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thalthewall Dec 29, 2010 09:50 AM

We are looking for a high end restaurant in and around Boston to celebrate my mother's 60th birthday. Want it to be very special. There are 7 adults, and we would like to bring 2 young children which might not work at a lot of restaurants. We were thinking perhaps getting a small private room which would allow us to bring children without having them sit in a fancy dining room. Other suggestions would also be appreciated. Willing to spend $100/person on food or more, so I dont think that would be a limiting factor.


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    Isolda Dec 30, 2010 10:03 AM

    In my experience, high end restaurants (especially those with a private room) are much better at accommodating young children than restaurants a little lower on the food chain. I second the Grill 23 suggestion for its menu alone, but most good places will make a simple burger or pasta, even if those things aren't on the menu.

    One caution, just in case you haven't done this before: all restaurants think they are doing you a favor if they bring the kids' food early. Wrong. They eat and get bored, just as you are being served. So bring them lots of entertaining little toys, drawing materials, playdough, etc., to keep them busy before the meal, and ask the server to bring their food with yours. We did this for years when my kids were little and we survived many high end meals without having to "apology tip" the waitstaff.

    Grill 23 & Bar
    161 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116

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      bugsmum Dec 30, 2010 05:03 AM

      Il Capriccio in Waltham has a private room downstairs. Not to mention lovely food.

      Il Capriccio
      888 Main St., Waltham, MA 02453

      1. barleywino Dec 29, 2010 10:23 AM

        Clio has a small private room

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        1. re: barleywino
          hotoynoodle Dec 29, 2010 02:45 PM

          clio's private room is in the basement of the hotel.

          davio's has some nice smallish rooms, via matta has a space and so does grill 23.

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          Taralli Dec 29, 2010 10:07 AM

          Mama Maria, in the Northend, as private dining rooms: http://www.mammamaria.com/n_private.html

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            BBHound Dec 29, 2010 10:04 AM

            Locke-Ober has a series of private rooms on its upper floors.

            3 Winter Place, Boston, MA 02108

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