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Should I try the North End?

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stupiddog Nov 12, 2007 12:29 PM

I find myself in the awkward position of booking a babysitter 6 weeks ago and not actually making plans for anything. So I got four people and no plans for Saturday night. The other couple is keen on the North End. I've had good meals there, but I've never picked a place, so I'm clueless. It's got such a Disneyland feel I really dread finding a good meal, well enough one that will have open spots for Saturday. Someone was trying to talk me into Sel de la Terre, which I know isn't the north end. I tried searching old posts, but didn't get much. (Except NYE recommendations and dinner for 60)

Any help is greatly appreciated.

  1. gini Nov 12, 2007 12:34 PM

    How about:
    Prezza
    Taranta
    Neptune Oyster
    ?

    1. Rubee Nov 12, 2007 01:06 PM

      I like gini's suggestions! My top 3 favorites are Prezza, Taranta and Neptune.

      There are many many posts on the North End. Here are a few to get you started with lots of info.

      My own private North End -- a report
      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/448599

      North End Dining-Suggestions?
      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/374546

      North End Ideas....
      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/418080

      ITALIAN RESTAURANTS IN BOSTONS NORTH END
      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/421033

      North End Boston
      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/356291

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        stupiddog Nov 12, 2007 04:11 PM

        I swear I did I search and none of those popped up! Wow, your report on the North End was great, thanks for putting all that work in.

        I looked at Gini's list and fell in love the the idea of a Peruvian/Italian menu and made reservations. Will keep your pastry list in mind for afterwards.

        1. re: stupiddog
          Rubee Nov 12, 2007 07:17 PM

          The search function is finicky, I winnowed through it. : )

          Not my report - that is Bachslunch who did all that work and deserves all the credit. I do agree - what a wealth of information!

          But I'm glad you're going to Taranta. I love that place, one of my favorites. Ask for a table at the window. Passionate, creative chef, and friendly staff too (maybe you'll have Kimberly, one of the best!). Hope you have a great time.

      2. k
        Kate Sylvester Nov 13, 2007 04:41 AM

        Lucca, Taranta, Prezza or Neptune

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