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$50 Back Bay Restaurant Group card

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tamerlanenj Aug 13, 2007 08:39 AM

Ok hounds, which mediocrity would be the best place to use my $50 Back Bay Restaurant Group gift card. I'd like to not go over by to much; my ideas were a ribeye at the bar at Abe And Louie's...how are the brugers at Charlie's?

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    DoubleMan RE: tamerlanenj Aug 13, 2007 08:41 AM

    I like the rib-eye at the bar idea.

    1. BostonZest RE: tamerlanenj Aug 13, 2007 09:43 AM

      You could give it to a charity to auction off! That's what I do when someone gives me a gift certificate to a restaurant I would not normally visit.

      1. mabelm4050 RE: tamerlanenj Aug 13, 2007 10:20 AM

        Papa Razzi is actually quite good, although their portions are kind of small. I would go there if I had the g.c.

        1. hotoynoodle RE: tamerlanenj Aug 13, 2007 11:22 AM

          actually abe's has a very good burger too.

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            BBHound RE: hotoynoodle Aug 13, 2007 11:35 AM

            And it comes (if you ask) with sweet potato fries!

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              tamerlanenj RE: BBHound Aug 13, 2007 02:55 PM

              only at lunch, though.

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            Roons RE: tamerlanenj Aug 13, 2007 11:52 AM

            Try the Coach Grill on Route 20 in Wayland. Similar to Abe and Louie's.

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              Allstonian RE: Roons Aug 13, 2007 12:49 PM

              Are they also one of the Back Bay Restaurant Group restaurants?

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                mangorita RE: Allstonian Aug 13, 2007 12:56 PM

                From the Back Bay Restaurant Group's Website, their restaurants are:

                Abe & Louie's
                Atlantic Fish
                Bouchee
                Charley's
                Coach Grill
                Joe's American Bar & Grill
                Papa Razzi

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                  Allstonian RE: mangorita Aug 13, 2007 01:05 PM

                  Well, there you go!

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                    kobuta RE: mangorita Aug 13, 2007 01:40 PM

                    I'd actually vote for Altantic Fish out of that group.

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                Gabatta RE: tamerlanenj Aug 13, 2007 01:56 PM

                I don't go there for dinner, but Abe's does a good lunch and a great brunch (particularly if it is free). Their bloodys are some of the best around. I also don't mind Bouchee for lunch.

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                  nypeaches RE: tamerlanenj Aug 13, 2007 02:00 PM

                  On wednesday's Abe's has a crispy pork dish that's unbelievable. Other than that Atlantic Fish is easily the best and worthwhile of the otherwise lame excuse for a restaurant group.

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