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Recommendations needed near Hynes Convention Center

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brightman Sep 24, 2009 09:48 AM

Need recs for business entertaining. Thanks!

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    Taralli RE: brightman Sep 24, 2009 10:24 AM

    How about some specific criteria?

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      brightman RE: Taralli Sep 24, 2009 05:26 PM

      parties of 6-8. price not an object. good food and wines are the criteria. rather not do chains, but high end steak houses will do if that is what there is.

    2. BostonZest RE: brightman Sep 24, 2009 01:00 PM

      Proceed with caution. There are lots of real food factories (chains) in that area.

      I'd recommend Sel De La Terre. It is nearby, shares a kitchen with L'Espalier and has always come through for me. I have taken everyone from fellow food lovers to picky eaters to Sel de la Terre and all have come away happy.

      There are two bars -- a big open bar downstairs and a smaller more intimate one upstairs. They have a small private dining room and can set up a big table if you need it.

      They do have more than one location but they do not run it like a chain. Here's a link to the one that's near the Hynes.

      http://seldelaterre.com/menu/index_bo...

      Penny http://www.bostonzest.com/

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        pemma RE: BostonZest Sep 24, 2009 01:13 PM

        Yes, Sel De La Terre is a good choice. For a mostly seafood menu you can go to Atlantic Fish. It's just about across the street from they Hynes, but if you are looking for a quiet, serious atmosphere it is not the place. It is not overly noisy, but it is bustling.

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        sushifest RE: brightman Sep 24, 2009 07:29 PM

        Sel de la Terre is fine, but if $ is not an object then definitely go to L'Espalier: it is far more sophisticated in terms of food and the ambiance is much more impressive and pleasant than SDLT. In the Hynes Convention Center area, this is a no brainer.

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          pemma RE: sushifest Sep 25, 2009 05:54 AM

          If price and time are no object, then L'Espalier would be the choice. It is one of the finest (and most expensive) restaurants in town. If you do decide to go high-end steak there are three very close to the Hynes and walkable -- Morton's, Capital Grille, and Abe & Louie's. There is only one Abe & Louie's, but it is part of the Boston Restaurant Group chain. If you want non-chain steak there is Grille 23, which would be a short cab ride.

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            MParente RE: pemma Sep 25, 2009 11:16 AM

            Out of town guests always seem impressed with Sonsie on Newbury. Food is decent, but the cocktails and the scene are probably the real reason people really go. Typically there are some boston celebs there.

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              smtucker RE: MParente Sep 25, 2009 03:09 PM

              I have to say that none of my out of town guests would be impressed by Sonsie.

              I would select Espalier if money is really no object. How about La Voile for a more bistro feel with a terrific, and expensive wine selection?

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          FeastNut2008 RE: brightman Oct 2, 2009 07:41 PM

          I second the recommendation for Abe & Louie's.

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