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On 8/25/2016 at 8:07 AM, Keithstg said:

Some quick updates from several recent trips to Boston:

First, No. 9 Park. Went for two visits, once for the tasting menu, once for the a la carte menu. In short, No. 9 continues to be my favorite restaurant in Boston. Intimate feel, staff who really "get it" and are very interested in the food and wine being served. Highlights from my visits were corn agnolotti and a really fantastic halibut dish, the details of which I've lost to time. Wine highlights were a Puffeney Poulsard, Paolo Bea Sagrantino, and a Monthelie for the a la carte dinner, producer forgotten. If you find yourself in Boston you could do much worse than booking a celebratory meal here.

Hard to believe how much time has elapsed on this thread. I'm part of the problem, since I've been to Boston a half dozen times this year and haven't gotten around to posting until now.

And only now to reiterate that the above remains true. Dinner at the bar at No.9 Park was different, yet familiar. Same great wine list, same excellent, personal service and fabulous conversation - different pasta preparations and Halibut preps (this one with a riot of morels) but still delicious and worth the time.

No. 9 is employing a coravin now and is offering several premium wines by the glass as well. Highlights of those were an '11 Allemand Cornas and a '12 Daguenaeu Sliex by the glass.

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I'll be up at MIT Sloan for a week in early September.  Anyone have any recs for places (Craigie on Main is on the list) that are going to be walk-able from MIT?  I'm also fine hopping in an uber.  Its looking like I'll have 3 nights free to do some exploring on my own.

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I'd consider going to Craigie on Main more than once.  The pastries at Flour Bakery are really good too.  And although I haven't been, Café du Pays is Eater Boston's reigning Restaurant of the Year.

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I'll add another close-in suburban restaurant here. My husband and his mother enjoyed dinner at Lumiere in West Newton last weekend. She wanted French that didn't involve going into Boston proper. I forget what he got, but she got the Herb-Roasted Half Chicken, which was enormous. They got additional meals out of the leftovers.

(He was happy to be in Boston when they won the World Series, even though it was in LA, and just as happy to miss the chaotic aftermath.)

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On 4/20/2006 at 2:27 AM, ol_ironstomach said:

Good lord, the main thing Durgin Park is known for (besides its longevity) is the legendary brusqueness of its waitresses. Have they become kinder and gentler as well?!

Durgin-Park now closed. Obituary here.

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We had a great dinner at Urban Hearth in Somerville.  Get reservations — it’s really small.  Felt like being at an excellent dinner party,

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I'll be staying outside of Boston this week, nearest to Lowell (Chelmsford, specifically).  I aim to venture into the city proper for at least one meal, but does anybody here have experience with the area or advice on decent solo-diner-friendly places in the greater Lowell area?  I'll have a car, but not looking to fight rush hour traffic for dinner every night.  Thanks!

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Driving up to Boston tomorrow to accompany my daughter to her post-college internship. Flying back mid-day Saturday, so I’ll have time for a couple of deals  

i understand there are hundreds of restaurants near the Copley Square area, which is where I booked a hotel. 

Any recommendations for a very short stay in Boston?

Thank you. 

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As a follow-up, my daughter landed a great job in Boston. She looks forward to our upcoming visit, but denies that is because she will get a free meal or two. 

My wife and I will be there for three nights beginning next week. Mrs. reedm has requested Italian food at for at least two meals, so that's a starting point. We will be celebrating a wedding anniversary, so we are interested in a special occasion-ish restaurant as well.

I'd be grateful for any and all suggestions. 

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No specific recommendations - Boston is a great city - the Northend is littered with Italian stuff, stores and restaurants.  Depending on the nights there, you may need reservations, but literally take your pick, of what looks cool - you will likely have a great meal.

 

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