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Next week in Boston

alsky | | Mar 2, 2009 08:02 AM

Hi Boston Chowhounds,
This board is full of information, and it is kind of overwhelming, so I am breaking down and asking for your help!
My husband and I are coming to Boston for the first time next week, Wednesday through Sunday. We will be there (technically) for a conference, staying at the Marriott Copley place, but plan to have lots of free time to see the city and eat and drink!
I am interested in going to a few good restaurants that are reasonably priced ($200 or so for a meal with a bottle of wine--a little more or less is fine). We really like to sit at the bar as well--so suggestions of places with good "small plates" or appetizers would be great. We will not have a car, but don't necessarily want to be restricted to the neighborhood where we're staying. we'll take cabs, etc. We love italian and french food, and would love to eat what the locals eat--seafood, etc. We are from Norfolk VA. So far, I have considered Mistral, Prezza, Neptune Oyster, and Craigie on Main...and drinks at Drink. Aquitaine, Troquet, and Mamma Maria also look good. Any suggestions to narrow this down? Thank you!

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