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thrilla05 Mar 12, 2012 04:03 PM

Dinner:
Thursday Night: I am thinking Moo, any thoughts? I am up for other suggestions and types of food.

Friday Night: North End, and I have it narrowed Down to I think Al Dente and Vinoteca di Monica. Been to Tarranta and Lucca, so looking for something different. Maybe some of you can help make the final decsion? FYI-I'am Italian...

Saturday-St Paddy's Day

We are staying on Boylston St Copley Square and we could use some help with some recs for a few nice bars/lounges with great cocktails.

Looking forward to your responses.

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  1. Beachowolfe Mar 12, 2012 05:27 PM

    Vinoteca di Monica.

    Moo is almost too nice/formal for a steakhouse, it's like the L'Espalier of beef. I'll probably get shat on for this but I much prefer the atmosphere at Del Frisco or Grill 23. You could also get your North End fix at Prezza for great wood grilled chops and hit Erbaluce or Sorellina for Italian.

    Drinks near Copley- Back Bay Social Club. How old are you?

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      thrilla05 Mar 13, 2012 08:24 AM

      Ok thanks for the info...been to Grille 22 a few times and its good, but for some reason I'm not a huge fan.

      We are all between 30-40.

      Sorelina looks fantatatic and they have some very good things posted on the, but we have a few Newbies to Boston and I think the North End is a spot I deinitely want to show them.

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        Beachowolfe Mar 13, 2012 06:16 PM

        Right- definitely do the North End... I was suggesting to get your steakhouse fix at Prezza which is arguably the best restaurant in the NE and then do your second meal elsewhere. However, you can't go wrong with either of the Monica's restaurants and given that you'll be dropping a decent amount of money at Moo (can't imagine getting out of there for less than 150pp) they are fairly easy on the wallet.

        If you're not a huge fan of the Grill 23 atmosphere, Moo is probably more up your alley. To me it feels more like a refined French restaurant than a loud-boys club-steak and scotch kind of place. I prefer the latter in a steakhouse and admittedly am not above the borderline ridiculous atmosphere at a place like DF.

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          thrilla05 Mar 14, 2012 08:40 AM

          Thank you...I do typically prefer atmospshere tyoe of a Grille 23. But I am willing to check out Moo and see how it is.

    2. rlh Mar 14, 2012 01:09 PM

      Great cocktails, atmosphere and service are to be had at The Hawthorne (try to get seated near bartenders Scott or Nicole if possible - they will take great care of you, but the others are all good as well), Eastern Standard, and / or Island Creek Oyster Bar - all within the Hotel Commonwealth complex that is a long walk or shot cab / T ride from where you are staying. It's worth the trek!

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