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Copley Friday Night

Summer Shack isn't thought of very highly on this board, but I see where you're coming from. My sister and her friends are in graduate school. We will be dressed up for the occasion, so I guess I'm looking for a nice place with $20-30 entrees

Nov 11, 2008
balleresq in Greater Boston Area

Copley Friday Night

Friday night my sister's school is having an awards ceremony at the Seraton Copley. We are looking for a good place to eat afterwards, preferably within walking distance. There will be about 8 of us (our family and her friend's family). I'm not too concered about the type of food, I just want to find nice place that isn't too expensive. I realize we are probably in the wrong area for such places, but I wanted to see what you 'hounds had in mind. Thanks

Nov 10, 2008
balleresq in Greater Boston Area

First date in the North End

Thanks for the help, everyone. I ended up making an 8:45 reservation at Murizio's. After walking through a bustling Hanover Street, we arrived a little bit early. Since it is quite small inside with no bar, we had to wait outside. The hostess felt terrible, but this wasn't a problem at all...it was only for a few minutes. The place does have a cozy atmosphere which we enjoyed.

The food was excellent. After learning my date doesnt like seafood, I realized most of the appetizers were off limits. Instead, we started with a spinach salad with apples, walnuts, and blue cheese dressing. I enjoyed it, especially for something I would not have otherwise ordered. For the main course I went with a Sardinian pasta dish with lamb and sausage. This was a different style Italalian than I'm used to, but I it was excellent nonetheless. My date had the gnocchi and seemed to enjoy it. For dessert, we walked down the street to Mike's for a canoli.

Overall, I would reccomend Maurizio's as a great first date spot. I'm looking forward to trying some of the other places mentioned in the posts.

Nov 10, 2008
balleresq in Greater Boston Area

Breakfast around Danvers, MA area

I'll second the Depot Diner. It's not your typical boxcar diner. The place is very clean and the food isn't too "greasy." I also love Red's in Salem. The pancakes are great (and huge!)

Nov 10, 2008
balleresq in Greater Boston Area

First date in the North End

Thanks for all the suggestions thus far. At this point I'm leaning towards Maurizio's, but I've also heard that Carmen and Euno are both good date spots. Any thoughts?

Nov 05, 2008
balleresq in Greater Boston Area

First date in the North End

Heading to the North End on Friday for a first date. We are both young professionals in our mid-late 20's. We were set up by a mutal friend, so we're still in the "getting to know each other" phase. Looking for a good first date spot, but nothing TOO romantic. And good italian, obviously.

I've searched the boards a little bit, but wanted some more suggestions.

Thanks.

Nov 05, 2008
balleresq in Greater Boston Area

Good Eats in the Hyannis Area?

Planning a trip to Cape Cod for the week after July 4th. We are staying in Hyannis and looking for some good places to eat. We are trying to avoid the typical tourist traps and maybe find a hidden gem or two. For dinner, maybe a nice seafood or Italian place. Also, any local casual or take-out thats worth noting. I am a big brunch fan, so any suggestions as who makes a good pancakes or omlettes would be much appreciated.