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$50 Back Bay Restaurant Group card

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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    nypeaches 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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      Gabatta 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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        Roons 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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        1. re: Roons
          Allstonian Aug 13, 2007 12:49 PM

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

          1. re: Allstonian
            mangorita Aug 13, 2007 12:56 PM

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

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

            1. re: mangorita
              Allstonian Aug 13, 2007 01:05 PM

              Well, there you go!

              1. re: mangorita
                kobuta Aug 13, 2007 01:40 PM

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

          2. hotoynoodle Aug 13, 2007 11:22 AM

            actually abe's has a very good burger too.

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            1. re: hotoynoodle
              BBHound Aug 13, 2007 11:35 AM

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

              1. re: BBHound
                tamerlanenj Aug 13, 2007 02:55 PM

                only at lunch, though.

            2. mabelm4050 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. BostonZest 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.

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                  DoubleMan Aug 13, 2007 08:41 AM

                  I like the rib-eye at the bar idea.

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