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Ideas for group of 10-12, not too $$$, maybe something OTHER than tapas?

lorax14 Feb 11, 2008 10:02 AM

Please recommend.

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    kms41 Feb 13, 2008 08:08 AM

    Any suggestions for a place with similar criteria, but for LUNCH during the week? Preferably in Cambridge. Thanks!

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    1. re: kms41
      TomH Feb 13, 2008 08:14 AM

      How about Atasca in Kendall? They are open for lunch Monday through Saturday.

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        steinpilz Feb 13, 2008 09:07 AM

        I've seen groups that size in the All Star Sandwich Bar.

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          kms41 Feb 13, 2008 09:15 AM

          Thanks, but we're actually looking for something a bit nicer than All Star. We're actually going out to celebrate my sister's (rather low-key) wedding, which is taking place in the late morning at City Hall in Cambridge. We'd like it to be a bit festive, but are not planning anything too fancy. We were thinking East Coast Grill, but were disappointed to find out they don't serve weekday lunch. Ditto for Blue Room.

          Thanks for your help!

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            Sal Monella Feb 13, 2008 09:20 AM

            Not sure if the do lunch but it's worth checking out...Dante's at the Sonesta on Land Blvd.

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        bizzy50 Feb 12, 2008 12:10 PM

        Grand Chau Chow in Chinatown or Kaze, the fairly new shabu shabu place. Both are almost made for large groups with good food and not too pricey.

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        1. re: bizzy50
          Food4Thought Feb 12, 2008 03:21 PM

          I was going to suggest Kaze, I think it would be kinda fun ( and different) for a group.

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          ginafly Feb 12, 2008 10:48 AM

          Redbones takes reservations for parties of 10 or more, I believe. It's pretty fun to go there with a bunch and to know you won't have to wait!

          1. franksnbeans Feb 11, 2008 11:16 AM

            That tiki lounge room @ East Coast Grill. Perfect for 10-12; call ahead.

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              joebelt Feb 11, 2008 10:15 AM

              can you be more specific? location? type of food (why the mention of tapas)? what's not too $$$ for you? etc.

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              1. re: joebelt
                lorax14 Feb 11, 2008 10:23 AM

                Location - anywhere in Boston or Cambridge is fine. The mention of tapas because that seems to be the default answer for groups. And forget the $$ - good food for the value is all that matters!

                1. re: lorax14
                  joebelt Feb 11, 2008 10:26 AM

                  Is this lunch or dinner?

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                    lorax14 Feb 11, 2008 10:28 AM

                    Ah - for dinner, midweek.

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                      Sal Monella Feb 11, 2008 10:49 AM

                      Try BlueRoom in Kendall Sq. Cambridge. Can get there by Red Line. It's big enough to handle this many people. Definitely need reservations.

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                        joebelt Feb 11, 2008 10:52 AM

                        BlueRoom gets a lot of mixed reviews.

                        Try Sel de la Terre.

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                          Sal Monella Feb 11, 2008 10:56 AM

                          Really? I must admit I'm surprised.

                          I don't recall seeing anything bad on BlueRoom. Perhaps I just missed the posting(s)?

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                            lorax14 Feb 11, 2008 11:05 AM

                            We've done Sel de la Terre not too long ago, but we do love it.

                            Other ideas?

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                              raddoc Feb 11, 2008 11:13 AM

                              Eastern Standard can probably handle your group without a problem. Not too $$$, good food. I'd also second the Blue Room.

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                                steinpilz Feb 12, 2008 11:45 AM

                                I'll second Eastern Standard, it's what I was about to recommend. I like East Coast Grill and Redbones also but they're a very different atmosphere.

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                                  TomH Feb 12, 2008 01:04 PM

                                  I will third Eastern Standard for a large group as they have a priavte room that held our party of 14 no problem.

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