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JV72 Jul 8, 2009 05:43 AM

Hello fellow foodies, I'm relatively new to the Metrowest area and need suggestions for a moderately-priced restuarant for a blind date from out of town Sat night, he's staying near the Pru center. First date, so a not too noisy place (we're in our late 30's and mid 40's, well traveled and love good food) perhaps within walking distance of the Pru, for drinks and dinner. Know of any hidden treasures? Thanks!

  1. CreativeFoodie42 Jul 8, 2009 06:16 AM

    I'm not sure if its a hidden treasure, but I'm a huge fan of Douzo. They have great sushi and I am a fan of their cocktails as well. I've been thee many times with my boyfriend and its the kind of place where you can linger. That being said, the bar area does get a little loud, which can make the rest of the restaurant loud because of their acoustics.

    1. GastroSpeakBoston Jul 8, 2009 07:00 AM

      Tappeo on Newbury is a great date-spot. Quiet, a bit romantic inside or dine outside on the patio, get a pitcher of Sangria and order up tapas. Have fun!

      www.gastrospeakboston.com

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      1. re: GastroSpeakBoston
        Bob Dobalina Jul 8, 2009 07:03 AM

        In case you are googling, it's Tapeo.

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        Tapeo Restaurant & Tapas Bar
        266 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

        1. re: Bob Dobalina
          GastroSpeakBoston Jul 8, 2009 07:28 AM

          Darn fat fingers. ;) Thanks, Bob.

      2. C. Hamster Jul 8, 2009 09:07 AM

        I'd vote for Brasserie Jo

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        1. re: C. Hamster
          Niblet Jul 9, 2009 10:52 AM

          I second this rec. There's a lot to share, much of it with an Alsatian bent. I esp. love the frites, chicken liver mousse pate, oysters. And they bring a baguette with good butter and chilled carrots in vinaigrette to start. Cocktails are good too, just beware that the martini glasses are huge.

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          BackBayGirl Jul 8, 2009 10:14 AM

          Sel de la Terre at the Mandarin is good. Right next to the Pru too.

          1. finlero Jul 8, 2009 10:46 AM

            I absolutely love La Voile, a Provencal restaurant on Newbury Street. The (excellent) wine list is pretty top-heavy, but most entrees are in the low- to mid-20s. Terrific country French, and a nice patio too.

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              Blumie Jul 9, 2009 12:01 PM

              Sorellina is the best restaurant right in the Pru area (IMHO). Great food, sophisticated and elegant.

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                finlero Jul 9, 2009 12:41 PM

                Just a heads-up that Sorellina is really expensive. The secondi range from mid-30s to mid-40s. Full portions of pastas are in the high 20s.

                1. re: finlero
                  Bob Dobalina Jul 9, 2009 01:26 PM

                  Yeah, definitely NOT a blind date location! Yikes!

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