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Please help me decide!!! Too many great Boston Restaurants

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juliemaeboyle Nov 22, 2010 11:45 AM

Ok, am taking Hubby to Boston for the weekend in Dec to celebrate his 50th. I have 2 dinners and 1 lunch to plan for.

For Dinner, I've narrowed it down to:

Sorrellina
Scampo
Prezza
Hamersly's
Mistral

For lunch:

Coppa
Toro
Butcher Shop

What say you??????

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Prezza
24 Fleet St., Boston, MA 02113

Toro
1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118

Scampo
215 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114

Coppa
253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118

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  1. barleywino RE: juliemaeboyle Nov 22, 2010 12:37 PM

    best to look at the menus online to decide...these are very different restaurants... apples and oranges

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      PinchOfSalt RE: barleywino Nov 22, 2010 02:44 PM

      Like barleywino said. What you and your husband like is not necessarily the same as anyone else here. Look at the menus and decide on that basis. The restaurants on your list all have high reputations so which to choose is really a matter of YOUR taste.

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      cherrytomato RE: juliemaeboyle Nov 22, 2010 12:57 PM

      I would do Scampo for dinner and Neptune for lunch.

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      Scampo
      215 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114

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        Gabatta RE: juliemaeboyle Nov 22, 2010 04:22 PM

        I would go with Hamersely's or Sorrelina for dinner and Coppa for lunch.

        I personally do not care for the Butcher Shop or Scampo, but you have all great choices and will likely be happy with any of them. Enjoy and Happy Birthday to your husband.

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          pollystyrene RE: Gabatta Nov 22, 2010 08:58 PM

          I'd scratch Scampo, too. I don't think you can go wrong with Prezza.

        2. Matt H RE: juliemaeboyle Nov 22, 2010 05:51 PM

          Scampo and Hamersley's for dinner. Then flip a coin for lunch between Toro and Coppa, you really cant go wrong with either.

          1. MC Slim JB RE: juliemaeboyle Nov 23, 2010 02:27 AM

            Your lunch choices are all good: worthwhile places that can be uncomfortably hectic at dinner but are nice and relaxed at lunch. Note that Toro's lunch window is narrower than the others: 12-2pm only, so choose one of the others if you want to linger or lunch later.

            That's a nice dinner line-up, too. The only one I'd scratch is Mistral, which I don't think lives up to its prices. Maybe Hamersley's, which does sure-fire French/American bistro fare, and one of the Italians, for variety. Scampo has the best breads, Sorellina the swishest atmosphere, Prezza the best wood-grilled meats. All three are good all-around (bartending, wines, desserts, service, ambiance), though, so you really can't miss.

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            Prezza
            24 Fleet St., Boston, MA 02113

            Toro
            1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118

            Scampo
            215 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114

            Sorellina
            1 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116

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