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Dec 5, 2008 12:03 PM

Christmas Eve dinner 2008

We're looking for a really fantastic Christmas Eve dinner - something special to celebrate the holidays. We went to Grace last year - it was good, but nothing spectacular. Been looking at Providence, Ortolan, or Bastide for this year. Any thoughts? Does Bastide even do a special menu? Anyone have Christmas Eve dinner at any of these places last year? Would appreciate any thoughts on this...Thanks!

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  1. Bastide is closed.
    Providence does a lovely Christmas Eve dinner. I'm guessing Melisse would also be lovely, and they just remodeled.

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    1. re: perk

      Went to Providence last xmas eve. it was indeed lovely.

      1. re: Clyde

        What was your favorite part of the experience at Providence and what made it unique?

      2. I believe Bastide closed. I used to go to Saddlepeak Lodge. but after a disaster a couple of years ago caused by a new manager, I've never been back. We went to Cut last year and it was so terrific, we are going again this year.

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        1. re: Tom P

          I nixed Saddlepeak after reading some of the reviews here. While Cut is great, steak just isn't my idea of Christmas. But, thanks so much for the response. I had not realized that Bastide closed. Too bad.

          1. re: parsleybasilnthyme

            I completely understand about 'steak' not feeling festive. Another suggestion: I used to go to Water Grill on Christmas Eve. Did it for 4 years, then just decided to switch (to Saddle Peak). It was also always wonderful. But perhaps Providence is the way to go?

            1. re: Tom P

              I will look at Water Grill as well. Thank you.