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Dec 26, 2012 02:46 PM

Great Booths

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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  1. Eastern Standard has lovely food and booths.

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    1. re: cherrytomato

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

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

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        1. re: trufflehound

          Pleasant also has terrific fried seafood

          1. re: Science Chick

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

        2. 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. re: MrsCheese

              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.

              1. re: Fly

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