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Will be out near Longwood medical center...any great places that are close by? Such a random area that I have NO clue about...

Any help is appreciated!

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  1. Trattoria Toscana, Brown Sugar(Thai), El Pelon(Mexican), Greek Isles, Rod Dee II(Thai) Mission Bar & Grille, Flan's(pub), Penguin Pizza...

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    1. re: Taralli

      Ooh, I didn't even think of Fenway. Trattoria Toscana is a great suggestion, thank you!

    2. It's a waste land! They just but a TGI Friday's in Brigham Circle.

      1. Haven't been there, but I've seen good reports in this forum about the Mission Bar & Grill.

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        1. re: bachslunch

          I think Mission is pretty decent and the owner seems nice. In my opinion it is slightly better than average bar food. I think the Mission is better at a larger number of things than the Squealing Pig, but among the bar food in Longwood my favorite things are the toasties from the Pig. In my opinion, the best food within walking distance is in the Fenway (Trattoria Toscana, Rod Dee (for fat noodle dishes)/Brown sugar (for rice dishes) and El Pelon). I would avoid the Longwood Bertucci's (mainly for service reasons although food is nothing special) and TGI Fridays (exactly what you expect...) for sure.

        2. For a more casual affair, I like the Squealing Pig. Good sandwiches, solid fish and chips, decent beer selection.

          1. Another option might be Solstice Cafe. The decor is pretty basic, but the food is a step up from bar food. The Rib Eye is nice, and they have a patio out back.

            1. I'm going to echo several suggestions, with clarifications. In Brigham Circle, you have the choice of Mission, Solstice, Flann's & Squealing Pig. Mission is the best if you are in a salad mood, the Pig does have great toatsies (and a great beer selection), and as another poster replied, the Solstice patio is a good get-away. Solstice can have very leisurely service however.

              In the Fenway, Trattoria Toscana is lovely, and Brown Sugar has quite nice Thai. There's also Peterborough St, where El Pelon has great fish tacos, and the new Greek place (forget the name) isn't bad.

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              1. re: Bluebell

                The Greek place is called Greek isles iirc, same block as el Pelon.

              2. If you head straight down Longwood Avenue into Brookline, you'll find Lineage (a bit upscale) and Khao Sarn (Thai), plus other assorted places n Coolidge Corner.