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restaurant suggestions-visit boston 1 time a year, anything new and yummy

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jills Feb 22, 2010 01:44 PM

I go to Boston every year. I'm looking for some suggestions for dinner. I want to try some new things, maybe in the North End. I love Prezza and Neptune, anything as good or better. Also any seafood or meditterean suggestions, hows avila? We like Atlantic and Ooishi

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    RoyRon RE: jills Feb 22, 2010 06:23 PM

    If money is not a concern then give O-Ya a try. Superb Japanese style food and voted the Best restaurant in Boston last year. I also like Scampo in the Liberty Hotel. Excellent Italian food in very hip atmosphere. Try the signature lobster pizza as an appetizer to share.

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      Joanie RE: RoyRon Feb 23, 2010 03:20 AM

      I'd also recommend Market in the W Hotel on Stuart St. Maybe TW Food in Cambridge? In the north end, there's been some good reviews of Restaurante Damiano (did I spell that right) which is quite new. Not much else new in the NE. Sasso across from the Pru became Lucca Back Bay but basically the same. Have you been to Sorellina already? I think Avila is okay and certainly a nice room. Vlora in Copley Sq. is good for Mediterranean.

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        justbeingpolite RE: Joanie Feb 23, 2010 03:57 AM

        Erbaluce may be "new and yummy" since your last visit.

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          pemma RE: justbeingpolite Feb 23, 2010 04:28 AM

          I second Market in the W for "new and yummy."

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            CreativeFoodie42 RE: justbeingpolite Feb 23, 2010 05:15 AM

            I'd definitely second Erbaluce for great Italian food. I really love what Charles Draghi is doing there...

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              jills RE: CreativeFoodie42 Feb 25, 2010 02:46 PM

              thanks for your suggestions. However o ya was booked and market wouldnt take a party of ten. any places good for 10?

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                jajjguy RE: jills Feb 26, 2010 08:46 PM

                10 is a lot. But I bet Erbaluce would accommodate.

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                  crystallyn RE: jajjguy Feb 28, 2010 06:42 AM

                  I think Erbaluce has a private room so if they're full in the main dining room they could make it happen. Hands down they're among the top in Boston right now. The food is exquisite, the wine list extensive and the service is impeccable. The boar is delish and if they have razor clams on the menu and you like shellfish, you can't go wrong.

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