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hydraaa Mar 4, 2010 06:45 AM

Ok...looking for a new high-end place for our monthly date night with the wife...have been to all the old standards...Grill 23, #9 Park, Clio, etc...

Haven't been to the newer names...Neptune Oyster, Coppa, etc...need to go to a place with a reservation so that we can schedule the babysitter..

Where do we go? Who is doing really special food right now in the city?

Thank you in advance!

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  1. BostonZest RE: hydraaa Mar 4, 2010 07:10 AM

    Erbaluce in Bay Village is what you are seeking. Fairly new, original thinking on the part of the chef, great care for selection of ingredients, very special and it will feel like a date. you will also feel like you have a dining experience, rather than just another restaurant meal.



    1. ecwashere7 RE: hydraaa Mar 4, 2010 07:18 AM

      If you haven't been to Craigie on Main, you're missing out. You can try to get seated at the bar (without a reservation) and eat from their Neighborhood Menu. It is pretty reasonable for the quality of the food you are getting. Plus, amazing cocktails.

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        Matt H RE: ecwashere7 Mar 4, 2010 08:58 AM

        Second to Craigie on Main.

        Neptune is always one of my favorites, but no reservations.

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        csammy RE: hydraaa Mar 4, 2010 08:13 AM

        Troquet, Market or Bistro du Midi

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          kdemayo RE: hydraaa Mar 4, 2010 09:05 AM

          I second Erbaluce. Had a great meal there last Friday. Enjoy your date night!

          1. CocoDan RE: hydraaa Mar 4, 2010 11:24 AM

            I second "Bistro du Midi'. Had dinner there Sunday night and Wow! Give this a try . A great place for a Thursday night date.

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              gyppielou RE: CocoDan Mar 4, 2010 11:29 AM

              Curious what you ordered. Review in Boston magazine was mixed. Praised the seafood but meat dishes not so much.

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                CocoDan RE: gyppielou Mar 4, 2010 12:27 PM

                Three of us had Monkfish; all really enjoyed this dish. One diner had the Steak au Poivre, and thought it was the best they'd had in a while. Apps are delicious, and deserts are great. I put more stock in the Chowhound board that I do in B.M. (see my post "Nervous On Sunday").

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                  gyppielou RE: CocoDan Mar 4, 2010 02:59 PM

                  thanks for the reply, I think both Bistro and Erb are great recs and deserve the business for trying something fresh.

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              hydraaa RE: hydraaa Mar 7, 2010 12:17 PM

              Thank you for the suggestion...will try in the coming weeks...we had to change our plans on Sat night as babysitter was sick...

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                Hatch RE: hydraaa Mar 11, 2010 06:05 PM

                Sorry, realized that you wanted other places than Clio & No.9. Sorry!

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