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eastern standard just lost our saturday night reservation for 12...help!

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cambridgeMike Apr 3, 2008 04:42 AM

a friend's 30th birthday is this weekend and we had a reservation for 12 people at eastern standard. when another friend called to confirm the reservation they apparently had no clue about the reservation and are totally booked.
i looked on opentable and didn't find anything that interesting that can accomodate a large group but i'm sure that many restaurants don't use opentable for such large parties. any other suggestions of restaurants around the same price point as eastern standard that could potentially seat a large group and be a fun atmosphere? People are converging at the bday girl's apartment in the back bay first so someplace relatively close to back bay/south end/downtown would be preferred.

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  1. Joanie RE: cambridgeMike Apr 3, 2008 04:55 AM

    Union, Rocca, Gaslight? Green St.? Beacon St. Tavern?

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      phosho RE: cambridgeMike Apr 3, 2008 06:50 AM

      I would second Green Street-they are good at accomodating large(ish) parties and have a lot of good drink options (plus an under-rated wine list) for a birthday

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        Fenway_Frank RE: cambridgeMike Apr 3, 2008 07:26 AM

        Bouchee? Brasserie Jo? Avila?

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          cambridgeMike RE: cambridgeMike Apr 4, 2008 05:55 AM

          just a follow up that a manager at eastern standard called my friend last night realizing they screwed up and promised to uphold the reservation even giving us a better time. so props to the folks at eastern standard.

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            kate used to be 50 RE: cambridgeMike Apr 4, 2008 06:03 AM

            That's is great to hear. I've always thought the management at ESK was superior to many other establishments.

            Enjoy. Go early and have a cocktail with Jackson.

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