisine. Also not far from Copley Square, right across from the Public Garden. It's also extremely good and extremely expensive.

      Reservations are a must at either, and proper attire is strongly encouraged -- but I'll bet you already guessed that.

      1. whs Aug 15, 2007 03:27 PM

        l'Espalier: http://www.lespalier.com/about/

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        1. re: whs
          natureboy Aug 16, 2007 12:38 PM

          Of course, if price is a factor, there's also the (related) Sel de la Terre, right by the waterfront/aquarium. I was there about a month ago and enjoyed it. Their website lists some Sunday night dinners.
          See http://www.seldelaterre.com/menu/sund...

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          CTchef Aug 16, 2007 12:32 PM

          Thanks for the recomendations

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          1. re: CTchef
            gourmaniac Aug 16, 2007 12:36 PM

            Not downtown but in Cambridge. Something I've always wanted to try is the Chef's choice on sunday night (after 9PM) at Craigie Street Bistro. I've heard great things about it in terms of quality, creativity and value. As a Chef you might especially appreciate it.

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            Bostonbob3 Aug 16, 2007 12:57 PM

            A chef would probably appreciate Craigie Street and Salts, too (both in Cambridge).

            EDIT: Opps, sorry gourmaniac, posted before I read your Craigie St. comment.

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            1. re: Bostonbob3
              CTchef Aug 16, 2007 03:57 PM

              How is the "new" salts? I worked for Steve Rosen after he moved to CT.

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