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Fine dining in Ipswich?

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liba123 Sep 7, 2008 09:03 PM

Hello all,

I'm going to be taking my boyfriend to stay at the Inn at Castle Hill in Ipswich. I'd love any recommendations for a great birthday dinner - price is no object. The reestaurant has to be quiet and serve great food - any cuisine is fine. Thanks so much!

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    treb RE: liba123 Sep 8, 2008 04:07 AM

    There are some very good places in the downtown area of Ispwich. Zabligone for Italian, Stone Soup is has some classic fare, Ithaki for Mediterreanean. If you stretch a bit, in Gloucester there are also some good places.

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      Sunday Cook RE: treb Sep 9, 2008 05:43 PM

      I second Ithaki. Good upscale Greek (and you can spend big bucks if you order fresh seafood). Not too quiet though.

      If you make it up to Newburyport, I like 10 Center for dinner. Also not too quiet.

      Zabaglione in Ipswich might fit the bill for you. Haven't eaten there in *ages* so, so do a quick search to make sure it's up to snuff.

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      shaebones RE: liba123 Sep 10, 2008 01:29 AM

      If you go to Ithaki, MAKE SURE you get the grilled octopus appetizer!

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        lexpatti RE: liba123 Sep 10, 2008 05:21 AM

        My fellow foodie friend just ate at Zabligone and claims it might have been the best meal in her life!!! Very small, quiet, romantic place - she is still talking about the special that she got but BF and her fought over who had the best meal (hubby and I do that too). She really wants to get back there to try more on teh menu - she watched all the dishes as they came out and was impressed with all of them.

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          treb RE: lexpatti Sep 10, 2008 06:01 AM

          The menu is very diverse, Michael the chef/owner, usually puts out some nice specials. It's a challenge between trying things on the menu vs. specials.

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