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Apr 6, 2014 05:49 AM

Graduation dinner near Northampton?

Got a son graduating from UMass on a Friday in May. Any dinner recommendations? Shoot over to BT's Smokehouse?Green St Cafe?
Gohyang (is it still there?)?
Chez Albert?

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  1. You should post on the Southern New England board for suggestions however.. Green Street is closed. Make reservations somewhere SOON.

    1. We've always loved dinner at the Wiggins Tavern in the Hotel Northampton. Terrific atmosphere and food!

      1. Chez Albert would be perfect for a graduation dinner. Great food, not too fancy, but certainly a "special" enough venue. I would reserve now, especially for a graduation weekend.

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        1. re: saintp

          I'm on a wait list at Chez Albert. How do people feel about Lattitudes in West Springfield?

          1. re: justbeingpolite

            How about the new Spoleto in Northampton?
            Or Hope and Olive in Greenfield, which will be out of the fray.

            Or Coco in Easthampton.

              1. re: justbeingpolite

                You are welcome. We love Coco, and they do take reservations.

              2. re: magiesmom

                Hope and Olive is a fun place, but a good 30 minutes north of Amherst. When our son graduated we did the Eastside Grill, and everyone had a great time. But Amherst/Noho WILL be crowded. We've seen some people go up to the Night Kitchen in Montague for graduation dinners --- decent food, very lovely setting, nice service. And the Blue Heron in Sunderland is only 15 minutes out of Amherst, with a huge, varied menu. Gypsy Apple in Shelburne Falls, if you don't mind the drive, would be my #1 call for an intimate dinner w/ great food.