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Harvard Med School Area?

Hello!
My brother will be moving from England to attend Harvard Medical School and will be staying at the Trilogy facilities at 170 Brookline Avenue. I have never been to Boston and am not familiar with the area, so do you have any good suggestions for where to eat? Some cheap eats would be great, but I would also like to get him a gift certificate to a moderately priced place to welcome him back to the U.S.! All suggestions welcome. Thanks so much!

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  1. Cambridge 1 for gourmet pizzas, etc. on the Boylston St. side of the new Trilogy Place and across the street from Shaw's Market.

    1. The Trilogy and Harvard Medical School are nowhere near Harvard Square. I recommend looking for places in the Fenway neighborhood. The Back Bay and South End are not very far away as well.

      A board favourite not too far away is Eastern Standard, I think the food is pretty American too so that helps and $100.00 gift cert will take you far there.

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      1. re: sailormouth

        There is a new Cambridge 1 just opened in the Trilogy building. That's what Taralli means. Other good cheap-to-reasonable places in close walking distance include Trattoria Toscana, Brown Sugar, Rod Dee, El Pelon, Audubon Circle, and Beacon Street Tavern.

        1. Going to Boston's Kenmore Square area or Brookline are probably your best bets, though neither is within easy walking distance. I've seen positive things mentioned here about both Solstice and the Mission Bar and Grill which are close by, though I've never been to either.

          1. Satchmo, if you're out there, Harvard Medical School is NOT in Cambridge, where the undergrad campus is located. The area you're looking for is Longwood Ave, Brookline and/or Kenmore Square.

            Your brother will not be long in finding the places he likes best! There are SO many in the area... good cheap eats that cater to the students.

            One place I've always loved that's not too far, is Elephant Walk on Beacon Street off Park Drive (Fenway) it's French/Vietnamese.

            1. Thanks for the clarification. As originally stated, I am not familiar with Boston at all! Good to know and thanks for the great suggestions.

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              1. re: Satchmo2006

                For casual food near Harvard Medical School, I can recommend Thornton's Grille on Peterborough St...nothing fancy, but good food, casual, relaxed atmosphere, outdoor seating in good weather.

                There used to be Sami's Mediteranian food over on Longwood - great Shawarma, but it's been a while since I've been in that neck of the woods.