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Best spots for good food and drinks with seductive vibe?

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hsquare2southend Oct 27, 2010 08:46 PM

This may be a weird question, but where in the city would you say has good food and drinks (could be a good wine list, and/or cocktail program) and a sexy, sultry ambience? I am thinking good lighting (dim and indirect), background music, comfy seating...a place you want to linger a while after your meal. Can be places considered either romantic (Ten Tables) or "sceney" (Woodward, Market). Help me think of places like Silvertone, where you want to just tuck into a booth and spend a fun evening eating and drinking with friends.

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Silvertone
69 Bromfield St, Boston, MA 02108

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  1. lipoff RE: hsquare2southend Oct 27, 2010 10:20 PM

    Tangierino in Charlestown is very seductive inside.

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    Tangierino
    73 Main Street, Charlestown, MA 02129

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      nasilemak RE: hsquare2southend Oct 28, 2010 06:21 AM

      Sorrelina?

      1. MC Slim JB RE: hsquare2southend Oct 28, 2010 06:22 AM

        I think Estragon fits the bill.

        http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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          robwat36 RE: hsquare2southend Oct 28, 2010 07:52 AM

          The bar side at Columbus Cafe. Possibly Middlesex Lounge, depending on what's going on there that night.

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          Middlesex Lounge
          315 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

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            rozziegirl RE: hsquare2southend Oct 28, 2010 08:07 AM

            I'll second Estragon. I had dinner there earlier this month. Fab food, fab drinks, great vibe...

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              dulce de leche RE: hsquare2southend Oct 28, 2010 11:42 AM

              Central Kitchen. (Or even more so, the Enormous Room upstairs when it's not crowded.)

              OM has the vibe and the drinks are good; I have had mixed success with the food.

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              Central Kitchen
              567 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

              Enormous Room
              569 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

              1. hiddenboston RE: hsquare2southend Oct 28, 2010 11:47 AM

                Bit bit away from downtown, but Sophia's Grotto in Roslindale might be worth checking out. And I agree with lipoff--Tangierino in Charlestown has an exotic feel to it.

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                Sophia's Grotto
                22 Birch St, Roslindale, MA 02131

                1. CocoDan RE: hsquare2southend Oct 28, 2010 12:16 PM

                  My idea of romantic and "sceney" would be The Bristol Lounge at the Four Seasons (now called "The Bristol"). They have a couple of secluded tables just right for an evening of intrigue and romance. I feel like I'm entering a movie set every time I walk up their wide marble stairs. And, the bar is great too.
                  Enjoy,
                  CocoDan

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                  Bristol Lounge
                  200 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

                  Four Seasons Restaurant
                  249 Lake Ave, Worcester, MA 01604

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                    redelephant RE: hsquare2southend Oct 28, 2010 12:34 PM

                    I second Estragon and the Enormous Room for "sultry", but as mentioned, the crowds are an issue at the latter. Also, make sure you wear nice socks at the Enormous Room in case you want to kick off your shoes to relax (holes in socks = no sexy). Since I like loud Indie music, burgers or sandwiches of any quality, and simple beer for evenings with friends, the upstairs The Other Side Cafe, the upstairs at Charlie's Kitchen, and River Gods are my personal "Silvertones".

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                    Other Side Cafe
                    407 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115

                    River Gods
                    125 River St, Cambridge, MA 02139

                    Enormous Room
                    569 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

                    Charlie's Kitchen
                    10 Eliot St, Cambridge, MA 02138

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                      Wannabfoode RE: redelephant Oct 29, 2010 08:50 PM

                      the bar at mistral

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