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Food around South Station?

Heading up to Boston for business, haven't been in boston since college, and was wondering what's good near by South Station, I'm taking the Amtrak Acela if that helps.. Nothing's really off the menu but I'm not looking to break the bank or just have a hot dog. Was thinking about Legal Seafoods but the company is taking us out Thursday for that.

Any suggestions? Something a bit more Bostonian.

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  1. I would go to Chacarero at Downtown Crossing. It's a short walk from South Station and very tasty and affordable. Or maybe head over to Chinatown? That's a bit further, though...

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    1. re: maillard

      Depends on whether he's leaving from the bus terminal or train terminal. If it's the former, Chinatown is probably closer. Hei La Moon is only about two blocks away from the bus terminal, in fact, and does excellent dim sum, and right around the corner from Grita's good suggestion of Les Zygomates.

      1. re: Grita

        I'm really into Lez Zyg for lunch, somehow, but never for dinner. Their lunch menu has some really good values on it, including their moules frites.

        Depending on where you're from, I'd highly suggest Taiwan Cafe for lunch in Chinatown or even Hong Kong Eatery. If you're with a few people, Peach Farm could also be fun, but I've never done very well there by myself.

        1. re: Grita

          Les Zyg or Sorriso. They are next door to one another so you can check out the scenes and menus at both and take your pick.

        2. To quote Iron Chef, "if memory serves", I've heard very good things about a $25.00 lunch at Radius though I have yet to go myself. Les Zygomates is great for lunch and quite affordable. Sorrelina's isn't too bad either, I like their arancini.

          I can't think of anything super "Bostonian" right there. Avoid the South Street Diner - bleagh, IMHO.

          1. I'd also recommend Good Life on Kingston St as an option, it's a very short walk heading towards downtown crossing/the financial district. It's been completely redone as of 2-3 years ago; it's a very pleasant space. I especially love the tuna tartare, steak frites, flat bread pizzas.

            1. If you are looking for good drinks, Peking Toms is a good option. They are across from the Good Life on Kingston St. The food is good though not as authentic or as cheap as Chinatown.

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              1. re: sk1970

                I didn't at all like the food at Peking Tom's the one time I went, nor did I care for the too-cool-for-school vibe or inattentive service. I actually preferred P.F. Chang's weak attempt at faux Chinese food to this place.