Cuchi Cuchi, Ivy, Scampo or another spot for 10 ladies on a bachlorette celebration?
We graduated from UMass Amherst together in the late seventies and we're going out to Boston to celebrate a special night with a member of our group who is getting married in a couple of weeks. We want fun atmosphere, great food, a place to park our cars and we don't want to spend a fortune. I checked out Cuchi Cuchi, Ivy and Scampo - any ideas?
price point at scampo is definitely much higher than your other 2 choices, but he food is way better. i'm considerably younger than the op and cuchi cuchi is simply not a scene in which i feel comfortable, i went once, and that was enough.
every time i have been to ivy, i do notice lots of ladies.
My vote would be Ivy. I was just there a couple of weeks ago and sat upstairs with a group of 6 - the rest of the floor was taken up by large tables of ladies, obviously there to celebrate various bachelorettes. The key thing here is that almost all bottles of wine are $26, which is key if you are with a celebratory group. The food itself is decent, and one small plate is almost enough for dinner. I would supplement with a lot of salad/cheese board or just have two small plates. I had two glasses of wine, the mac and cheese and tons of salad and paid $40 with tip if that helps.
FWIW, I had a very enjoyable bachelorette party at Myers+Chang in the South End. Fun, casual but classy vibe, excellent food, and a lively enough crowd that our group of 30'ish somethings felt completely at home and not particularly inhibited. Our group of 7 or so were well fed (not stuffed, but definitely pleasantly full) and watered (about 2/3 of the group got a cocktail each, plus a scorpion bowl and a couple other drinks) for about $25-30/head.
The only place on the OP's list that I've been to is Cucci Cucci, and I'd say the vibe is similar in terms of energy, but a bit cheaper at M+C and very different food (personally I prefer M+C).
Hope this helps!
Myers + Chang
1145 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118