The original Craigie was _quiet_ and _personal_ and gave _privacy_. Each room held few enough customers that waitstaff attended individuals, rather than tables. I loved that: not just "the four-top in the corner wants more bread," but "the short woman at the four-top in the corner wants one more piece of cornbread."
I also loved that there were few enough people in the room that if I tried (I didn't), I could've followed each individual voice. No "buzz of the crowd" here.
The space gave me privacy (meaning discreet, not exclusive). No passers-by in the window, no scenesters, no "vibe," and nobody eavesdropping on the minor celebrity at the next table.
Where do I find that now without sacrificing the food? Bonus points for Som'l/Cambridge/Arlington/Medford and a similar price point.
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