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Restaurant for Anniversary Dinner

chileansweetheart30 Jan 29, 2014 08:09 PM

My anniversary is coming up in a few weeks and I'm looking to dine in Boston. I need some suggestions for a possible romantic place and of course the food needs to be tasty.

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    addiez Jan 30, 2014 06:25 AM

    If you're looking for something near South Station, Les Zygomates and Petit Robert Central are both French bistro-type places.

    1. opinionatedchef Jan 30, 2014 12:35 AM

      you're really not helping us much here! what kinds of food do you love/dislike? budget? you have a car? It's a big question and we'd like to help you.

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        chileansweetheart30 Jan 30, 2014 03:46 AM

        Sorry yes that would help. Well we live in Attleboro so we would be taking the commuter train into South Station. My husband and I are open to any suggestions when it comes to where to eat, we aren't very picky actually looking to perhaps try a new type of cuisine. Our budget is mid-high dollar range.

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          Taralli Jan 30, 2014 04:48 AM

          NTOC- What types have you tried,so we can eliminate them?

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            chileansweetheart30 Jan 30, 2014 05:47 AM

            We've eaten at Legal Seafood, Bell and Hand,Dick's Last Resort and one other casual place that I can't recall.Of course this being my anniversary I would like to go some place that isn't so casual. But from the places I've listed you can say we've definitely not experienced all that Boston can offer culinary wise.

            1. re: chileansweetheart30
              Taralli Jan 30, 2014 06:10 AM

              You said "perhaps try a new type of cuisine" - Italian, French, Spanish, Japanese, Thai, Chinese, Mexican, South or Central American - what new types might you be interested in?

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                chileansweetheart30 Jan 30, 2014 06:24 AM

                I would love to try either French or Italian.

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                  cambridgedoctpr Jan 30, 2014 06:33 AM

                  my two favorites of the moment are ASTA - which is a noveau Scandavian place and Ribelle though it is bare bones and noisy; you can get there from the green line.

                  For japanese, there is o ya and uni bar but it is very expensive.

                  French: you could add Brassarie Jo to a list of casual French places. I prefer to eat high end in Manhattan.

                  1. re: chileansweetheart30
                    bostonfoodz Jan 30, 2014 09:16 AM

                    how about les zigomates? walking from south station.

                    or prezza in the north end?

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                      teezeetoo Jan 30, 2014 10:39 AM

                      Agree on les zygomates, also Prezza and Mama Maria. I know Trade is right near South Station but I haven't eaten there so perhaps others can comment? I also like the Daily Catch on the Waterfront: nice view, good Sicilian style seafood.

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                        hotoynoodle Jan 30, 2014 11:23 AM

                        trade is very casual and VERY noisy. not at all a romantic spot.

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                          C. Hamster Jan 30, 2014 12:07 PM

                          And I don't think trade's food is that great....

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                            hotoynoodle Jan 31, 2014 05:27 AM

                            it's fine for pizzas and they have a strong cocktail program. i wouldn't consider it a special occasion spot by any stretch. it is also yet another in the ever-growing list of places with a deafening din when busy.

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                              Allstonian Jan 31, 2014 06:36 AM

                              Although MC Slim JB vouched for their Baked Alaska when he posted a photo of it on FB. (And yes, it totally DOES look like Pharrell's Grammys hat.)

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                              MC Slim JB Jan 31, 2014 09:19 AM

                              I have often complained about Trade's noise level; it was surprisingly tolerable when we got a window table at prime time on a recent weekend night. I was pleasantly impressed with the food, too. As I recommend to others here, we stuck to an assortment of small plates, and managed to find a reasonably priced wine. I think the cocktail program is just so-so, especially considering the prices. As noted, I really liked the baked Alaska, too.


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                            opinionatedchef Jan 30, 2014 11:23 AM

                            good choices, bf.

                          3. re: chileansweetheart30
                            Taralli Jan 30, 2014 09:32 AM

                            In the Northend: Italian romantic high end - Mama Maria: http://www.mammamaria.com/; modern high end - Prezza:http://prezza.com/. More mid-range: http://massiminosboston.com/. Some folks like Limencello & Carmen, but I haven't been: http://www.ristorantelimoncello.com/; http://www.carmenboston.com/

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                              nyc_to_ma Jan 31, 2014 09:30 AM

                              You could walk to Sportello from South Station - and maybe stop by Drink before or after dinner.

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                                addiez Jan 31, 2014 12:39 PM

                                I don't find Sportello particularly romantic - especially with the stools and counter seats.

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                                  C. Hamster Jan 31, 2014 12:47 PM

                                  No I would not recommend Sportello for an anniversary dinner

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                                    hotoynoodle Jan 31, 2014 01:25 PM

                                    or muscling your way to the cheek-by-jowl-bar @ drink only to wait 20 minutes for a cocktail.

                          4. re: chileansweetheart30
                            Madrid Jan 30, 2014 10:41 AM

                            the second floor Legal Seafood Harborside is much less casual and more elegant. I've only peeked inside, not eaten there, but it does have a great view.

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