I hope you all had a lovely weekend filled with chocolates and flowers and big smooches. I was taken out to a lovely dinner by my hubby at Mooo, a steakhouse in the posh XV Beacon hotel in Beacon Hill. We were a bit skeptical since what used to be in Mooo’s place was an amazing restaraunt called The Federalist- we had one of the most spectacular dining experiences there many years ago and I loved the decor SO much! But Mooo really held it’s own (despite the giggle inducing name). The decor was sleek and calming and the service impeccable. Oh, and they served up the best rolls I’ve ever tasted which made me way too full for my entree (which included a steak and parmesean white truffle oil fries) and forced me to skip dessert! On Valentines day! The horror! Anyways here are some images:

Of course when I sat down I immediately took note of all the trimmings and was pleasantly shocked to see my favorite Match pewter trimmed plates! I love this place setting and kind of wish it had been on my registry when I got married instead of delicate fine china. Not to mention, they were sitting atop beige Chilewich place mats and set with my FAVE wine glasses by Schott! A perfect table setting!!!

Some images of the hotel itself- a great modern take on the old school Boston Brahmin look:

And in a sweet gesture, the hubby gave me one of the Dogeard necklaces I posted about a ways back, proving that he DOES read my blog and take note! :)


  1. Looks great and not so far from the Federalist that hurts my eyes! I will will miss the old spot though… Be well, The Hostess

  2. You are very fortunate. Not all husbands are romantic! I watched tv & didn't eat dinner, as I was protesting having to eat @ home! Sign of the economic times. Husband is worried his job is precarious.

    So fond of the XI Hotel. I know I have seen the images in either Elle Decor or Met Home. Gorgeous! Glad you had a terrific Valentines Day.

  3. Wow looks like you had a great time. I love the name of restaurant. It’s the name of my dog. So cute.

    The restaurant looks beautiful and your meal sounded delicious. Plus a caring hubby that reads your blog. Just perfection!

  4. Don’t know what I love more–the decor at Moo or the food! When my husband took me there, I spent the whole time drooling over the wall treatments, the nailhead trim on the chairs, the wine glasses, the “ghosted” chandeliers…then the food came…yum!

  5. Didn’t eat at Mooo, but we stayed at the hotel and it was to die for! Seriously one of the loveliest hotel experiences I’ve ever had — great design AND incredible hospitality.

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