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Apr 13, 2010 06:20 PM

Romance on a Budget? Help!

Hello! Could anyone suggest a romantic dinner spot in the Boston area that won't be too pricey? Husband and I are trying to get out more, rather than just a "once every two months" dinner we'd like to keep it reasonable - but delicious and romantic. Does such a place exist?

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  1. south shore is okay, too!

    1. What's your idea of pricey? In any case, I like Petit Robert Bistro in Kenmore - good atmosphere for a date, attentive but not intrusive service, and very good food. The entrees are all under $20 and the wines are also pretty reasonable. They have a few other locations, but I haven't been and from previous threads it seems they may be a bit less consistent than the Kenmore restaurant.

      Petit Robert Bistro
      468 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215

        1. re: pollystyrene

          PRB and Grotto were my first thoughts too. Church is dark and you can find a nice table for two. Franklin Cafe too in a dark comfy booth kind of way. West Side Lounge in Camb.
          And Tosca in Hingham is amazing if you split some apps and an entree, it won't be too pricey. Maybe too big and bustling to be romantic. What about the Snug or whatever that little place is called?

          West Side Lounge
          1680 Mass Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

          1. re: pollystyrene

            Got to second Grotto, offbeat, Romantic and has prix-fixe

          2. Petit Robert Bistro is good. I am also a fan of Franklin Cafe.

            Petit Robert Bistro
            468 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215

            1. Pescatore in Somerville

              158 Boston Ave, Somerville, MA 02144

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              1. re: joth68

                Oleana on the patio, once the weather's nice enough.

                134 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 02139

                  1. re: Allstonian

                    A couple of prets, a couple of appetizers or an app and a main to share?
                    Depends on your budget. Check the menu OL, OP.