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Quick! Where should I go for my birthday tonight?

My husband was trying to surprise me with a reservation at Bondir, but alas, was unsuccessful. Any thoughts? I can't decide...no need for anything too stuffy, but should feel a bit special...

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  1. Are you leaning Cambridge? I always enjoy Hungry Mother.

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    1. re: Swankalicious

      Not open on Mondays.

      In that same neighborhood, Oleana and West Bridge are both nice options.

      1. re: Swankalicious

        Boston is fine too, HM is another tough reservation, but a favorite of mine as well.

      2. Bergamot? Sit at at the bar for more food options.

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        1. re: purple bot

          2nd Bergamot or West Bridge. Other options: Rendezvous, TW Food, Ten Tables, Craigie on Main,

            1. re: justbeingpolite

              West Bridge looks interesting, any favorite dishes?

            1. re: Madrid

              Rendezvous is exactly where I will go if I can't come up with anything else, it is my very favorite, but I was just there two weeks ago. I have a tree nut allergy and the last time I went to Oleana I felt like I was asking for trouble just walking in the door, although I love the style of food, what do you think?

              1. re: suzysue2

                Don't forget that Monday is Tapas night at Rendezvous' bar. So even though you were recently there, you can eat off a different menu.

            2. Deuxave
              Bistro du Midi
              Catalyst
              Salts

              1. Thanks Chowhounders! We ended up at West Bridge where did their tasting menu and were well impressed. Venison with freekeh and mastic was a highlight as was skate with kuri squash and buckwheat. Service was excellent. Glad to be turned on to a great new place.

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                1. re: suzysue2

                  Glad your birthday dinner was a success! I've had several impressive meals at West Bridge, and especially like its cocktail program.

                  http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

                  1. re: MC Slim JB

                    I still have dreams about their slightly spicy cucumber cocktail.