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Special restaurants for grown-ups: Pistola, Providence, Spago
Special restaurants for grown-ups: Pistola, Providence, Spago

In the midst of holiday potlucks, family get-togethers, office parties and craft fairs, sometimes you need a shot of glamour. You want to celebrate in high style. Casual won't cut it. You want to dress up. You want tablecloths, Champagne, a thrilling menu and a special bottle of wine. You want, in short, a grown-up restaurant. Pistola Pistola is the new restaurant from Gusto's Vic Casanova, who has moved into the old AOC space with this swaggering tribute to the East Coast Italian steakhouse genre. It's all dark wood, white tablecloths, big red wines — and beef. OK, maybe you'd want to start with an app — crispy Monterey squid and shrimp maionese, or...

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