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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.

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

    http://www.cliorestaurant.com/

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

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        1. re: whs

          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...

        2. Thanks for the recomendations

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          1. re: CTchef

            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.

          2. 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

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