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Dec 13, 2006 07:49 PM

Birthday Dinner for 18-Year Old Guest

We are taking my son and his girlfriend out for her 18th birthday this Sunday evening. We have tickets to STOMP, so we will be in the theater district area. She's not a fan of seafood. We want to keep it somewhat casual, not too expensive, but special nonetheless. Any suggestions?

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  1. Hi

    I would suggest Eastern Standard on Comm Ave adjacent to the Commonwealth Bay Hotel. Very nice atmosphere and a wide variety of choices that should please everyone. The prices are mid range for Boston. I also like Petit Robert Bistro also on Comm Ave and and not far from Eastern Standard. It is a nice little French Bistro with good food. Both places are on the ":in-bound side" of Comm Ave right near Kenmore Sq.

    1. You could scan the boards for info on Masa, which will be close to the theatres, or places in Chinatown. Davios on Arlington St might also be nice.

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      1. re: adams_jo

        My daughter, that age, loves Scala's Bistro on Union Square. The pizzas and pastas are reasonably priced.

        1. re: Oakland Barb

          But Scala's is in San Francisco, and they're in Boston - I'm sure she's a nice girl, but that would be a REALLY special dinner!

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        1. I'd recommend Teatro, though it looks like prices have inched up a bit since I was last there.

          1. A couple of ideas to toss into the mix, depending what kind of an atmosphere you're in the mood for and just how expensive you want to make it. For something louder and scenier, you could try Via Matta or Teatro (with Teatro being the quieter of those two). More intimate, sort of tucked away, and a bit pricier (maybe too pricey for this occasion?) are Troquet and Spire. Not sure which theater the show's at but none of these should be more than a 5 or 10 minute walk.