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Great Booths

Fly Dec 26, 2012 02:46 PM

I'm looking for casual restaurants, anywhere within about a half hour drive of the city, with really tall wooden booths, the kind that make you feel like you're in a private room with your dining companions. The kind that you might see at an old school pizza joint. Nothing fancy, just the highest-backed booths I can find.

Great food would be an obvious plus. Any recommendations?

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    cherrytomato RE: Fly Dec 26, 2012 03:02 PM

    Eastern Standard has lovely food and booths.

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      Fly RE: cherrytomato Dec 26, 2012 07:04 PM

      They have booths, but not the kind I'm talking about. I want wooden booths that have very high backs, separating each party completely.

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      fragolino RE: Fly Dec 27, 2012 07:33 AM

      Tangierino in Charlestown has something like this that made me think the folks sitting in them were in private booths, though I didn't sit in one myself:
      http://tinyurl.com/tangierinobooth - for a pic

      Also when I read wooden booths with high backs, I immediately think of Regina's in the North End.
      There's no "roof" though, so it won't feel like you're in a private room but at least there's good food to be had!

      1. trufflehound RE: Fly Dec 27, 2012 03:48 PM

        Doyle's, Pleasant Cafe.Pleasant has one of the better pizzas in Boston.

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          Science Chick RE: trufflehound Dec 28, 2012 07:16 AM

          Pleasant also has terrific fried seafood

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            Pegmeister RE: Science Chick Dec 28, 2012 03:33 PM

            I really enjoy their veal parm, especially since you can order it with ravioli.

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          ebaba RE: Fly Dec 27, 2012 07:06 PM

          What you're looking for is called a snug -- at least that's what I was told when we stopped for a drink in Portland (ME) at a bar called The Snug, with very high-backed wooden booths. Not sure if they serve food but it's very close to the original Otto.
          I am sorry I don't have any recommendations closer to Boston!

          1. MrsCheese RE: Fly Dec 27, 2012 07:39 PM

            Fugakyu, Brookline

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              Fly RE: MrsCheese Dec 28, 2012 06:49 AM

              This, and the Tangerino link make me think I didn't do a good job describing what I want. It's not so much that I want a private room, I just want very tall backed wooden booths. It looks like Doyles certainly has these, but any other suggestions for places with a Doyle's-like pub feel, with very tall wooden booths would still be appreciated.

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                yumyum RE: Fly Dec 28, 2012 12:49 PM

                You do indeed seek a 'snug'. I think the Burren in Davis square has them. Can anyone verify? I love those cozy nooks too.

            2. libertywharf RE: Fly Dec 28, 2012 02:07 PM

              Did the stockyard in Brighton ever reopen under the new paramount owners? If so this place has the best booths.

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