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Help a pregnant lady out! Places to go before the baby arrives?

In lieu of a 'babymoon', we're planning on going to out to a great meal every week roughly from now until the baby comes in late May. We're looking for nice, semi-formal to formal-ish places that we probably won't be able to go to once the kiddo arrives. Good food, atmosphere, and service would be appreciated! We are both vegetarians, no seafood and we both like dessert way too much. We both really enjoy The Blue Room and EVOO in Cambridge, if that helps give you an idea of our tastes. We're open to anything in the greater Boston area, not just in the city. We've only lived here for two years so there's probably a lot of obvious places that we don't know about...feel free to suggest them all! Bonus points if you tell me why you're suggesting a certain place!

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  1. Oleana. Vegetarian tasting menu.

    1. Strip-T's, T.W. Food, Bondir, Oleana, Menton for a splurge... all places that are entirely unsuitable for little ones. (Strip-T's not because it's fancy, but because the place is so tiny -- you have to hold the carseat over your head to maneuver out of there.)

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      1. re: Pia

        I took a toddler to strip T's.. just had to sit at the bar area.

      2. I will be following this post closely as a pregnant lady my self I have been noticing that a lot of places give less than attentive service because I am not drinking. We recently went to Upstairs On The Square and the service was great. Good luck to you and baby!

        1. True Bistro is good for a nice vegetarian meal with good ambience. I've also been meaning to go to Il Casale in Belmont, which gets alot of love on this board and has alot of vegetarian options. You can also do reasonably well at Prezza for more fine dining.

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          1. re: Science Chick

            I was impressed (as a non vegetarian) with True Bistro

          2. Oh, you'll be able to go out in the early months- the kid sleeps in a carrier mostly, and you just take 'em out to nurse. They aren't that interactive. Our first evening out was Chung Ki Wa in Medford a couple of weeks after the birth.. big booths, not many patrons at the time.

            But as they get older, get more awake time, and louder, then it gets tougher.. and once they are mobile, it becomes babysitter or takeout.