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Fine dining in Ipswich?

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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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  1. 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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    1. re: treb

      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.

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

      1. 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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        1. re: lexpatti

          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.