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Hart50 Oct 17, 2009 06:02 AM

Hi all,
I'll be visiting Boston next week and I was wondering if the Boston Hounds could please recommend a couple of high end restaurants with great tasting menus? Although I'll be staying at the Lennox I am quite prepared to take a cab.
To give some context, I was in NYC this past Spring and had a couple of fabulous evenings at Jean Georges and Le Bernadin and so I'm looking for something along those lines.

Thanks,
H

  1. greenzebra Oct 17, 2009 11:32 AM

    Craigie on Main does an exceptional tasting menu, IMO.

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      Parsnipity Oct 17, 2009 07:29 AM

      O Ya for high end non-traditional Japanese, L'Espalier for high end French.

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      1. re: Parsnipity
        Matt H Oct 18, 2009 06:24 AM

        O Ya is a must IMO, arguably the best in town.

        L'Esplaier and Craigie on Main (already mentioned) would be in the discussion for the 2nd choice. I would also look at the website for No. 9 Park in Beacon Hill, Clio in Back Bay and Salts in Cambridge to compare and see what suits your personal taste. My personal vote would be for L'Esplaier but all the above have their supporters and you cannot really go wrong.

      2. PinchOfSalt Oct 17, 2009 06:26 AM

        You might be interested in this thread, which comments upon (among other things) high-end dining in Boston:

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/656592

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        1. re: PinchOfSalt
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          Hart50 Oct 17, 2009 07:43 AM

          Thanks! Sorry for not being more specific as I know comparisons can be odious. I guess I am looking for some help with the best Boston has to offer in terms of tasting menus with an emphasis on either French or seafood.

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