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Any restaurant in New England-- any suggestions?

stay_classy May 30, 2008 12:39 PM

My roommate just recently gave me an interesting birthday gift-- Any restaurant in New England at any time for whatever meal I want. I've been in the industry in Boston for some time but definitely have a lot of places to experience. Where would you go if you had this opportunity? I need suggestions!

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  1. almansa RE: stay_classy May 30, 2008 12:44 PM

    Blantyre in Lenox. Hands down.

    1. hiddenboston RE: stay_classy May 30, 2008 01:16 PM

      Hmmmm, maybe the Cooper Beech Inn in Ivoryton, CT. Or perhaps the Jasmine Bistro in Brighton if I wanted to stay closer to home.



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      1. re: hiddenboston
        ElizabethHenton RE: hiddenboston May 31, 2008 05:57 AM

        copper beach lost their sous chef and chef several months ago. dicey to say the least

      2. TomH RE: stay_classy May 30, 2008 01:27 PM

        I would have to say Arrows in Ogunquit, Maine. One of my favorites as my family has vacationed in York Beach for years.


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          terrystu RE: TomH May 31, 2008 12:04 PM

          Great food at Arrows if you can stand the pretentious attitude. It was just way too much for me to stand.

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          Kitamonster RE: stay_classy May 30, 2008 01:34 PM

          I agree with Arrows; or the Golden Lamb Buttery (northeastern CT) if you can't face Oguinquit in summertime.

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            emilief RE: stay_classy May 30, 2008 03:07 PM

            Agree with Arrows in Ogunquit. Not just good food- a very beautiful place with gorgeous gardens and many vegetables grown in the garden on the menu.

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              Earle RE: emilief May 30, 2008 03:56 PM

              Seeing that you are in Boston , I would try Abe and Louie's in down town. Web site to follow(http://www.abeandlouies.com/index.cfm...) I love steak and this place was as good as gets. Earle Ct.

            2. TonyO RE: stay_classy May 30, 2008 05:42 PM

              A couple up here in Vermont:

              The Inn at Shelburne Farms
              Hen of the Wood (I just posted a review).

              3 hours from Boston.

              1. Scargod RE: stay_classy May 30, 2008 05:43 PM

                Hemingway's in Killington, VT was pretty special (and romantic) for us. We sat in a nook next to a fireplace. It's one of those smallish, slightly different places and off the beaten path. I have to say that I am somewhat new to NE but I have dined at some great places in NYC, Boston, Hartford and New Haven so Hemingway's is not a stretch. It's not one of those places with "a view" from the restaurant but the area is great.

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                  Gio RE: Scargod May 30, 2008 06:10 PM

                  Oh I so agree with Hemingway's. We had an anniversary dinner there and it was simply - wonderful! There may not be a "view" but once you're inside you're in a place that feels comfortable, elegant and very special. Plus the food is every bit as good as the best restaurant any where.

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                    Alica RE: Gio May 31, 2008 09:47 AM

                    The wine tasting dinners at Hemingway's are great!!

                2. LTGARCIA RE: stay_classy May 31, 2008 07:54 AM

                  I'd recommend the Blue Heron in Sunderland MA. Two hours from Boston, in an old New England brick meeting house building. Fabulous food and lovely atmosphere, perfect spot for a drive into some nice countryside as well. http://www.blueherondining.com/

                  1. EastRocker RE: stay_classy Jun 2, 2008 06:57 AM

                    555 in Portland, ME
                    Bespoke or Union League in New Haven, CT

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                      Scargod RE: EastRocker Jun 2, 2008 03:29 PM

                      Er.. I was thinking Union League Cafe, so I second that one. Guess I gotta do Bespoke soon. God, this research is tough.

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                      lexpatti RE: stay_classy Jun 2, 2008 05:07 PM

                      White Barn Inn in Kennebunkport, Me.

                      Arrows is on my list but haven't been yet.

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