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Restaurants that make you sing...

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gramercyfoodie Jun 16, 2008 08:59 AM

We went to O Ya about a month ago, didn't report back because we liked it but didn't love it and didn't really feel I had much to add about it.

After we left, I was thinking (after spending a fortune on the meal) what qualities a restaurant has that makes me want to go back again and agan. Then I thought about Broadway musicals and drew a parallel...all the wonderful musicals I love have a song or two that I can't get out of my head; I loved so much that I would just see the show over and over again no matter how monotonous it got. (O Ya didn't make me sing) So my question to you is what dishes/restaurants have that "can't get it out of my head" quality to you?

My Boston ones have been: Sorellina and Neptune Oyster

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  1. TheTrout RE: gramercyfoodie Jun 16, 2008 10:10 AM

    I'll limit my reply to "ten tunes". In no particular order, these places range from a simple little ditty to Beethoven's " Ode to Joy":

    Pigalle
    Red Bones
    Oleana
    L'Espalier
    Sage
    La Campania
    Kouzina
    Tamera de Haro
    Delfino
    Il Cappiricio

    Some are "in the city", others are in the nearby burbs. I think all are in the latest Zagat if you need info on places that you're unfamiliar with.

    1. jgg13 RE: gramercyfoodie Jun 16, 2008 11:01 AM

      They make you sing at the Medieval Manor!

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        pollystyrene RE: jgg13 Jun 16, 2008 06:57 PM

        And you made me laugh in my living room.

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          hyde RE: pollystyrene Jun 17, 2008 10:24 AM

          dear god! does that place still exist? most likely the worst meal experience i have EVER had, and that was thirty years ago!

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            hiddenboston RE: hyde Jun 17, 2008 11:47 AM

            When I went to the MM, I was singing the next day from all the meade I had there, but it was a different kind of singing, if you catch my drift...

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              gramercyfoodie RE: hiddenboston Jun 17, 2008 01:39 PM

              TMI!!! :)

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        taxi RE: gramercyfoodie Jun 16, 2008 11:32 AM

        Oh, you have to go sing by the piano with Mel at Jacob Wirth's on a Friday night from 8-12. AND, no cover charge. Lots of fun and lots of songs in his song books that he distributes. Many types of beer and good apps. I know you will have an enjoyable time. Every time I bring people there, they end up wanting to return!!

        1. hiddenboston RE: gramercyfoodie Jun 16, 2008 12:02 PM

          I don't know if this counts, but UBurger makes me sing "Cheeseburger in Paradise" (not that Kenmore Square is paradise, but...)

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            pollystyrene RE: gramercyfoodie Jun 16, 2008 07:42 PM

            Mamma Maria has this singing effect on me. As for particular dishes I crave regularly:

            Pizza at Regina's
            Garlic & Truffle Soup at Grotto
            Grilled Cheese at Eastern Standard
            Cocktails at the B-Side, particularly the Sidecar, particularly with mac & cheese
            Ricotta Dumplings at Oleana
            (I like cheese.)

            1. fmcoxe6188 RE: gramercyfoodie Jun 17, 2008 08:03 AM

              Off the top of my head- the Cauliflower Bisque at Dante, the Butternut Squash soup at No. 9 Park, and the Butternut Squash Agnolotti at Figs- are all meals that I cannot, for the life of me, get out of my head and I completely crave.

              I wouldnt force the rest of you to listen to my singing-so Ill leave that part out ;-)

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                gramercyfoodie RE: fmcoxe6188 Jun 17, 2008 01:38 PM

                that cauliflower bisque sounds delightful!! I too will spare you of my actual singing :)

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