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Tasting for Two during the holidays

danyboy Dec 11, 2007 07:12 AM

My girlfriend and I are looking to go out for a holiday dinner on an upcoming weekend. We enjoy trying new places and generally like all different types of cuisine, with money not a factor in regards to the restaurant of choice. We have recently been to Sibling Rivalry, Pomodora, Davios, Ruth Chris...Originally we had talked about finding a fancier restaurant, I would like to find a place with a good tasting menu (my girlfriend is always talking about doing a tasting). Any place in the greater Boston area is fine; we have a car and have access to the T. Any suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated, Thanks!

  1. finlero Dec 11, 2007 07:17 AM

    This thread from August is a nice compendium of options in the city:


    If you've seldom or never done a tasting menu before, I'd recommend No. 9, L'Espalier, or Troquet for a nice, classic take on the idea.

    If you're looking for something a little different, I'd recommend O Ya or Craigie Street Bistrot, for omakase and country French, respectively.

    5 Replies
    1. re: finlero
      lissy Dec 11, 2007 07:28 AM

      Troquet does a fabulous tasting with wine pairings that really make it special.

      1. re: lissy
        DirectorGi Dec 11, 2007 10:39 AM

        I wanted to see what Troquet was all about, but when I went on their website it said they are closed until further notice...bummer. :-(

        1. re: DirectorGi
          finlero Dec 11, 2007 10:44 AM

          Where on the website? Looks ok to me:


          OpenTable is taking reservations too.

          1. re: DirectorGi
            lissy Dec 11, 2007 11:54 AM

            You linked to the Troquet in CA, not the one in Boston (they are unrelated). Check out finlero's link above.

            1. re: lissy
              Chris VR Dec 11, 2007 02:32 PM

              Or the Place page here:

              140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

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