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gardgen Oct 28, 2009 12:24 PM

Need a place I can take my 82 year old almost deaf father where he can enjoy dinner without alot of loud music or background noise to mess up the hearing aids. Great food a must...

  1. hiddenboston Oct 28, 2009 12:35 PM

    Is Winthrop too far? Alia on Shirley Street is a nice little spot that is very quiet and mellow and has outstanding Italian/Moroccan cuisine at decent prices.

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    1. re: hiddenboston
      ineemeeny Oct 28, 2009 01:06 PM

      I'm thinking of really small, excellent restaurants...like Grotto or Ten Tables Cambridge/JP. And I'm sure you know that the earlier your dinner starts the quieter it will be. For some reason, my husband and I have gotten a lot of 5:30pm reservations and we're the only ones in the entire restaurant.

      Oh, and don't forget Con Sol in Cambridge. Pretty great food, but most of the time you'll be one out of the two or three groups in there. Kinda spooky, but whatever. :)

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      Ten Tables
      597 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

      Con Sol
      279A Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139

      Ten Tables
      5 Craigie Circle, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Grotto
      37 Bowdoin St, Boston, MA 02114

      1. re: ineemeeny
        globalgourmand Oct 28, 2009 03:48 PM

        Yes, early is key, I think!

    2. BoDubya Oct 28, 2009 03:02 PM

      Locke-Ober. It's older than your father! Current chef is Lydia Shire if you want to google her. Can't go wrong with the food/atmosphere/service here.

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      Locke-Ober
      3 Winter Place, Boston, MA 02108

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      1. re: BoDubya
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        9lives Oct 28, 2009 03:45 PM

        Love Locke Ober.

        If you make a res, ask for the main room on the ground floor and request a corner table or at least along the wall, much quieter.

      2. g
        gardgen Oct 29, 2009 07:28 AM

        Some great ideas. Even I have to admit the current rage for lively noise is often too much for me. Restaurants should consider having "a quiet" area with no music and a little quieter for those of us who prefer that. Will let you know what he picks. I would lean toward Locke-obers....love Lydia's food.

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