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Need South Shore Foodie-Friendly Recos for B-Day Dinner

citygrrll Jan 11, 2011 07:43 AM

Hey all - I am looking for a place to take my beau for his b-day (not a mile-stone or anything). We both LOVE food & trying all kinds of cuisines & he is a wine-lover as well (but will enjoy cocktails of any variety where ever). We live on the S. Shore & go into Boston every day so was looking for ideas that don't require the trip into the city for a change...

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    T.Clark RE: citygrrll Jan 11, 2011 08:08 AM

    South Shore is a very large geographic area. Can you narrow that a bit. For example: Plymouth and Quincy are both considered South Shore but are 40 minutes apart.

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      citygrrll RE: T.Clark Jan 11, 2011 09:57 AM

      Hi - Anywhere from Quincy to Hyannis works...

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        T.Clark RE: citygrrll Jan 11, 2011 10:17 AM

        Solstice, Kingston. Best food, best wine list, best cocktails. 2nd best atmosphere.

    2. cannedmilkandfruitypebbles RE: citygrrll Jan 11, 2011 10:02 AM

      The Square cafe in Hingham is what I consider the best on the South Shore. I also like that dinning room as well. Darker, more plush to Oro's brighter, modern, asthetic.

      Oro in Scituate is second. Modern and handsome room too.

      I think these are your two best foodie options.

      please post back to let us know where you went and, more importantly, what you had to eat...

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        EmmaFrances RE: citygrrll Jan 11, 2011 10:17 AM

        Tosca in Hingham, Alba in Quincy Center, and Sintra in Braintree get positive mentions here. They are still on my list of places to try, so I can't give you a firsthand recommendation; I just know that others here whose opinions I have come to trust from experience have given them the thumbs up.

        906 Washington St, Braintree, MA 02184

        1. gansu girl RE: citygrrll Jan 13, 2011 10:12 AM

          I'm not super familiar w/the South Shore dining scene, but I will say that I've eaten at both Solstice and Alba and they are both very good - Solstice having the edge.


          1. GretchenS RE: citygrrll Jan 13, 2011 10:40 AM

            I would second both Square Cafe and Tosca but not Tosca on Sunday nights -- I think it's the B team in the kitchen Sunday nights. Tosca has the livelier vibe, Square Cafe has, I agree, the plusher dining room and a slightly more imaginative menu. The Tuna Two Ways is a particular favorite of mine at Square Cafe. http://www.thesquarecafe.com/dinner-m... Unless I am very hungry, it is enough for dinner for me.

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