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Easter weekend in boston (Copley Square)

BlueSteak Apr 13, 2011 07:27 PM

Going to be in Boston Friday April 22nd to Monday April 25th

So far we are thinking about eating at:
Friday night @ the WIne Riot, has anyone been? Good for couple in their 20's?
Saturday night @ Scampo. Is this a fun place? Any recommendations for afterwards?
Sunday morning thinking about doing brunch @ Mistral. Is it worth it?
Other thoughts: the chocolate bar at Cafe Fleuri, Mikes City Diner (yes/no)

What do you recommend for Saturday day or Sunday night? What about something to pick up on the way back to Montreal?

Have we selected good places?

Just as a note: neither of us eats seafood, one is a vegetarian and the other is a pure carnivore.

We are in town to celebrate my girlfriends 23rd birthday, so we want really fun places!

We want to stay in walking distance of Copley Square.

Thanks!

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Cafe Fleuri
250 Franklin St., Boston, MA 02110

Scampo
215 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114

  1. opinionatedchef Apr 13, 2011 10:56 PM

    blue, my best advice to you is to MAKE RESERVATIONS NOW, even if you have to change them later.
    If you double-book, make sure to be considerate and cancel the reservation you decide not to use.

    Here are some links to recent posts advising visitors:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/776070

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/776007

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/775842

    trip report from NYC hound:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/741449

    there are 2 new fun mexican places near you: Tico and Lolita, that you might like. Here are good recent reviews:

    http://articles.boston.com/2011-03-09/ae/29343413_1_tortilla-soup-nachos-salsa-verde

    http://www.boston.com/ae/food/restaurants/articles/2011/04/13/letting_loose_at_tico/

    mistral has it's fans for brunch- see link below:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/696121

    i would also suggest you consider the pajama brunch at tremont 647, and dinner at Sonsie on Newbury St.

    there is a new hamburger place near you that is getting lots of raves:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/752717

    Being from montreal, i think you will really enjoy walking around the South End and Newbury St. areas.

    Happy Bday to your gf.

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    Mistral
    223 Columbus Ave., Boston, MA 02116

    Tremont 647
    647 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118

    Sonsie - Boston
    327 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115

    Tico
    222 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116

    Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar
    271 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116

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    1. re: opinionatedchef
      BlueSteak Apr 14, 2011 06:31 AM

      Awesome! Thanks in advance, Chef. great references. Will let you know what we end up doing.

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      myladyfae Apr 14, 2011 07:43 AM

      First, unless you guys happen to be fans of japanese animation, I'd plan to head north toward the Boston Common area of the city and AWAY from the Prudential Center/Copley area. Anime Boston is also that weekend, which means that the other end of town will be stuffed with about 20,000 people in costume.

      Fleuri's chocolate bar is very good, but also very very rich...when we go, we go early and even then...I rarely need to eat for the rest of the day. Something to keep in mind, as it might slow you down if you intend to sightsee :)

      There are alot of good italian places up in the North End- that might make for a nice walk from copley, and would take you through some touristy areas.

      Marliave is also a really neat little place, particularly if you like cocktails. One of my favorites. The food is excellent but unpretentious, and it has this old speakeasy sort of vibe, right down to the historical cocktails :)

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      Marliave
      10 Bosworth Street, Boston, MA 02108

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        ebennet Apr 14, 2011 02:41 PM

        Regarding Wine Riot, I think it's a fun activity for people in their 20's. It's aimed at a younger crowd than most wine festivals, and they aim to be hip as opposed to fussy. I've been to a few of the previous Wine Riots, and it's a pretty good time. I've had a chance to speak with some of the people who work for Second Glass, the company that runs it, and they're young people who have started their own business, and they seem really earnest about it. However, like most alcohol-related festivals, there are those who are there to experience and learn about different types of wine, and those who are there to get hammered. But both groups exist relatively peacefully with each other, in my experience, and I haven't seen anyone get out of hand. I would definitely eat before you go, though, I've found the food selections there to be relatively meager and overpriced. If you search the board for restaurants in the South End, there is a lot around.

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        1. re: ebennet
          BlueSteak Apr 14, 2011 04:38 PM

          So were thinking of skipping wine riot, and try another resto instead!

          Were thinking Friday night Lolita, and Sunday night Scampo. What is a good hotspot for Saturday night?
          Maybe a new American, or burger type place, but with a fun vibe, that won't take 30 minutes!

          For breakfast were going to Mistral, probably Sunday morning. Other breakfast/lunch suggestions for Saturday? What about Monday on the way out, something to pick-up and eat in the car?

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          Scampo
          215 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114

        2. BlueSteak Apr 14, 2011 08:58 PM

          Is Journeyman worth trekking to?

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            teezeetoo Apr 15, 2011 06:04 AM

            Mike and Patty's for breakfast. Coppa or Myers and Chang for Saturday night.

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            Coppa
            253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118

            1. re: teezeetoo
              opinionatedchef Apr 15, 2011 10:33 AM

              myers+ chang for sure.

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