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Jun 13, 2008 05:46 AM

Patio engagement party for 50

I recently got engaged and my Fiancé wants to have an engagement party in late august at a restaurant that has a patio/deck so our guest can be outside. We were originally thinking about Sophia’s Grotto in Roslindale, we tried it last night and were very disappointed with both the food and service (a few dishes were spectacular such as the scallops au Groton and few dishes were bad such as the spicy mussels). We are willing to look into any place regardless of price in the Boston area (Boston, Brookline, Brighton, Newton, Waltham, Cambridge, Somerville). Quality food is a must! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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  1. A few thoughts: Rocca, Dante, Hamersley's, B&G Oyster, Harvest, Cuffs at the Jurys Hotel, possibly Oleana (though I'm not sure it seats 50 or can be reserved).

    1. danyboy,
      Last June friends and I sat outside at the wonderful patio at the Extended Stay place in Charlestown that is right on the bridge there. The name escapes me but they have a beautiful inside restaurant, also. Think it is a Marriott. Right on the Atlantic with a nice breeze.

      1. I'll toss in another vote for Oleana... I attended a lovely fall wedding reception on their patio... no sit down meal, but lots of delicious tapas-y treats. There were at least 50 people there and it was reserved, though it was several years back...

        1. The patio at 28 Degrees is pretty & comfortable, and there's music and a dancefloor inside. It's festive, and if your party is taking over, it will mitigate any of the too-cool-for-school-ness of it. I've only been once, but the food we had was great

          1. My first thought was Dante - very pretty view along the Charles and great food. Also, I've attended a couple of functions and Joanna, who is charge of private parties, does a great job.

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