Join a 'Dine Around' Dinner in Boston

The Dine Around Committee welcomes you to Boston!!   While you're in Beantown, we want to share with you some of the favorite dining experiences that the locals enjoy.   From Back Bay to Fenway to Chinatown to Downtown Boston to the North End to the Seaport District, you'll find that there are just too many choices for a memorable meal.  To help narrow the options, the Dine Around Committee has selected a variety of restaurants in a few of the neighborhoods around the city for you to explore with your fellow librarians.  We are offering two Dine Around events during the conference, including one on Saturday, July 21st and one on Tuesday, July 24th.   

For those of you who haven't heard of the "Dine Around" dinner, it's a casual dining experience with fellow AALL attendees who want to enjoy a nice meal and interesting conversation.  Sharing a meal with new friends is always a highlight of the annual conference for me!   Each Dine Around dinner will be hosted by a local Law Librarian, who coordinates the details of the evening like where and when the group should meet to travel to the restaurant, making reservations for the group, and managing payment of the check for the group.  Dine Around attendees will be responsible to pay for their own meal, drinks, and associated tip.  The Dine Arounds are offered to the AALL conference attendees as yet another way to help you make the most of your conference and connect with your colleagues.  

There are 5 Dine Around options on Sunday night and 4 options on Tuesday night.  Please see the list of restaurants available for each Dine Around evening below.    

For more information on the restaurant and menu options, please check out the restaurant's website.   If you would like to join a Dine Around, contact the Dine Around Host that is listed for each restaurant.   Please notify the DINE AROUND HOST that you would like to participate in the dinner no later than Thursday, July 19th.  When a Dine Around at a particular location has reached capacity, it will say CLOSED below the Host's name.  

If you would like a personal recommendation based on your preferences, please reach out to me.   

Carolyn Trask
ctrask@haslaw.com
Chair of the Dine Around Sub-Committee

Contact Dine Around host for availability and meeting location.

Saturday, July 21

7:00pm
Hosted by: Andrea Rasmussen, Ropes & Gray LLP - Andrea.Rasmussen@ropesgray.com
Max. Guests: 12
Neighborhood: South End
Distance from Hynes Convention Center: .8 miles ; Host will make travel recommendation.
Price Range: $$ - $$$

French Bistro ambience and excellent food. 

7:30pm
Bangkok City Boston (Thai Cuisine)
Hosted by: Joe Pollender, Edwards Wildman - jpollender@edwardswildman.com
Max. Guests: 8
Neighborhood: Back Bay
Distance from Hynes Convention Center: .3 ; walking distance
Price Range: $-$$

Delicious Thai food.

7:30pm
Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse (Northern Italian Steakhouse Cuisine)
Hosted by: Nick Ypsilantis, Accufile, Inc. - nypsilantis@accufile.com
Max. Guests: 12
Neighborhood: Back Bay
Distance from Hynes Convention Center: .85 miles ; Host will make travel recommendation.
Price Range: $$$ - $$$$

The idea behind Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse is simple, regional Italian foods with a focus on the grill. 

7:30pm
Eastern Standard (Contemporary American Cuisine)
Hosted by: Jennifer Meger, Goulston & Storrs - jmoore@goulstonstorrs.com
Max. Guests: 7 (This Dine-Around is Full)
Neighborhood: Back Bay ~ Kenmore Square
Distance from Hynes Convention Center: 1.25 miles ; Host will make travel recommendation.
Price Range: $$$

This is a place you must experience when in Boston.They serve generous portions of classic favorites.  Take a look at the website for a glimpse of the magic, and the menus. 

7:30pm
The Cactus Club (Tex-Mex Cuisine)
Hosted by: John Pedini, Social Law Library - jpedini@socialaw.com
Max. Guests: 12
Neighborhood: Back Bay
Distance from Hynes Convention Center: .3 miles ; walking distance
Price Range: $$

Tex-Mex specialties served in a lively environment.  If you are looking for a fun evening, The Cactus Club will not let you down!

Tuesday, July 24

6:00pm
Sonsie (International Cuisine)
Hosted by: Carol Wellington, Day Pitney LLP - cswellington@daypitney.com
Max. Guests: 12
Neighborhood: Back Bay ~ Newbury Street
Distance from Hynes Convention Center: .45 miles ; walking distance
Price Range: $$ - $$$

Sonsie celebrates eighteen years on Boston’s famous Newbury Street serving top-notch International cuisine from award-winning Chef Bill Poirier.  While there are exquisite beef and seafood choices on the menu, the pasta and pizza selections are amazing.  The sidewalk seating is a great place for people watching on a warm Summer night!

6:00pm
Thai Basil Restaurant (Thai Cuisine)
Hosted by: Kim Sweet, Ropes & Gray LLP - kimberly.sweet@ropesgray.com
Max. Guests: 6
Neighborhood: Back Bay ~ Newbury Street
Distance from Hynes Convention Center: .7 miles ; walking distance
Price Range: $ - $$

Thai Basil Boston is their local name, but they promise a worldly authentic Thai food experience.  Their dishes are all made in the rich Thai tradition of balancing  earthy and spicy flavors with fresh vegetables, herbs, and coconut milk to create exquisite meals.  A delicious meal!

6:00pm
The Beehive (American Cuisine)
Hosted by: Sarah Hart, Insurance Library of Boston - shart@insurancelibrary.org
Max. Guests: 12
Neighborhood: South End
Distance from Hynes Convention Center: 1.3 miles ; Host will make travel recommendation.
Price Range: $$-$$$

Hailed as a must-see Boston venue by Travel & Leisure, Zagat, and The New York Times, The Beehive is a wildly popular Bohemian Eatery and bar located in The Boston Center for Arts complex in Boston's South End.  The food is simple, satisfying and generous comfort food.  Enjoy world-class live music every day of the week.

6:30pm
Atlantic Fish Co. (Seafood Cuisine)
Hosted by: Catherine Breen, U.S. Attorney's Office - catherine.breen@usdoj.gov
Max. Guests: 7 (This Dine-Around is Full)
Neighborhood: Back Bay
Distance from Hynes Convention Center: .1 miles ; walking distance
Price Range: $$$

Atlantic Fish, a landmark for Boston's best seafood, offers guests the freshest fish and seafood available.  Menus are printed every day to reflect only the freshest seafood available daily.  The outdoor patio is the perfect spot for enjoying signature seafood dishes.