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sylviag Mar 21, 2012 08:14 AM

We would like to meet friends for dinner in Chestnut Hill this Sunday. There will be six of us, and we need a place that's not too noisy. We like CinCin, but the noise level is high. Mica would be too pricey for this occasion.

Any suggestions?

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    cwdonald Mar 21, 2012 08:34 AM

    Up Germantown ave to From the Boot, definitely would be cheaper. Or Mount Airy's Earth Bread and Brewery is good if you find a quiet corner, which shouldn't be too difficult, though food is definitely on the light side. I haven't been to Cafette recently, but it is a lovely spot to dine al fresco. I have heard good things about Heirloom, (BYO fresh ingredients.. ) but have never been.

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      Kshell Mar 21, 2012 08:43 AM

      Roller's at Flying Fish is an old standard. It's not cheap, although it's less expensive than Mica. The food is consistently good, but not cutting edge like many CC establishments. Cash only, and can be a bit noisy, but less so than Cin Cin. Heirloom is also good, but I found it to be very noisy. Maybe on a Sunday evening there may be less customers and thus, quieter than when I went on a Friday night.

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        DaisyM Mar 21, 2012 09:16 AM

        Osaka is quiet. It is a few doors away from Mica.

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          Chinon00 Mar 21, 2012 10:24 AM

          Hoka Hoka is quiet as well but doesn't provide the privacy that Osaka does. Note to OP: Hoka Hoka and Osaka are both sushi/Japanese restaurants.

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            DaisyM Mar 21, 2012 10:55 AM

            I've never been to Hoka Hoka, but notice it everytime we get take out from Cin Cin. How does it compare to Osaka?

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              Chinon00 Mar 21, 2012 11:46 AM

              I've only had sushi at either place and prefer Hoka Hoka. Had uni, unagi, white tuna, saba.. for takeout of the weekend. Nice.

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                hungry100 Mar 21, 2012 12:43 PM

                How about Wine Thief?

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                  Chinon00 Mar 22, 2012 05:38 AM

                  As a small neighborhood bistro its great to have (along with Bacio down Mt Pleasant). But they are both small cramped and noisy.

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                    chowinpa Mar 22, 2012 03:39 PM

                    We have had a couple of great meals at Heirloom.

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        sylviag Mar 23, 2012 01:09 PM

        Thanks to all for the good suggestions.

        Our friends are very traditional eaters so I made a reservation at Rollers at Flying Fish. The menu should suit them perfectly.

        We love Japanese food and Heirloom sounds great - we will save them and the other ideas for when we are going ourselves or with more adventurous eaters.

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