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Hey there, I am somewhat new to the Boston area and am looking for a great restaurant to have a birthday dinner at next month with my boyfriend. I'd prefer someplace intimate and warm, and not too expensive (just in case he insists on paying!). Someplace unique and cozy with wonderful food-- Anything but seafood. Boston or Cambridge would be fine. Does anybody have any recommendations?

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  1. Hmm I'm surprised no one has repsonded to you periwinklesweet, quite unlike the Boston board. Anyways, to offer up some suggestions if you are looking for a unique, romantic, dinner that at the end of the evening is not too expensive (under 100) I would recommend Dali in Cambridge, or it may actually be in Somerville. Its known for their delicious Spanish tapas and intimate seatings.

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    1. re: Boston Scene

      There is also EVOO right next door and if you do the fixed price menu you can easily stay below $100.

      1. re: Boston Scene

        Dali is fantastic - great sangria and this yummy little cheese with carmelized onion tapa. One thing I've found is that it gets really loud when it's busy.

        1. re: meg1641

          and they tend to really rush you in and out on busy nights.

          1. re: joebelt

            very true. when i go to dali i like to order one or two things at a time. that definitely prolongs my visits.

      2. Oleana and make sure you get the Baked Alaska for dessert. Best dessert in boston!

        1. In the North End, I think Terramia and Camen are cozy and romantic.

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          1. re: Bostonbob3

            I 2nd Carmen and will add Marco

          2. Grotto is the first thing that came to my mind.

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            Grotto
            37 Bowdoin Street, Boston, MA 02114

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            1. re: heathermb

              That's where I'm going on Valentine's Day.

            2. I really like Tangierino in Charlestown, Casa Romero in Back Bay, and Marco in the North End. Sorry, I don't make it over to Cambridge much!

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              1. re: luckycaro7

                Luckycaro7, two out of three ain't bad. :))

                (I find Caso Romero to be the worst "Mexican" food I've ever had. Although the space itself has a romantic enough feel I guess.)