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Coming to Boston 9/3

maddogg280 | | Jul 8, 2009 12:45 PM

My hubby and I are coming to Boston for a small family wedding during Labor Day weekend. The last time we were here was October 2003 and we hounded our way around with abandon- Excelsior, Abe & Louis, some insanely good Italian place in North end, etc. In 2003 we stayed at the Nine Zero (and ate there, and had cocktails in their uber-trendy bar) but that was nearly 6 years ago! How time flies!
Our financial lives have changed, but we still want to hound around Boston. I'm looking for your recommendations for our upcoming trip. We are adventurous diners, but with smaller wallets now. The wedding is in Copley, but I am familiar with the T and ok with cabs. (Despite being a BU grad, the concept of driving in Boston still scares me to this day!) What other new and moderately priced hotels have opened in Boston which have acceptable dining establishments within them? Is the Nine Zero past its peak now?
All recs appreciated!