Help-can't get a table at Bondir
My husband is a major foodie and we have a rare date night coming up, two young children, and I'd like to surprise him with some great food. Any recommendations for a new place? Our recent dates included Bergamont and Russell House.
279 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139
How far in advance are we talking here? If you can't get a reservation at Bondir at this stage, I doubt you can get one at Craigie. What about Hammersley's? Its a little classier, always excellent, and much easier to get a reservation at than the Cambridge places. I personally am not a fan of Rendezvous - found it fine but not terribly impressive.
Oleana in Cambridge has a number of recent threads; fav of ours for very unusual menu.
Erbaluce in So.End and Island Creek Oyster Bar -always listed in top boston spots.Blue Inc. new hip spot on the Greenway- just raved by McSlim in local press.
Outside of Boston:
-- Maxwells 148 in Natrick
-- 62 on Wharf in Salem
-- Black Trumpet in Portsmouth N.H.
-- AKA Bistro in Lincoln
--80 Thoreau in Concord
(all have recent threads.) Of them, Black Trumpet is the best, easily equal to Boston, imo.
Black Trumpet Bistro
29 Ceres Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
134 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 02139
148 East Central Street, Natick, MA 01760
Sixty2 on Wharf
62 Wharf Street, Salem, MA 01970
69 Church Street, Boston, MA 02116
145 Lincoln Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773
Island Creek Oyster Bar
500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215
Something maybe a little more off beat (and not as fancy as many other places in this thread), but we were really pleased with a visit to East by North East recently. Fun, whimsical small dishes, great cocktails, and unpretentious service. We had the tasting menu while there.
evoo. bergamot. oleana. rendezvous. tw food.I know this is lots of repetition....estragon, toro.