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Eclectic atmosphere, good food, family friendly?

askeenan Feb 13, 2008 12:56 PM

our family is traveling to Boston this coming weekend for a much needed getaway. We were hoping to find some fun, cheap, eclectic, type places that one would not find in suburbia. I would love any ideas. Thankyou!

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    sailorblue Feb 13, 2008 03:47 PM

    Perhaps Zaftig's in Brookline or Helmand in Cambridge?

    1. finlero Feb 13, 2008 05:32 PM

      Dim sum in Chinatown is a fun and inexpensive experience that adventurous families tend to enjoy. The three pushcart-style dim sum favorites on the board seem to be China Pearl, Chau Chow, and Hei la Moon.

      Lots of other great non-dim sum options around Chinatown as well.

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        three of us Feb 14, 2008 04:52 AM

        I think this Sunday morning is the Chinese New Year celebration in Chinatown's streets. It's a lot of fun for the kids with lion dances, firecrackers, drums, etc.

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        Scruffy The Cat Feb 13, 2008 05:34 PM

        East Coast Grill. Not all that cheap (doesn't break the bank either), but you wouldn't find it in suburbia. Certainly eclectic. We just got back from a nice dinner there with our 9 & 11 year old boys.

        1. Sal Monella Feb 14, 2008 04:47 AM

          Nothing says "eclectic" like EVOO. Not sure what you mean by cheap but this place will meet all your other criteria.

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            askeenan Feb 14, 2008 09:50 AM

            We will definately be heading to Chinatown on Sunday for the celebration. Sounds like fun. Thanks for the suggestion.

            1. intheq Feb 14, 2008 10:57 AM

              you don't mention if you are strictly in boston. if you venture out to cambridge, try full moon: http://www.fullmoonrestaurant.com/ it would be impossible for a place to be more family friendly. in combo with decent prices and actually good food... you can't beat it.

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