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Prix Fixe

JNice Oct 27, 2008 03:10 PM

I'm planning to take some clients out for dinner on a small budget so I thought a prix fixe menu would make my dollars go the furthest. My cliens works in the financial district so I was thinking of a dinner place close to that area. The dinner will be on a Tuesday or Wednesday evening.
Thanks in advance for your suggestions!

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  1. Joanie RE: JNice Oct 28, 2008 04:47 AM

    Pigalle on So. Charles St. has the $35 3 course dinner during Oct. I wonder if they'll extend that. 33 Rest. in the Back Bay gets mixed reviews but has a $33 menu every day.


    Les Zygomates used to offer a prix fixe, not sure if they still do and don't know of any other bargains in the financial district.

    1. cannedmilkandfruitypebbles RE: JNice Oct 28, 2008 06:20 AM

      Sel De La Terre isn't all that expensive to begin with and has a good atmosphere and food to match. That could certainally be an option. But not really much around for Prix Fixe.

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      1. re: cannedmilkandfruitypebbles
        JNice RE: cannedmilkandfruitypebbles Oct 28, 2008 07:11 AM

        Thank you both Joanie and canned - these are some very nice and classy ideas.

      2. ScubaSteve RE: JNice Oct 28, 2008 07:34 AM

        i'm curious as to how you're going to keep them on the prix fixe menu.
        are you going to inform them ahead of time?

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        1. re: ScubaSteve
          JNice RE: ScubaSteve Oct 31, 2008 06:23 PM

          Hi Steve, yes I have already told them that we are doing prix fixe. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks.

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            ScubaSteve RE: JNice Oct 31, 2008 07:59 PM

            no, i think i's pretty much been covered.

        2. BostonZest RE: JNice Oct 28, 2008 09:22 AM

          If it's not too late, La Voile on Newbury Street has added a $32 Prix Fixe menu on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.

          There's a photo of a sample menu here.


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          1. re: BostonZest
            bgavin RE: BostonZest Oct 28, 2008 11:28 AM

            Does anyone else find La Voile's web site impossible to read?

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              mrsx RE: bgavin Oct 28, 2008 02:18 PM

              Mais oui. Not only the font, but there's no menu or hours? It'd be great if the prixe fixe menu were posted for those of us outside of the passerby loop!

          2. bgavin RE: JNice Oct 28, 2008 11:29 AM

            Pigalle $35 dinner is exquisite - food is wonderful, service is elegant.
            Lot of choices for all three courses.

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              Joanie RE: bgavin Oct 29, 2008 05:38 AM

              Went last nite and there's just something about Pigalle that I don't like as much as everyone else. Everything was fine but no oohs and ahs while eating. Room is comfy, about 3/4 full on a Tues. from 6:30-8:30. Most drinks were $13/14, pretty pricey. He let us taste the Entre deux Mers ($10) but we went with the safe pinot gris ($12). Bread and butter was standard. Friend had the frisee w/ egg and bacon, I had arugula w/ bacon and cheese. A large portion and good. I ate the whole salad thinking I'd be taking some of the entree home but it was just easier to eat it all. I was really looking forward to the side of spaetzle but there wasn't that much of it, more peas and carrots in that mixture. The bacon wrapped pork loin was fine, cooked just under medium, quite a few slices. Friend had steak frites, steak seemed med. rare, fries were fine but not the best, creamed spinach was very good tho. I really liked the cobbler crust on the apple/cranberry cobbler, raspberry sorbet I think was the other dessert. Service was nice. They were only serving the 3 course menu (which could help the OP) and a more pricey tasting menu. Some other great sounding items like risotto w/ lump crab and bacon, duck, etc., I'd be curious to hear others' experiences.

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                twentyoystahs RE: Joanie Oct 29, 2008 06:41 AM

                We went during Restaurant Week this summer, and I had a similar experience as you, Joanie. Pigalle had been on my list for quite a while, and when we finally got there, it was just alright. Not amazing I enough to compel me to go back (like, say, my two recent excellent meals at Hungry Mother and Scampo.) I can't remember what we ordered (which is always somewhat indicative of my experience) but I do remember we also had that cobbler for dessert and it was really good. Back in the summer it might have been an apple/rhubarb or peach cobbler, again --can't remember. Our overall experience wasn't a negative one, just nothing out of the ordinary, unfortunately.

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                  Allstonian RE: Joanie Oct 30, 2008 01:04 PM

                  Barmy and I went during Restaurant Week in 2007, and also had a similar experience - a nice enough meal in a lovely space, but we just weren't wowed. Also, we ended up being kind of nickel-and-dimed into a pretty spendy meal (for us) - a round of those lovely but pricey cocktails, a surcharge or two for premium ingredients, I forget what all, but we paid about $130 for two, tax & tip included, which is a quite lot for us. We definitely felt it was good but not thrilling, and kind of disappointing for the price.

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