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cool lounge/restaurant in Cambridge/Boston/Waltham?

djla Mar 7, 2009 06:33 AM

I'm looking for somewhere fun to take my boyfriend out for dinner/drinks tonight; good food is important but atmosphere is key. Cuchi Cuchi is a good example of the type of place I have in mind, but I'm looking for other suggestions. Thanks!

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    y2000k RE: djla Mar 7, 2009 09:26 AM

    I have never been to cuchi cuchi, so I don't know what I'm comparing to. The only "coolish" place I can think of in Waltham, is Solea.

    1. barleywino RE: djla Mar 7, 2009 10:25 AM

      for great drinks and decent food there's always Eastern Standard (more brasserie than lounge, but still fun)...Bond at the Langham has cool atmosphere although the food/drinks are not particularly memorable

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        alt11 RE: djla Mar 9, 2009 12:10 PM

        Biagio in Waltham has an upstairs lounge w/ a bar and couches and low lighting - very modern and chic looking. I've only eaten downstairs, but wandered upstairs out of curiousity my last time there and ever since have wanted to check it out on a Fri or Sat night.

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          marn209 RE: djla Mar 9, 2009 12:45 PM

          I have never been to the place you mention, but Tempo in waltham is a cool place. Has a good decor, great drinks, and food is very good.

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            Taralli RE: djla Mar 9, 2009 01:20 PM

            Om in Harvard Square has a nice loungy bar on its first floor for drinks(careful, this has sound): http://www.omrestaurant.com/

            1. Matt H RE: djla Mar 9, 2009 01:34 PM

              River Gods might be a good option for Central Square. Food and drinks are good and the decor is very interesting!

              River Gods
              125 River St, Cambridge, MA 02139

              1. Chris VR RE: djla Mar 9, 2009 01:48 PM

                Hubby and I recently checked out the highly-recommended SIlvertone and loved it. Great retro-lounge atmosphere, really great cocktails, excellent food (fried calamari in particular) but the prices are what really make this an experience to remember. We had 2 apps, 2 entrees and 2 drinks for $46 (plus a generous tip for the great service) which we thought was a total steal.

                69 Bromfield St, Boston, MA 02108

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                  dulce de leche RE: djla Mar 9, 2009 06:17 PM

                  I'd go to dinner at Central Kitchen, and head upstairs after to the Enormous Room.

                  1. hotoynoodle RE: djla Mar 10, 2009 07:34 AM

                    beehive gets mixed reviews on here, but is a very cool room.

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                      Tir_na_nOg RE: hotoynoodle Mar 10, 2009 04:51 PM

                      Tempo in Waltham is excellent. Also Tempo's sister in Cambridge, Temple Bar. OM in Cambridge, as already mentioned.

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