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Romantic Dinner on Newbury St

TheBonz Jun 2, 2009 12:28 PM

So I'm looking to impress my girlfriend this saturday night by taking her out to a nice dinner. When I asked her where she wanted to go, she said, "Anywhere on Newbury St."

I'm gonna have roughly $125 for the two of us, so I'm assuming anywhere we go would fall into that price range. Ideally, the place would either be French or Italian.


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  1. rlove RE: TheBonz Jun 2, 2009 12:38 PM

    La Voile, 259 Newbury St, which is the north side between Fairfield and Gloucester.

    Rustic provencal French, but in a romantic, quaint restaurant with authentic (literally just-off-the-boat) French waitstaff.

    Appetizers are $9-$20, main courses are $19-$35. Great wine list, with plenty of good bottles that will keep you within your price range.

    I really like La Voile, and you are in luck with your decision, since there isn't much else (if anything) of note on Newbury.

    For mains, I recommend the sole meuniere and the sweetbreads.

    Whatever you do, enjoy your evening.

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      PorkTerrine RE: rlove Jun 2, 2009 12:42 PM

      Totally agree. I think La Voile is very romantic. Maybe near Newbury would give you more options. The Boylston Sel de la Terre also has a great vibe (though less romantic than La Voile) and would fit your budget.

      1. re: PorkTerrine
        ced9 RE: PorkTerrine Jun 2, 2009 03:02 PM

        We had an awful waitress but the Top of the Hub does deliver in the romance category at sunset...cliche but true!

        Also, the Wine Cellar on Mass Ave is tiny and pretty romantic.

    2. lissy RE: TheBonz Jun 4, 2009 07:12 PM

      My first instinct is to say that there are much better restaurants if you stay away from Newbury St. I personally would go somewhere else and you can always go for a stroll along Newbury after. I haven't been to La Voile in quite some time but if you must stick with Newbury St, I suppose that's one of the best options.

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      1. re: lissy
        C. Hamster RE: lissy Jun 5, 2009 07:25 AM

        I agree. There is really nothing "romantic" about any of the places literally on Newbury Street.

        La Voile is very good. Very authentic. Romantic? You could make it be.

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