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Feb 3, 2009 11:32 AM

Valentine's Day on the North Shore

If anyone has heard of any special menus for Valentine's Day at North Shore restaurants, please let me know. The only one I've found so far is a $75 prix fixe menu at Tryst in Beverly.

Alternately, if you have a favorite romantic spot on the North Shore, please recommend. By North Shore, I mean Swampscott/Beverly/Manchester/Gloucester rather than Winchester and Lynnfield.

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  1. Did you thy the open table listing. I used that one in my recent article on Valentine's day and they listed a few places I would consider North Shore.

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    1. re: BostonZest

      Thanks for this. I didn't think to look at Open Table. Truth be known, I didn't know they did listing likes this--cool. Unfortunately, there's really nothing in my area. BTW, I didn't know about your blog, which is right up my alley.

        1. re: phonelady

          I haven't been. Looks great, though, from looking at their site. Do you eat there a lot? Any favorites?

      1. re: BostonZest

        Actually, I took another look and saw there are a couple of places listed in Newburyport, which is cool.

        1. re: BostonZest

          I just signed up for OpenTable! Looks like a great site. I'll pass on the site.
          Where were you when I was a Concierge???? would have helped!
          Good Luck!

          1. re: contessa1

            Good luck, I tried them long ago, most restaurants didn't even know I had a reservation through OT, never used it since.

            1. re: treb

              I think those bugs have long since been worked out. I use it fairly frequently to make and change reservations with no problems

        2. We had a fabulous dinner at Tryst to celebrate my husband's birthday in January. The crab cake they offer is unlike any I have had before and absolutely splendid.

          We are going back there to celebrate Valentine's Day -- but a day or two early.

          Duckworth's is also quite wonderful. I guess if we knew if you were dissatified with Tryst (cost, location, menu) or if you were only looking for additional options?

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          1. re: bgavin

            I haven't been to Tryst, so thanks for the recommendation. Sounds like I should definitely try it! I'm just looking to present the hubby with a few romantic options. I am also planning to put a round up of special V-day menus on my blog.

            1. re: Northshoregirl

              Just clicked over and looked at your blog. Very nicely put together!

              I live in Rockport - so your postings were spot on.

              1. re: bgavin

                I'm glad you like it. We are having so much fun doing it. If you are so inclined--please tell your NS friends! ;)

                We haven't reviewed a Rockport restaurant yet. What would you recommend? I've eaten ice cream and strudel on Bearskin Neck and lunch at The Greenery, but that's about the extent of my knowledge of eateries up there.

            1. re: Cathleen02

              Great price, that's for sure. Have you been to Capts? Any recommendations?

              1. re: Northshoregirl

                We go to the bar a lot, they have ridiculously cheap apps on weeknights 5-6 or 6:30 (.25 to .50). I've had dinner there a few times and have never been disappointed. We actually went on Valentine's a few years ago and it was very nice.

            2. We area boring couple. We love Pellana in Peabody and we are having dinner there on Valentine's evening. They have their regular menu offerings with their usual few specials. No set menu for a crazy price. We are usually happy there even on busy nights.

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              1. re: marilu

                Good thinking. Nothing boring about good food in a place you like!

                1. re: Northshoregirl

                  First of all, love your blog. I live on the north shore as well, always looking for great restaurants. I have found an italian restaurent I like in Marblehead called Sablone's. Dont know what they are doing for V Day. We are going into Boston for tango lessons and dining in the south end. Hope you have a great night! Also Lobster Pool in in the summer at sunsetis awesome!

                  1. re: nytransplant

                    Thank you so much for the kind words about the blog. We just posted today about our favorite Italian restaurant in Marblehead (Caffe Italia), but it looks like we need to get ourselves to Sablone's!

              2. I'd recommend the GrapeVine in Salem on the waterfront... best food on the northshore by far.