Looking for recommendations in and around Boston (preferably not too far North of Boston thought since we’re in the Canton area) for a nice, romantic date with the wife
Natural wines would be a nice, added bonus but ultimately looking for a nice, fancy meal. We were leaving towards something like Season to Taste but they’re temporarily closed. We’d also like to avoid steakhouses since we’ve done that quite a few times previously.
Some of our favorite spots we’ve gone to over the years include Bondir, Eastern Standard (RIP to both), Silvertone, Gaslight (RIP), Marliave, (RIP) and many others like Sweet Cheeks, Publick House, Fox & The Knife, 75 Chestnut, Myers + Chang, No. 9 Park and many others.
Ultimately looking for something that we haven’t been to as well -
Northern Spy is good - but never great. It always just seems to miss the mark for us. We’ve been there a bunch. I don’t know what it is. However I will say this: they have the best patio, hands down. Haven’t found a better one anywhere. Incredibly spaced out and awesome
I was going to suggest Judy’s Bay in the former Bondir space for a full-circle thing-y. It leans towards seafood but not exclusively. I haven’t been there and frankly, I’m probably not qualified to make any suggestions because I don’t eat anywhere except pubs these days. I think got too excited by seeing you mention so many restaurants that I used to frequent in my yoot.
Two possible suggestions could be Tallula and Catalyst. Tallula had pre-covid a nice 5/6-course tasting menu which they don’t seem to have currently but in our experience you can often just connect with the chef and ask them to put onr together and their food was very good
Sycamore in Newton is one of our date night spots. (The others are weighted toward seafood.) If you liked Eastern Standard Kitchen you might like Branch Line in Watertown. Rumor has it that Garrett Harker is returning with a couple of new spots.
Little Donkey IS a lot of fun but I don’t know what @JeremyK’s idea of “romantic” is. Little Donkey, at least when we last went 2-3 (?) years ago, is loud and lively, maybe not stereotypically romantic, but I’m the last person to ask about that…when I first read the post, I thought to myself, “hell, ‘romantic’ to me used to mean sitting at the bar of a non-pub while watching a Sox game.”