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May 6, 2014 11:11 AM

Pre-Theater Meal (I know, I know!)

I am taking my boyfriend to see Book of Mormon for his birthday, and would like to take him to a great dinner beforehand. We are going to see the show on a Friday night in June, so I'm trying to get a headstart for a reservation.

I know this topic has been asked multiple times, so I decided to sort through previous suggestions on posts and make a preliminary list. I know the restaurants are all over the place cuisine/price-wise, but that's because we're fairly flexible and adventurous with both! I would just really like for it to be a special dinner with a fairly intimate atmosphere, so hopefully that comes across as a common theme with (most) of these places. If any of them jump out to anyone as a must try (or must AVOID), or if you have any other recs, please let me know!

Here's what I've narrowed it down to (thus far) --
- Braii
- Kilo
- Casellula
- Bricola
- Betony

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  1. betony is the undisputed must try on your list.

    1. Casellula doesn't take reservations and I didn't find it intimate at all.

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      1. re: VaPaula

        That's definitely good to know (even if I don't end up going in for this particular night, just in general). Thank you!

        1. re: mobrien87

          Casuella is great for after work drinks and food with friends but not especially noteworthy food....

      2. For special and intimate the clear choice is Betony

          1. Betony it is! I am excited to try it (and post pictures)! It was an easy choice based on the responses. Thanks so much!

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            1. re: mobrien87

              Make sure one of your dishes is the lobster

              1. re: Spiritchaser

                I will definitely make sure that we do that! Any other recommendations are totally welcomed and appreciated! I was thinking about ordering the foie gras bonbons, the ricotta gnudi (or maybe cruciferous salad), and the chicken.