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quiet-ish bar in financial/seaport friday

eLizard Apr 11, 2013 01:25 PM

i know that it's the friday before the marathon, so it might be a tall order. any suggestions for a small group for after work cocktails and apps in a place where conversation would be possible? one in the group suggested smith and wollensky.

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    mkfisher Apr 11, 2013 01:48 PM

    The bar area at Petit Robert might be a good option. They have some high tables and sofas and it hasn't been too loud/crowded when I've been there.

    1. hotoynoodle Apr 11, 2013 02:37 PM

      anyplace down there after 5 is going to be busy, that includes s & w.

      you might want to try the rowes wharf sea grill, though. i never see anybody in there.

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      1. re: hotoynoodle
        eLizard Apr 12, 2013 06:23 AM

        ha. right! the one time i went there for a drink before dinner i was the only one!

      2. rlh Apr 12, 2013 07:39 AM

        The bar at Radius is quiet enough if it isn't too crowded, and Tavern Road has space but is pretty lively at that hour - I met there with four others at 6p on a recent Friday and enjoyed it - very good (easy enough to access the bar, too) drinks and animated (standing) discussion, but I would not have attempted business or serious conversation.

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        1. re: rlh
          eLizard Apr 12, 2013 07:41 AM

          i never have luck after work at Radius. I love that bar, but it's always a mob scene on thursdays and fridays at the 5 o'clock whistle.

          what about the Ames?

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            CportJ Apr 12, 2013 08:00 AM

            Ames is also mobbed on Fridays. Try MKT, across the street from the Vault. For some reason although it looks nice, no one ever seems to be in that place except when they have special events.

            If not there, maybe the bar at Oceanaire? Or Bond in the Langham? Or City Landing where Sel de la Terre used to be? The bar in the Intercontinental?

            1. re: CportJ
              eLizard Apr 12, 2013 08:13 AM

              thanks!

        2. ebone Apr 12, 2013 08:19 AM

          Nix's Mate might work for this.

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          1. re: ebone
            eLizard Apr 12, 2013 09:25 AM

            so weird, i just suggested nix's mate for another thread! duh! you're right!

          2. eLizard Apr 16, 2013 09:53 AM

            thank you all. we went to the Ames. to kick off a weekend that ended in an unimaginable way. i hope all are safe.

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