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Jan 29, 2014 08:09 PM

Restaurant for Anniversary Dinner

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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  1. 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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    1. re: opinionatedchef

      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.

      1. re: chileansweetheart30

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

        1. re: Taralli

          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

            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?

            1. re: Taralli

              I would love to try either French or Italian.

              1. re: chileansweetheart30

                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

                  how about les zigomates? walking from south station.

                  or prezza in the north end?

                  1. re: bostonfoodz

                    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.

                    1. re: teezeetoo

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

                      1. re: hotoynoodle

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

                        1. re: C. Hamster

                          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.

                          1. re: C. Hamster

                            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.)

                          2. re: hotoynoodle

                            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.


                        2. re: chileansweetheart30

                          In the Northend: Italian romantic high end - Mama Maria:; modern high end - Prezza: More mid-range: Some folks like Limencello & Carmen, but I haven't been:;

                          1. re: chileansweetheart30

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

                            1. re: nyc_to_ma

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

                              1. re: addiez

                                No I would not recommend Sportello for an anniversary dinner

                                1. re: C. Hamster

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

                        3. re: chileansweetheart30

                          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.

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