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Birthday dinner help (Saturday night)

So the birthday falls on a Saturday night late June this year. Typically, I don't like upscale restaurants on Saturdays, but I can't change my birthday. Where would you send me for a lovely night, without all the craziness?

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  1. Call Providence and see if they are having their anniversary June special 5 course chef's dinner. Last year it was $70 per person for an amazing meal. #1 on J. Gold's 2013 101 restaurants list.
    http://www.providencela.com

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    1. re: wienermobile

      Providence is indeed doing an anniversary special; I believe it is $80 this year--still a great deal. Other options for the OP not yet mentioned: Buffalo Club, Culina, Hinoki and the Bird, n/naka, and Vincenti.

          1. re: New Trial

            I would highly recommend Culina based on private dining experiences I've had in the restaurant and a few nights ago the home-delivered dinner I ordered.
            The roasted beet salad and the Bianca pizza were some of the best I've had in awhile even though it was delivered.
            The wine menu is extensive and the food, in my opinion, along with the ambience is first rate.
            Definitely worthy of a special birthday dinner.

            1. re: Servorg

              Ordinarily, I jump at Saddlepeak, but my last visit a couple years ago, the service was meh, and our food was way too salty for our tastes.

              1. re: BSW6490

                Sotto, I do like, but was hoping for something more upscale. Any part of town would be fine.

                1. re: xoxohh

                  One of the newer SBE restaurants, Mercato di Vetro has gotten some good reviews, depending on who you trust. While I don't pay a lot of credence to Yelp you can see the photos here and maybe get an idea of the food: http://www.yelp.com/biz/mercato-di-ve... and a brief positive mention here on CH http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/891066

              2. Sea Harbour.

                No like Chinese? Then go to Melisse.

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