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Post Graduation Dinner near Copley Sq.

rsgdmd Mar 17, 2013 08:53 AM

I'm looking for ideas for a Friday night for after my son's graduation from Northeastern. My wife & I and his grandparents are staying near Copley - ideal would be a short walk or cab ride away. My wife, son & I are adventurous, grandparents not so much. Any ideas for a nice place that could work for all of us?

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    pemma Mar 19, 2013 06:25 AM

    A real special occassion type place is Top of the Hub. The food is really pretty good, although you do pay extra for the view.

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      mvi Mar 18, 2013 07:06 PM

      We had a similar configuration at a graduation and were very pleased with Eastern Standard which is a short cab ride away. On another occasion with the grandparents we went to Brasserie Jo and they loved that, too.

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      1. re: mvi
        rsgdmd Mar 20, 2013 06:22 AM

        Thanks for the suggestions. It seems my Chowhounding son has eaten at Clio, Mistral, Brasserie Jo, and some of the other places I was thinking of. Wanting to go somewhere he hasn't, I made a reservation at Hammersley Bistro, which seems to get uniformly positive reviews here.

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        catsmeow Mar 17, 2013 11:07 AM

        I like Mistral too but another option would be Brasserie Joes which is a bit closer 1/2 block from Copley Place on the same street (Huntington Ave).

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          eclairer1 Mar 17, 2013 09:33 AM

          Mistral is classy and has really well executed cuisine. It's got a beautiful atmosphere and solid service. Clio is also french cuisine and upscale. It's a bit more inventive than Mistral.

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