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Looking for good food Fenway area??

Devilsfood Mar 2, 2007 11:57 AM

Any ideas for good food in the Fenway area? NOT the Linwood, NOT Boston Beerworks and something other than Standard...


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    fenian RE: Devilsfood Mar 2, 2007 12:01 PM

    i'd add el pelon to that list ;)

    1. gini RE: Devilsfood Mar 2, 2007 12:04 PM

      Trattoria Toscona.

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        Taralli RE: Devilsfood Mar 2, 2007 12:04 PM

        On Jersey Street, Trattoria Toscana, Brown Sugar...

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          lilapinkfrog RE: Devilsfood Mar 2, 2007 12:08 PM

          I recommend Game On. Great burgers and steak tips!

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            Devilsfood RE: Devilsfood Mar 2, 2007 01:08 PM

            Thanks - Looks like it might beTrattoria Toscana. I'll report back.

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              Bostonbob3 RE: Devilsfood Mar 2, 2007 01:20 PM

              India Quality.

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                amberxlee RE: Devilsfood Mar 2, 2007 01:43 PM

                Hello everyone my name is amber im a new hound, I was about to post something like this thread... I live in NY but am traveling down to Boston for St. Paddys day... its my boyfriends birthdat and Ive been looking up the brown sugar cafe it looks amazing! I was wondering, is this the kind of place that would be suitable for a mature/ intamate 25th birthday lunch or dinner? thanks!

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                  MC Slim JB RE: amberxlee Mar 2, 2007 02:15 PM

                  Brown Sugar is pretty casual, with fairly closely packed tables, so I'm not sure I'd choose it for a romantic dinner, but the food is pretty good among local Thai places. It's gotten a little more Westernized and less authentic over time, so it's no longer my favorite.

                  For an occasion dinner with Thai food, I'd choose Khao Sarn Cuisine in Coolidge Corner, which has nicer atmosphere, better service, cocktails, and a more authentic version of Thai food.

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                  poho RE: Devilsfood Mar 3, 2007 04:22 AM

                  sorrento's, in the same strip as el pelon and the others, is one of my neighborhood faves--I just really like the atmosphere (unfussy, warm) and the food is satisfying without being boring. Not-so-basic Italian: pastas, pizzas, well-flavored sauces, and delicious warm bread...

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                    mabelm4050 RE: poho Mar 3, 2007 04:50 AM

                    I second Sorento's. Their pizza is one of my favorites around, if not my favorite.

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                      LauraB RE: poho Mar 3, 2007 07:35 AM

                      I like Sorrento's better at lunch than at dinner - at dinner I always feel that I could get better food elsewhere for less money, but for a nicer lunch I think they are a pretty good deal (pastas etc in the $8 range).

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                      sprinkle RE: Devilsfood Mar 3, 2007 04:56 AM

                      definitely Game on, one of the best places for burgers. the salads are great as well, fun place to go.

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                        Chickpea RE: sprinkle Mar 3, 2007 07:52 AM

                        Really, Game On? I've yet to have anything but a really mediocre meal there.

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                        ShelT54 RE: Devilsfood Mar 3, 2007 08:11 AM

                        Canestaro's & Sorrento for Italian are both good; haven't made it to Trattoria Toscano but Chowhounds seem to love it.

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