Need help for Anniversary - First Post!
Hello fellow Chowhounders. This is my first post and I need a little help. I am looking for a restaurant for my 5th wedding anniversay. My wife and I live in Cambridge, but would like to dine in Boston (Not North End). We are not really interested in a place where I will have to wear a tie. Also, we are not into molecular gastronomy. The worst meal I ever had in my life was at Toque in Montreal because I paid $300 and there was no food in my food. So here are the places we have been to and liked in the past year. The rankings are based on the food, with service second and atmosphere last.
Craigie On Main (Brunch)
Ten Tables (Cambridge)
Sel De La Terre (Waterfront)
Petit Robert (South End)
East Coast Grill
Thank you in advance for your help.
130 Jersey St, Boston, MA 02215
East Coast Grill and Raw Bar
1271 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139
24 Fleet St., Boston, MA 02113
567 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
215 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114
134 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 02139
348 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02110
5 Craigie Circle, Cambridge, MA 02138
Sel De La Terre
776 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199
Taberno de Hara, Sorellina, Brasserie Jo.
1 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116
120 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116
EVOO (although it is in Cambridge). Great food, helpful service, a nice wine list, a really pleasant atmosphere, and validated inexpensive parking.
350 Third Street, Cambridge, MA 02143
I've never understood why it doesn't get more play on the boards, but my husband and I celebrated our last anniversary at Salts. It was lovely, thoughtful, intimate food. Less bombastic than Craigie but in their league, I think. If you go the Salts route, know that the duck for two is much more rustic than the rest of the menu (not better or worse, just different).
Thank you all again for your suggestions. After looking at the menus of the restaurants suggested, we have decided to go back to Hammersly's. A special thank you to Bugsmum for the suggestion. An extra special thank you Qaj for the Salts suggestion. I have been trying to get my wife to go there for years and she has finally agreed to do the roast duck thing for my birthday next month.