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Looking for a farm to table style restaurant for my 30th birthday?

  • k

I just moved to Boston from New York area. Next tuesday is my 30th birthday and I was looking for a nice place my boyfriend and I could go. When we lived in NY we always went to Blue Hill at Stone Barns for special events. http://bluehillfarm.com/food/blue-hil...

Now I am looking for something similar in Boston or vicinity? Maybe not as pricey as Blue Hill...
A place that has inventive food and cherishes the whole farm to table trend. Any ideas or suggestions?

Thanks!

Katy

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  1. I think Craigie on Main should be a good fit for you:

    http://www.craigieonmain.com/?page_id=11

    1. EVOO (in Somerville) also has that philosophy. They use lots of local ingredients and really care about that. This is a wonderful restaurant, too. You won't be disappointed.

      1. TW Food in Cambridge. They radically change their menu several times a season to keep pace with available ingredients. The winter menus are especially interesting, relying heavily on root vegetables. They're always happy to talk about the ingredients, where they come from (e.g., their own root cellar), etc. Oh, and the food is amazing.

        Craigie is great too.

          1. For something a bit different, and maybe 40 minutes out of Boston, you might try Gilson's Herb Lyceum in Groton. Friday and Saturday evening, fixed menu dinner in a restored 19th century carriage house. $55 pp. BYOB. A very enjoyable evening with good conversation and great food.

            http://www.gilsonslyceum.com/index.htm

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            1. re: powerfulpierre

              Along that vein you may want to check out Garden at the Cellar (quickly becoming one of my fave restaurants) The chef, Will Gilson is Dave Gilson's son. Will sources his herbs from the Lyceum and is a strong advocate of the local food movement.