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LOoking for an attractive waitstaff AND good food?

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elissa8009 Sep 26, 2007 10:19 AM

...Does the combination exist?
I am doing a bachelorette evening for my best friend who is getting married, we LOVE Italian but her fiance does not! So I thought I ould treat her to a "last supper" so to speak in the North End, do any of the recommended restaurants in the neighboorhood also have an attractive waitstaff? We've allready been to the crappy places with the oerzealous waitstaff.
Thank you

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    mwk RE: elissa8009 Sep 26, 2007 10:41 AM

    Union Bar in the South End has good food, and an attractive waitstaff. However, most of them seem to be gay, so if any of the bachelorettes were hoping to get phone numbers from any of them, it might be tough.

    1. The Chowhound Team RE: elissa8009 Sep 26, 2007 12:56 PM

      Please help us keep the focus on delicious chow by discussing places that you would recommend for good food that also happen to meet the OP's other request.

      Thanks!

      1. wittlejosh RE: elissa8009 Sep 28, 2007 04:56 AM

        OK, no need to get all riled up about whether you agree with the OP's request philosophically. (There are plenty of other threads to contribute to...!)

        That said, you may have to venture out of the North End for Italian-restaurant hotties.

        MarcO is the only place in the North End where I've had both great food and (pretty) good eye candy.

        Sasso, in the Back Bay, has a few hunky servers; the food is very good there, if consistently overpriced.

        At Via Matta (Park Square), the food is great (though not cheap), and there's a considerable hot-bartender quotient.

        I've seen attractive servers at Umbria (Financial District), which serves solid Italian (and apparently it was the last place Tom Brady and Bridget dined before announcing their breakup...).

        And Sage, in its hot new South End location, I suspect would have jumped on the hottie-hiring bandwagon, but I haven't been there yet. So someone else will have to assess the candy quality....

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          elissa8009 RE: wittlejosh Oct 8, 2007 09:31 AM

          Thanks so much for all the input. I never meant to offend or degrade Chowhound or it's users with this post. I am a frequent user of Chowhound and I always find the info insightful, honest, and accurate. Thanks again

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            chowfamily RE: elissa8009 Oct 8, 2007 01:57 PM

            What did you choose and how did it work out?

            I like this board because many can disagree and still return for its benefits.

        2. gini RE: elissa8009 Sep 28, 2007 05:54 AM

          The (female) bartender at Prezza, blanking on the name, is one hot tamale.

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            looseygoosey RE: gini Sep 28, 2007 08:47 AM

            Kim is her name. She is great looking and an excellent bartender.

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              XBG07 RE: looseygoosey Sep 28, 2007 11:27 AM

              I second the Kim Kudos.

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            hargau RE: elissa8009 Sep 28, 2007 06:09 AM

            How about Hooters? They have marinara with their cheese sticks, so i guess you can call that "italian" :)

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              MC Slim JB RE: hargau Sep 28, 2007 08:36 AM

              I know you're being facetious, hargau, but I must point out the franchise holder of all of the Hooters outlets in MA and NH went Chapter 7 a few months ago. I suppose it's too much to hope that the Friend Street location of the former Hooters will eventually house something serving decent food. The West End remains a pretty grim place for chow.

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                hargau RE: MC Slim JB Sep 28, 2007 09:46 AM

                LOL i didnt even notice/realize that. I went into the one near the fleet center once, figured that must have been a gold mine given its location. The Nashua one always seemed empty/odd location. Friend told me he loved their wings so i had to try them, i wasnt impressed

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                  galleygirl RE: hargau Sep 28, 2007 07:16 PM

                  Well, "wings" is one euphemism, I guess....:)

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                  9lives RE: MC Slim JB Sep 28, 2007 07:33 PM

                  The non NE franchises are doing ok...these guys are regularly in Boston.

                  http://flickr.com/photos/61246842@N00...

                  http://hooterspatrol.com/index.html

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                chowfamily RE: elissa8009 Sep 28, 2007 06:23 AM

                I'm hoping that by attractive waitstaff you mean servers who enlighten you, give great advice, and relay reasonable requests back to the kitchen, where it is all happening. That said, I have recently experienced great waitstaff in the 'burbs at Chiara in Westwood and Lumiere in West Newton.

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                  XBG07 RE: chowfamily Sep 28, 2007 06:38 AM

                  No, it sounds wittlejosh was right. The OP wants eye candy.

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                    chowfamily RE: XBG07 Sep 28, 2007 08:09 AM

                    I agree.

                    I just hoped to use this opportunity to encourage some to think differently, or at least not take their attitude out on the servers.

                    Neither Chiara or Lumiere focus on Italian food. I would definitely recommend them but not for this event .

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