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Best Restaraunt to Visit in Boston (Price doesn't Matter)

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mthill89 Mar 31, 2013 05:32 PM

I am going to Boston in August and have been trying to find what restaurant to visit with my girlfriend. I am looking for a high end tasting menu. I am very adventurous and would like to visit somewhere that really sticks out and not a place you can find anywhere.

I am strongly considering Minton or L'Espalier (or both). Any thoughts or advice for a southerner heading to Boston?

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    foodieX2 Mar 31, 2013 05:36 PM

    i know it has its haters but I think you cant do much better than the tasting menu at Craigie.

    http://www.craigieonmain.com

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      cambridgedoctpr Mar 31, 2013 05:54 PM

      for sashimi, you could try o ya or uni bar.

      i have come to appreciate oleana for middle eastern food.

      and yes, i do like craigie though am not a fan of their wine service.

      1. enhF94 Mar 31, 2013 06:10 PM

        Oleana might be a top choice to add to the traditional list (L'E, Menton, O Ya, Craigie, Clio/Uni)

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          Madrid Apr 1, 2013 05:09 AM

          Oleana, for the mezze and very unusual desserts

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            Bob Dobalina Apr 2, 2013 07:18 PM

            Love Oleana but it is not what I would call high end and it does not have a formal tasting menu.

        2. whs Mar 31, 2013 07:34 PM

          Menton has a very good tasting menu with wine pairings. The service is attentive without being pretentious. However, you can find this class of restaurant in every big city around the world. You might want to try some of the places that make Boston unique - and I will leave it up to others to make suggestions since I am not a local.

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            cambridgedoctpr Apr 2, 2013 04:36 AM

            For wine and good but not great food, Troquet, which has a cellar than even someone from SF could love.

            What about Strip Ts for something unique?

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            awkwardpause Apr 1, 2013 06:35 AM

            Having done, over the years, tasting menus at L'Espalier, Craigie, Menton, Oleana, and No. 9 Park, my vote would be for L'Espalier. Exquisite, pampered fine dining experience. Oleana is lovely, but not quite that.

            1. ecwashere7 Apr 1, 2013 07:13 AM

              I'll add Bondir to this discussion. I was really impressed with everything I had there. I liked it much more than Craigie.

              1. MeffaBabe Apr 1, 2013 10:05 AM

                Prezza is in my opinion the best restaurant in Boston

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                  hungrygale Apr 2, 2013 05:14 PM

                  O'Ya is a tremendous experience as is Craigie.

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                    celestialmundane Apr 2, 2013 06:03 PM

                    How about Salts? I've done the tasting menu there. Lovely. There is no place in Boston like it.

                    1. Boston_Otter Apr 3, 2013 10:38 AM

                      I'll throw in my vote for O Ya, if you like sushi.

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