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Downtown Crossing Dinner

LDoll13 Jun 17, 2008 12:26 PM

Looking for a fun place to have dinner near Downtown Crossing/the Boston Common. A group of 7 ladies are headed out to see SATC at the Lowes Boston Common and want a fun dinner before....martini's, etc.

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  1. fmcoxe6188 RE: LDoll13 Jun 17, 2008 12:40 PM

    I really like Silvertones down there- tasty food, good strong drinks.
    My ladies and I went to Teatro before SATC a couple of weeks ago- right next door to the theatre and it was very nice- more up scale than Silvertones. I didnt eat- but some did and enjoyed it- I did have a fantastic champagne cocktail though! :-)

    Enjoy the movie!!!

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      Blumie RE: LDoll13 Jun 17, 2008 12:53 PM

      Teatro is right next door. Other good options are goodlife and Kingston Station.

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        lissy RE: Blumie Jun 17, 2008 01:30 PM

        I did the SATC/Teatro thing a couple of weekends ago and the food there is always good though on this occasion, the FOH service left much to be desired.

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          Blumie RE: lissy Jun 17, 2008 01:50 PM

          Although not as convenient, I think silvertones, goodlife or kingston station would be more fun in any event.

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            TomH RE: Blumie Jun 17, 2008 02:19 PM

            I second the Kingston Station rec. I had a very nice lunch there with a few co-workers last week and that was my third very good experience in there.

      2. finlero RE: LDoll13 Jun 17, 2008 01:38 PM

        I've never been totally smitten by Excelsior, but it strikes me as perhaps the "New Yorkiest" restaurant in the area, at least in the faux, mythologized SATC sense. If nothing else, lots of snazzy-looking cocktails: http://www.excelsiorrestaurant.com/co...

        You might also check out Via Matta around the corner.

        A bit farther away, and more expensive than the above is No 9 Park. Tremendous bartending and a nice, if overpriced cafe menu.

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          phatchris RE: finlero Jun 17, 2008 02:39 PM

          And they are having a $30 lobster special all summer long, a different preparation each week.

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            mrsx RE: phatchris Jun 17, 2008 04:21 PM

            Which "they" are you referring to when you mentioned the $30 lobster special... Excelsior, Via Matta, or No. 9 Park?

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              finlero RE: mrsx Jun 17, 2008 04:29 PM

              Looks like phatchris meant Excelsior: http://www.excelsiorrestaurant.com/sp...

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