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BeantownHound Mar 1, 2008 06:10 PM

So I was reading the post about Clio vs Lespalier and considered the fact that everyone essentially groups restaurants in little packs, so I wanted to run a survey of your top pick for the following classes:

upscale-formal: lespalier
upscale-semiformal: no. 9 park
upscale-casual: olives
aspiring-moderate: franklin cafe
seafood heavy: neptune
sushi: ginza
pizza: figs
sandwich shop: volle nolle
indian: namaskar
grocery store: formaggio kitchen
wine store: bermans
bread: b&r

  1. NiKoLe1625 Mar 2, 2008 12:22 PM

    upscale-formal: l'espalier
    upscale-semiformal: Clio (i find their food to be upscale, but their atmosphere to be somewhat more casual)
    upscale casual: mistral
    aspiring-moderate: rocca
    seafood heavy: atlantic fish
    sushi: douzo, ginza
    pizza: figs, upper crust
    sandwich shop: ?
    indian: india quality
    grocery store: trader joes
    wine store: ?
    bread: clear flour

    1. b
      bachslunch Mar 2, 2008 11:43 AM

      Within Boston (includes Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, East Boston and the like, but not Cambridge, Newton, Brookline, etc.):

      upscale-formal: L'Espalier
      upscale-semiformal: No. 9 Park
      upscale-casual: Ten Tables
      aspiring-moderate: Franklin Cafe
      seafood heavy: Neptune
      sushi: (high end) O-Ya, (non-high end) Village Fish (JP)
      pizza: Regina (North End)
      sandwich shop: Parish Cafe
      indian: India Quality
      grocery store: Whole Foods
      wine store: ?
      bread: (at restaurant) Sel de la Terre

      1. s
        saltyair Mar 2, 2008 08:38 AM

        upscale-formal: L'esplaier
        upscale-semiformal: Sorrellina
        upscale-casual: Teatro
        aspiring-moderate: Pigalle
        seafood heavy: Atlantic Fish
        sushi: Fugaku
        pizza: Regina's
        sandwich shop: Hot Tomatoes
        indian: Diva
        grocery store: Whole Foods
        wine store: ?
        bread: Iggy's

        1. f
          FoonFan Mar 2, 2008 06:46 AM

          upscale-formal: Go to New York - La Bernardin or Daniel
          upscale-semiformal: Troquet
          upscale-casual: Icarus
          aspiring-moderate: 10 Tables
          seafood heavy: Neptune
          sushi: Oishi
          pizza: Regina
          sandwich shop: Michael's
          indian: Grain & Salt
          grocery store: Whole Foods
          wine store: Bauer
          bread: Clear Flour

          1. BostonZest Mar 2, 2008 05:50 AM

            upscale-formal: L'Espalier
            upscale-semiformal: Hamersley's
            upscale-casual: La Voile
            aspiring-moderate: Central Kitchen/ Rendezvous Central Square
            seafood heavy: Neptune
            sushi: None
            pizza: Bostone on Newbury or Al Forno Providence (totally different)
            sandwich shop: Michael's Deli - Coolidge Corner
            indian: Indian Samarrat
            grocery store: Russo's for Veggies/ Formaggio for Cheese/ Whole Foods for basics
            wine store: Bauer Wine on Newbury
            bread: Clear Flour

            1. t
              tamerlanenj Mar 2, 2008 04:45 AM

              upscale-formal: L'Espalier
              upscale-semiformal: Troquet
              upscale-casual: La Voile
              aspiring-moderate: Pops
              seafood heavy: neptune
              sushi: Douzo
              pizza: Regina
              sandwich shop: Michael's Deli
              indian: India Quality
              grocery store: savenor's
              wine store: bauer
              bread: sel de la terre

              1. m
                maxinboston Mar 1, 2008 08:17 PM

                clear flour takes it for bread, o ya (or possibly douzo) for sushi. and i might give it to tamarind bay or rani for indian.

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