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Graduation dinner near Northampton?

justbeingpolite Apr 6, 2014 05:49 AM

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. Berheenia RE: justbeingpolite Apr 6, 2014 05:52 AM

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

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      GatorMan RE: justbeingpolite Apr 6, 2014 12:00 PM

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

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        saintp RE: justbeingpolite Apr 6, 2014 12:40 PM

        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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          justbeingpolite RE: saintp Apr 6, 2014 03:15 PM

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

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            magiesmom RE: justbeingpolite Apr 8, 2014 05:07 AM

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

            Or Coco in Easthampton.

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              justbeingpolite RE: magiesmom Apr 8, 2014 08:39 AM

              I'll check 'em out.


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                magiesmom RE: justbeingpolite Apr 8, 2014 11:06 AM

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

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                bauskern RE: magiesmom Apr 18, 2014 07:46 AM

                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.

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                  fatheryod RE: bauskern Apr 25, 2014 04:40 AM

                  Night Kitchen is closed.

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