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Looking for an anniversary dinner in Boston

Reptibark Jan 13, 2013 06:47 AM

Anniversary snuck up on me- as usual- and need to find somewhere to go. Current top five in Boston are (in no particular order)



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    RoyRon Jan 13, 2013 09:39 AM

    Any of them would be a good choice but if you are open to another suggestion I would take a look at Bistro du Midi or Mistral too. Both are very nice rooms with comfortable atmosphere. Both also have very good food and excellent service. I think either one would be fitting for a special anniversary.

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      Capeannetoo Jan 13, 2013 11:14 AM

      Seems with the inclusion of Craigie that you are willing to cross over into Cambridge in which case I would most strongly recommend Salts...our absolute go to special occasion spot. Happy Anniversary.

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        Reptibark Jan 13, 2013 11:34 AM

        Thanks. Salts was on my list because we've never been and I keep meaning to check it out. I've heard that the place can be kind of stuffy- any position on that?

        Like, don't love Mistral and it's been a while since I've been to Bistro du Midi- definitely somewhere that I'd forgotten about.


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          Capeannetoo Jan 13, 2013 11:41 AM

          Personally we have never found it to be "stuffy". Definitely quieter and I think much more romantic than Craigie or Hamersleys or Erbaluce for that matter. ( And we love all 3 of those) Run by husband wife team and Analea (?sp) FOH wife is totally lovely and warm. Never a raucous atmosphere but no, not stuffy IMO.

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            powerfulpierre Jan 14, 2013 10:06 AM

            Got to agree that Salts is great for that romantic anniversary dinner for two.

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          cambridgedoctpr Jan 13, 2013 07:05 PM

          I have said it before, Troquet is for people who are wine lovers; the food is good but the wine list is superb with very reasonable prices. I buy wine at Troquet, and i have a respectable cellar.

          I have a feud with Bernadin in NYC as I consider my list of burgundies superior to theirs, and they will not let me bring wine. I do not think that they disagree with my opinion, but we are both being stubborn.

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            Reptibark Jan 14, 2013 03:17 AM

            I completely agree re: Troquet. I also have a respectable cellar and mostly go to Troquet for the wine, though the food is good. '93 Denis Mortet Chambertin? Yes, please! Got another Boston wine gem?

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            momoftwo Jan 14, 2013 08:48 AM

            How about Bondir, never been but hear great things and there is a fireplace.

            1. Bugsey34 Jan 15, 2013 11:59 AM

              Can't speak to the others but I would not recommend Erbaluce - the space is nowhere near romantic/special enough for a big anniversary.

              1. MeffaBabe Jan 16, 2013 09:57 AM


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