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Middlesex Lounge Sat. night

lulatula Feb 26, 2009 08:51 AM

My husband and I have the afternoon and evening to ourselves and we plan on going here around 9 or 10 to listen to the DJ. I need some ideas for before we go. I like good wine and food and he likes beer and dive bars with cheap food. So I need something in between the two, or at least a place with a decent wine list where he can relax and enjoy himself and I will be happy with my wine. Food is more an afterthought but if we are hungry I want something decent.

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  1. yumyum RE: lulatula Feb 26, 2009 09:02 AM

    Green Street will fit the bill for the two of you. Good wine list, very good cocktails and upscale comfort food.

    Beware -- Middlesex gets hella busy so if you don't want to stand on line, hit it up early.

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      DoubleMan RE: yumyum Feb 26, 2009 09:59 AM

      Second everything.

      The crowds are insane these days, and since they removed half of the benches inside, calling it a Lounge is a bit of stretch - just 150 people standing around waiting forever for drink service.

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      heypielady RE: lulatula Feb 26, 2009 10:23 AM

      I also agree with yumyum. Its been a while since I've been to Middlesex and I live darn close to it but my favorite time being there was right after work at like 6 and actually lounging around (not standing) until the DJ hit. We enjoyed seeing the room transform, even danced a little but then it got really crowded so we ended up going to Green Street at the end of the night... consider flipping your agenda.

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        LeoLioness RE: lulatula Feb 26, 2009 11:01 AM

        In addition to Green Street, maybe Garden at the Cellar?

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          chevrelove RE: lulatula Feb 26, 2009 11:11 AM

          Central Kitchen is nearby and good, but may be skewed to your preferences more so than your husband's.

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            lulatula RE: lulatula Feb 26, 2009 11:53 AM

            Thanks for all the suggestions. I have wanted to try Green Street so that is definite. Is there a time we should get there by also? And thanks for the info on the Middlesex. We will head in early and wait around with some drinks and hopefully grab a seat.

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              pollystyrene RE: lulatula Feb 26, 2009 07:27 PM

              Green Street takes reservations for the dining area.

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              cpingenot RE: lulatula Feb 26, 2009 02:21 PM

              Miracle of Science right next door is a favorite- more towards your husband, but better than average quality pub fare and I'm sure they have a decent wine list.

              1. Matt H RE: lulatula Feb 27, 2009 06:26 AM

                I would also recommend Green Street for very good food, excellent cocktail craft, solid beer and wine list.

                As someone who frequents Middlesex whenever I feel like dancing on a Saturday night, its definitely more of a "dancing" place than a hanging out and listening place. I really enjoy myself there though. Another recommendation would be the Enormous Room above Central Kitchen if you want more of a loungy atmosphere.

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                  lulatula RE: lulatula Feb 27, 2009 09:51 AM

                  We definitely plan on dancing , we just wanted the loungy atmosphere for before. Thanks for all the suggestions.

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