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40th birthday party ideas - Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington etc.

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blink617 Jun 9, 2013 05:49 AM

My wife is turning 40 in a few months and I'm trying to figure out where to throw her a birthday party in Cambridge, Somerville, or somewhere nearby.

I'm pretty flexible on cuisine, but looking for a nice indoor space for 20-30 people with a budget of around $40-50/person. Any suggestions?

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  1. Bob Dobalina RE: blink617 Jun 9, 2013 07:59 PM

    Not sure if they can accommodate that large of a party, but my wife would prefer Oleana. Perhaps Puritan - it has a large communal table. There is a large side room at West Bridge that probably works and I had a great meal there recently.

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      opinionatedchef RE: Bob Dobalina Jun 9, 2013 11:21 PM

      That's exACTly what i was going to say- Oleana. But I would see if you could reserve the patio. What a cool shady lovely lovely spot. The menu is tremendous, with a wide variety of small and large plates and lots of unique dishes, plus VERY popular desserts. But just fyi, no hard liquor at bar.

      For an indoor space, I think Rendezvous is a great space; very popular.Really good relaxed comfortable vibe.Top quality French and Mediterranean food; chef/owner on board every night.

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        mkfisher RE: Bob Dobalina Jun 10, 2013 05:58 AM

        That West Bridge space is most likely too small. More appropriate for a group of 15 or less.

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        coolaugustmoon RE: blink617 Jun 10, 2013 05:47 AM

        Posto has a private space. Not sure of the size. They offer a pig roast as well.

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          teezeetoo RE: coolaugustmoon Jun 10, 2013 06:09 AM

          EVOO has three private dining rooms and I think one might fit your party. The outdoor patio is lovely though I don't know if you can reserve it. The food is very good and the service is generally very good as well. Gran Gusto might be another, different option.

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          addiez RE: blink617 Jun 10, 2013 07:42 AM

          Belly does an arm and a leg dinner with a "nose to tail" type vibe - I think it's for a bit smaller of a group though.

          Do you need the space for 20-30 to be a private space?

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