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Dec 1, 2011 01:15 PM

New years eve dinner to wow my girlfriend

I need ideas =)

ps: we will be staying in the South End.

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  1. My wife and I always do New Years at Toro (it used to be the one night per year they take reservations). This year they're doing a private party. Tickets are being sold through Gilt City.

    1. A word of advice - be within walking distance or willing to walk a distance, because cabs are extremely hard to come by from about 1am on.

      An enterprising person could make a lot of money shuttling drunk partygoers from the South End to Cambridge, Brighton, etc. at a premium.

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      1. re: Bob Dobalina

        Color me enterprising. Thanks for the idea. It might just fund my first dinner at O Ya on a less insane night.

        1. re: pollystyrene

          Just make sure you don't pick up the ones that are too drunk, if you know what I mean...

      2. What's "wow" for you guys? Trendy, happening scene at a place that gets written up in magazines? Totally unique food? O Ya might fit both of those. Fitting into neither of those is Hamersley's in the South End, which consistently serves awesome food in a very nice atmosphere.

        O Ya
        9 East Street, Boston, MA 02111

        Hamersley's Bistro
        553 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

        1. my suggestions for 'wow' food:

          Oleana (cambr.,need taxi but so worth it, such a unique menu- Turkish/Mediterranean

          O Ya - Japanese and fusion; VERY expensive

          Clio - Japanese and fusion, elegant, expensive.

          Craigie on Main- Cambr., famous for creative snout to tail, but seafood too. V expensive.

          Erbaluce - Piedmontese; So. End

          Neptune Oyster incl lunch- No.End, trad and v creative food; almost always a line, and no reservations

          Island Creek Oyster Bar- open late; vibrant scene, a real CH fave if you do a search




          East Coast Grill, Cambr.- fun, loud, crazy; Latin, seafood, BBQ, oysters, Bloody Mary bar.........

          Mistral- french high end

          Aquitaine - french bistro

          Neptune Oyster

          Boston Magazine 11/11 issue: 50 Best Boston Restnts. This list is a very comprehensive and convenient reference list for brief restnt. descriptions, essential info, website links of the 50:

          Guide to Boston by Areas and Restaurants:

          hope you'll report back!

          1. Why not dine close to the harbor and then check out the fireworks. The Boston harbor hotel always does a nice impression.

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            1. re: libertywharf

              if you are speaking of Meritage, we had such a dreadful /mediocre experience there 3 thanksgivings ago- that i would never refer anyone there at a holiday time.