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Out-of-towners looking for Boston bistro for Valentine's dinner

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lekkereten Jan 29, 2011 07:24 AM

Friends from London (married couple) will be staying in a Back Bay hotel around Valentine's day. They asked for a recommendation for a nice, cozy place, not too chi-chi or upscale, to have a Valentine's day dinner. Preferably in Back Bay, South End or Beacon Hill.

Something like Highland Kitchen, Green Street Grill or Central Kitchen would suit them well. I would appreciate recommendations for any places in Boston that are comparable. Thanks!

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Green Street
280 Green St, Cambridge, MA 02139

Central Kitchen
567 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

Highland Kitchen
150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

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    Bellachefa Jan 29, 2011 01:10 PM

    not bistro, but how about Grotto?

    http://grottorestaurant.com/

    Is Valentine's day big in London?

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      peelmeagrape Jan 29, 2011 02:00 PM

      Yes, it's big there.

    2. MC Slim JB Jan 29, 2011 08:18 AM

      I love the idea of the restaurants you cite as examples, but they don't take reservations, and Valentine's Day is a tough night to dine without them: you might be looking at a very long wait, and those aren't comfortable places for that when they're crowded.

      Meanwhile, the fine-dining places that do take reservations are likely offering an overpriced prix fixe. I wonder if a better strategy might be to think of less traditional venues, say, a white-tablecloth Chinatown restaurant like New Shanghai, or an Indian restaurant that takes reservations? V-Day is kind of painful.

      http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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      New Shanghai Restaurant
      21 Hudson St, Boston, MA 02111

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        teezeetoo Jan 29, 2011 12:16 PM

        Try La Voile in Back Bay or, if they don't mind a short trip to Brookline, Cognac Bistro.

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        La Voile
        261 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

        Cognac Bistro
        455 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446

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