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HELP! Dessert/Coffee Back Bay/Newbury area suggestions needed for Wed 11/25

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So I'm meeting my boyfriend's mother for the first time tomorrow and would like to find an early afternoon dessert place; they would have just had lunch and will probably be close to Hynes Convention Center/Prudential Center.

Trying to avoid the Cheesecake factory; looking for somewhere we can sit down and that's somewhat nice (avoiding the metal chair thing; cushy chairs and booths are a plus :-). Good desserts are helpful. Perhaps areas in lobbies in hotels and what not. So I guess atmosphere is more important, and of course excellent desserts/coffee would be a huge plus.

So places on Boylston, Newbury, or Huntington are great; they would have probably parked near Symphony Hall so we can wander down there as well.

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    1. How about one of the places that serves afternoon tea - the Bristol Lounge at the Four Seasons, the Park Plaza, or the Taj?

      1. I think that if you called Sel de la Terre on Boylston, they would be able to accommodate you for this request. Their desserts are lovely. I would ask to be upstairs. Ask for a table by the windows overlooking Boylston Street.

        The grande dessert for two is impressive and will give you a topic of conversation.

        http://seldelaterre.com/menu/dessert_...

        Penny
        http://www.bostonzest.com/