Looking for an anniversary dinner in Boston
Anniversary snuck up on me- as usual- and need to find somewhere to go. Current top five in Boston are (in no particular order)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Can't speak to the others but I would not recommend Erbaluce - the space is nowhere near romantic/special enough for a big anniversary.