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Apr 18, 2007 10:56 AM

fun food near copley

any suggestions for a fun place with great food for a party of 8 near copley mall?

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  1. Hmmm, not sure what "fun food" is. Price range? Other requirements?

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    1. re: MC Slim JB

      Absent further direction, I'll mention some current favorites based on food and not-stuffy atmosphere within about a ten-minute walk: Douzo (excellent Japanese with good sushi, big modern loud space); Sorellina (creative Italian, very cool atmosphere, rather pricey and dressy); Domani (mid-priced creative Italian, more fun in the bar than the dining rooms in back); Stanhope Grill in the Jurys Hotel (not great food, just decent nibbles, but a lively bar scene); Chili Duck (not a scene, but fine Thai, especially the specialties menu, nice-looking for this level of restaurant, and they have a full bar); Brasserie Jo (big lively French place, awesome cocktails); Via Matta (loud, upscale creative Italian, fun bar and cafe dining, plus good cocktails); 28 Degrees (cool South End lounge, very sleek, good not fabulous food and cocktails, scene-y); Masa (good bar bites, decent cocktails, lots of tequilas, much improved Southwestern food). Avoid Fire & Ice like the plague.

    2. For fun but casual and probably not what you want for 8, I'd say City Bar and Bar 10. Brasserie Jo isn't far for French. Davio's and Via Matta for nicer Italian (and steaks at Davio's).

      1. I recommend this place all the time....Piattini on Newbury Street.
        Great italian tapas ... they also have a full dinner and lunch menu.

        Penne con zucca...Delicious!

        PF Changs just opened up in the Prudential Mall, there is also a Cheesecake Factory here too.

        There are tons of great restaurants in the South End ... so I've heard, I have yet to get there myself but it's only walking distance from Copley.

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        1. re: lasiciliana

          I would suggest Tremont 647 for good food and fun.

        2. As much as I'm not a fan of the place, Fire & Ice has a fun atmosphere and is good for larger groups.