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Sweetbread Sep 10, 2008 03:32 PM

When my wife and I come into Boston from the North Shore,usually for an occasion, we tend to go to the same places and order favorite dishes, like the lobster Savannah at Locke-Obers the Oak Room's steak for two. She has a birthday coming up and I'd like to branch out a bit. Any suggestions?
Thanks.

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    Sweetbread Sep 11, 2008 11:43 AM

    Thank you all for such great suggestions. We'll be set for months to come!

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      pollystyrene Sep 10, 2008 08:18 PM

      The Osso Bucco or the Wild Mushroom Ravioli at Mamma Maria.

      1. MC Slim JB Sep 10, 2008 07:14 PM

        Haven't had it in a while, but lavender honey glazed whole roasted boneless duck for two with leeks, roasted peaches, and Salts farm turnips at Salts was amazing.

        Pardon me if the rest of these aren't especially useful for your purposes.

        I still adore the Provençal fisherman’s soup with rouille, Gruyère and basil oil at Rialto.

        Trofie at Rocca.

        Penne alla buongustaio at Trattoria Toscana.

        Not fancy enough for an occasion, but still wonderful is the traditional three-course Peking duck dinner at King Fung Garden. Similarly informal, but you have to order it in advance (which feels more special) is the squab bastilla torte at Baraka Cafe. Likewise, I never go to Mary Chung without ordering suan la chow show. Veggie pakoras at India Quality. Shish kebab at Santarpio's.

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          Winer Sep 10, 2008 05:12 PM

          Braised Rabbit and tagiatelle at Mamma Maria

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            nasilemak Sep 10, 2008 04:57 PM

            En Toon Mor Fai at Montien

            1. Rubee Sep 10, 2008 04:24 PM

              Prune-filled gnocchi with foie gras and vin santo at No 9 Park.

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                Sweetbread Sep 10, 2008 04:31 PM

                Wow--is that an appetizer?

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                  Rubee Sep 10, 2008 05:54 PM

                  Yes it is, and oh so good.

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                  No 9 Park
                  9 Park Street, Boston, MA 02108

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                cambridgeMike Sep 10, 2008 04:03 PM

                roast chicken at hammersly's

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                  Sweetbread Sep 10, 2008 04:31 PM

                  Thank you--we've never been there!

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