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Favorite Date Night Recs for North of Boston

chompie Aug 3, 2008 12:39 PM

Here's a spot to share your favorite date nite activities, which of course would include food, drink, romance and fun. Mine are mostly cheap dates, yours might be ultra extravagent..Anything to to help make these summer nites last...(or days)

Saturday Music Nites at Brothers Kouzina Rte1 Peabody--(Note- The music is on break until around Aug. 16th..)Really good Greek music trio. They put on the white linen and serve great dinners or meze.

Get a delicious homemade choc or vanilla cupcake at BlueCanoe convenience store at Exit 42 Wakefield, then continue down Salem St. to Meltharbs and get a hot fudge sundae, and eat your cake and ice cream down the road parked at Lake Quannipowitt. Best on a Saturday nite with 99.1 on your radio playing all Sinatra.

Friday or Sat nite at Sushi Island Wakefield when the jazz is playing.

Great Hibachi/Teppanyaki chef show at Hatsuhana in Danvers Rte 1 behind Circuit City. Especially for 50% off (while it lasts) on Mon-Thurs lunch or dinner. Great entertainment, laughs and food.

Find out when low tide will be late afternoon in Gloucester and walk out to the island off of Good Harbor Beach, then head over to The Lobster Pool in Rockport to watch a beautiful sunset over the ocean with your dinner at the picnic table. (Havent done the walk to the island yet, but look forward to it)

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    lexpatti Aug 10, 2008 05:21 AM

    Pack a picnic or dine at one of the excellent downtown restaurants in Lowell before going to Boarding House Park for some fantastic music outside under the stars. (great line up)

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    1. re: lexpatti
      chompie Aug 15, 2008 12:23 PM

      anyone know any other outdoor music spots? I know Michaels in Newburyport has music, but have never been. Any good, food or atmosphere??

      Oh yeah, i just remembered a good one, although it was last year, but Lime Rickeys on the beach in Marblehead(clams, pizza, breakfast, dinners etc) had jazz out on the deck. It was a great evening or afternoon. But i have no idea if they still have music... Would love some some more ideas for waterfront eats especially south of Gloucester/Rockport, cuz there's obviously lots up there...And if there arent others outside that area, then which are the best ones, eg..on Rocky Neck in E. Gloucester?

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      three of us Aug 9, 2008 02:31 PM

      We like to take a picnic to Halibut Point, find a nice spot on the rocks, and have a nice meal with wine we picked up on the way up from the 128 rotary. Then we climb the rocks, look in the tidal pools and end with dessert at Lobster Pool.

      1. Chris VR Aug 6, 2008 07:22 PM

        We don't get babysitters often and when we do we tend to head down to the city.

        But for local date nights we've recently been to All Seasons Table in Malden and had a great meal. We also had a fun meal at Midwest Grill in Saugus that we topped off with a trip to Our Glass Wine Company to taste/buy a few wines.

        Turner's in Melrose is our standby for a quick and good local meal.

        This week we've got family in town so we're hoping to try Chunky's Cinema in Haverhill (dinner and a movie from the same seat, love the concept, a bit way of the execution but going in with an open mind).

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        1. re: Chris VR
          chompie Aug 9, 2008 02:02 PM

          what kind of restaurant is All Seasons Table? Would like to try Midwest Grill, though as a nonmeat eater, thought we might get thrown out the window...Did you happen to try any seafood or veggie stuff?? Or should we just not bother to go? I want to go cuz i love Brazilian music. Did they have it when you were there?

          1. re: chompie
            Chris VR Aug 9, 2008 03:20 PM

            All Season Table is Pan Asian. From my experience with their menu, their strength is in the appetizers and especially the raw stuff.

            I've been to the Midwest Grill in Cambridge with a vegetarian, and she seemed to manage a filling meal from the buffet table, but if I was only a nonmeat eater, I don't think I'd go there. The "schtick" is they come around with meat on skewers until you cry Uncle. I don't think there's seafood on the menu, and basically you'd be stuck with the side dishes.

            As for Chunky's, yeah, I'm not expecting anything earth shattering but if the food is edible and the beer is cold, then I'll be happy enough.

            Midwest Grill
            910 Broadway Rte 1, Saugus, MA

            All Seasons Table Restaurant
            64 Pleasant St, Malden, MA 02148

            Chunky's Cinema Pub
            371 Lowell Ave, Haverhill, MA

          2. re: Chris VR
            Harp00n Aug 9, 2008 02:16 PM

            "Danger, Will Robinson!"
            Be very wary, or at least go with lowered expectations.


            1. re: Harp00n
              three of us Aug 9, 2008 02:29 PM

              So it's not the meal of a lifetime but Chunky's is fun in its way. Kids love going here and it's a good way to put the kids in the old car seats that serve as chairs, order dinner, get a cold beer for yourself, and sit back and enjoy a movie.

              1. re: three of us
                Harp00n Aug 9, 2008 06:30 PM

                A parallel non-Chowish universe that bears little resemblance to your excellent, pickup a little something at Roy Moore's, suggestion below.


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            chompie Aug 4, 2008 11:53 PM

            i came back hoping to hear some great date nite ideas and nothing! maybe this just got lost, as it was posted in the middle of the nite so i will try again, although its the middle of the nite again..

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              chompie Aug 6, 2008 04:56 PM

              just saw a post on Felicias in Stoneham and realized it had to be put here.. Great old school Italian in a romantic atmosphere, esp. fun on Saturdays and holidays with the 2 guys and accordian singing Italian songs. It's a really great nite out...

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