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Searching for early Monday dinner spot, near Logan airport

I've been asked to find a dinner spot in Boston for the CEO of my company to meet another CEO for a 4pm dinner next Monday night, Nov. 8th. It can't be too far from Logan as one of them has to catch a flight right after dinner.

Of course, I'm running into the issue where most restaruants are closed on Monday, or don't open for dinner until after 5pm.

I was debating about Neptune Oyster, but I'm a bit worried that they might not get seated at 4pm since they don't take reservations. Has anybody been there on a Monday? if so, how crazy busy is it?

What about Sel de la terrre?

Any other suggestions?

I've already checked Aura, Prezza, Meritage - none of them are open at the right time

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Neptune Oyster
63 Salem St Ste 1, Boston, MA 02113

Prezza
24 Fleet St., Boston, MA 02113

Meritage Restaurant
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110

Nov 01, 2010
mstoller in Greater Boston Area

Dinner for 37 - near Boston Seaport Hotel - This Wednesday!

A few days into this process, the managers running this meeting decide totell me about their max budget of $50/person. I'm assuming that includes tax and tip - in Boston, for a large group of sales guys - uggh - at this point I give up, we're going to Chinatown. I'll drown my sorrows in Ting Tao and dumplings...

If anyone is looking to host a group of this size and actually has a realistic budget for dinner, the people at Legal Sea Food, Meritage, Aura and Sal de La Terre were all very helpful.

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Meritage Restaurant
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110

Oct 05, 2010
mstoller in Greater Boston Area

Dinner for 37 - near Boston Seaport Hotel - This Wednesday!

We don't need a private room - we'll be in meetings back at our hotel all day Wed and Thurs.
We don't have a set price per person, but I imagine if we come back at $200/person we'll hear nasty things from our finance people. I've been looking at places with entree's in the $25-$35 range

I'm leaning towards Sel de la Terre - sounds like they have the room

We thought about Meritage, but I have no idea if they have the room, and I haven't been able to figure out what that will cost us. I'll give them a call before I lock in the reservation with Sel de la Terre.

Legal Seafood has room somewhere in the city, but I'm not a big fan of Legal's. Morton's would be expensive and I never find the steakhouse meals to be worth the money.

Aura in the Seaport Hotel can't seat us in any of the regular rooms, so we would need to go to a banquet room, which means a limited menu ("would you like the rubber beef, the rubber chicken, or the overcooked vegetarian dish?").

I would happily go to somewhere in Chinatown, but with 37 people I'm bound to find a few complainers that (and I hate to even type the words) "don't like Chinese food".

I'm still open to other suggestions, but I should probably lock down the reservation this morning.

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Meritage Restaurant
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110

Sel de la Terre
1245 Worcester Street, Natick, MA 01760

Oct 05, 2010
mstoller in Greater Boston Area

Dinner for 37 - near Boston Seaport Hotel - This Wednesday!

Hi
I need help with a recommendation for dinner for 37 people for this Wednesday night (10/6/2010).
This meeting just got dumped in my lap this weekend and I'm trying to come up with something that's not the standard steakhouse.
I was hoping for Neptune Oyster, but they only seat 22.
I'm not adverse to putting everyone in taxi's and going back across the fort point channel, I just don't want it to be a 30 minute cab ride.

Does anyone have any bright ideas for this one?

Thanks

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Neptune Oyster
63 Salem St Ste 1, Boston, MA 02113

Oct 04, 2010
mstoller in Greater Boston Area

Korean in Southern NH, North Eastern MA?

We ended up at "The Korean Place" in Manchester last night and had an excellent meal.

It was not at all what we were expecting. I was thinking Kim Chi and Bulgogi for some reason and it wasn't that at all - but the food was very very good.
We had the dumplings and the vegetable pancake as apps - both were excellent. For dinner we had the beef bi bim bop, the spicy pork bi bim bop, the crispy chicken, the seafood soup and a few other things.
It took a long time to get the food to our table, but we weren't in a rush and the staff was constantly checking on us and even gave us a free beer to apologize.
After dinner they gave us small bowls of homemade lemon custard which everyone enjoyed (my son descibed it as "heavenly", that's high praise from a 12 year old).

It wasn't dirt cheap, but not crazy expensive - for 6 people, with a few appetizers, it was about $130 with tax.

Not exactly "traditional Korean" (whatever that means), but an great meal - we're definitely going back.

Jun 21, 2009
mstoller in All New England Archive

Korean in Southern NH, North Eastern MA?

Aby recommendations for Korean food in Southern NH or North Eastern MA?

We're planning to take my step dad out for an early Fathers' Day dinner tonight and he is a big fan of Korean food, especially Kim Chi - for him, the spicier, the better.

We've been to Dynamite in Hudson NH many times, and have always had a great meal, but we're looking for something different.

I'd love to find a Korean BBQ place that you cook at your table and also has a good kim chi selection.

I've seen a few good reviews of The Korean Place in Manchester, NH - but nothing recent.
How does that compare to New Jang Su Korean BBQ in Burlington, MA?

Any other ideas?

thanks

Jun 20, 2009
mstoller in All New England Archive