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The Best of the Boston Brahman Eateries

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Once a year, I like to eat out at one of the olde world Bostonian restaurants. Last year, we had a wonderful dinner at Locke-Ober. Which should I hit next?

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  1. Cafe Marliave...just re-opened.

    1. I have an annual lunch at Locke Obers with a few longtime coworkers.

      How about the Oak Room at the Copley Plaza?

      1. I wouldn't go for the food, but the Last Hurrah in the Omni Parker is a great place to enjoy a scotch while doing some really good Brahmin people-watching.

        1. I concur with the Oak Room suggestion. It is a classic restaurant in an older hotel.

          It will be interesting to see what the Taj does with the old Ritz.

          1. Jacob Wirth's is the second oldest restaurant in Boston. Beautiful mahogany bar, tin ceiling, decent food, spacious ( plenty of elbow room between tables).

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            1. re: taxi

              Not hardly in the Boston Brahmin category, though - might as well recommend Durgin-Park. They're both old, and both can be fun, but neither compares to Locke Ober in quality or atmosphere.