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Sep 30, 2009 05:39 AM

great oysters and romantic

Looking for a great restaurant with a raw bar and a nice atmostphere...any suggestions?

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  1. rialto might suit. not really a raw bar, but they do oysters.

      1. Oysters & Romance! I know what you're thinking!!!

          1. re: cassoulady

            while i heart neptune in a major way, the bright lighting, white tile and noise pinging off all the hard surfaces don't scream romance to me.

            1. re: hotoynoodle

              I think it depends on what romantic feels like to you. I've found sitting at the bar at Neptune on a rainy night very romantic in a 'homey feel' type of way. If you're looking for candles and dim lighting, its not romantic at all. I also may feel this way because it was one of the first places I went to when I moved to Boston (and in the brief time before it blew up into such a major dining destination)

          2. While B&G and Neptune are the first places that come to mind, the atmosphere isn't really what I would think of as romantic. I do like the atmosphere of the bar at Kingfish Hall though. Not everyone, however, I'm sure, will agree.

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            1. re: Pegmeister

              I'd say that with the right person any place can be romantic. Specific to B&G they have some really cozy corner tables...but I don't know if you can request particular tables when making a reservation there.

              1. re: heathermb

                I agree -- even the oyster bar at East Coast Grill can be sexy and that place is all hustle and bustle.

                1. re: yumyum

                  On the opposit scale, isn't there a very tiny oyster bar downstairs at the Marliave? I think it was part of the space where the Littlest Bar used to be.

                  1. re: Northender

                    It's a lovely little bar and feels very private. But last time I was there (late sumemr) it wasn't open. I don't know what the regular hours are.