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Feb 14, 2008 12:41 PM

First time visitors to Boston...

My wife and I are going to be in Boston this weekend (Saturday - Monday) and would like to hear of some good places to eat. We're looking for:

1. Thai food
2. Any Chinese place with great Wonton Soup
3. A good clam chowder place.

If you could also let us know which station on the T would be closest to any of the above, that would be appreciated as well. Thanks!! We appreciate it.

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  1. I'll supply the Thai. Dok Bua on Harvard Street in Brookline. Very authentic & also has a Thai grocery store at the front of the restaurant. The menu is a collection of polaroid pictures of all the dishes and they have some interesting curries & selections as well as the old time faves (pad that, etc).

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    1. re: mr mangia

      Take the Greenline C train to Coolidge Corner(Beacon & Harvard), cross Beacon & walk down to 411 Harvard:

    2. The King and I on Charles Street has great thai food - Charles/MGH stop on the Red Line.

      Wonton soup I cannot say although I would imagine that there has to be a good place in Chinatown. If you are willing to try Pho then I recommend Pho Ha on Beech Street for good pho - Orange Line Chinatown Stop or Green Line Boylston or Red Line Park Street - walk over to Chinatown - tons of options.

      Clam chowder - do you like a thicker or thinner chowder? A lot of people like the chowder at Legal Seafood. I prefer Union Oyster House for chowder and oysters.

      Enjoy your visit!


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      1. re: meg1641

        If you go to the Union Oyster House, make sure that you sit at the raw bar and get the chowder and oysters only.

      2. I like the wonton noodle soup at Hong Kong Eatery in Chinatown (orange line to Chinatown).

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        1. re: lissy

          That is an excellent recommendation. I recently tried some soup there with shrimp dumplings that was also awesome.

        2. Ok. If you are coming to Boston for the first time at least experience the best we have to offer. Here are my recommendations: Oleana (Kendall Square Stop/Red Line), CuChi CuChi (Central Square / Red Line), Upstairs on the Square (Havard Square/Red Line), Ten Tables (Forest Hills/Orange Line), Eastern Standards (Kenmore Square/Green Line), Elephant Walk (St. Mary/Green Line C), L'Espalier (Government Center/Green Line), Bartley's (Harvard Square/Red Line), Gargoyl's (Davis Square/Red Line), The Independant (Union Square), etc.

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          1. re: joebelt

            L'Espalier is nowhere near Government Center. It's near Copley.

            1. re: C. Hamster

              Thanks, I meant to write Prudential stop. Copley would work too.

              1. re: joebelt

                You have to wait way much longer for an E train than a B, C or D. Plus I think Copley is closer.

                Good suggestion, though

            2. re: joebelt

              for tonight or future reference, Ten Tables is closer to Stony Brook or Green Street stops on the Orange line. It is sooo worth the trip.

              1. re: RiReg

                Better yet, take the 39 bus, since it really isn't that close to any orange line station

            3. 1. Dok Bua - C Green Line, Coolidge Corner; Khao Sarn - C Green Line, Coolidge Corner - if you're feeling like some alcohol with your crispy duck
              2. Hong Kong Eatery, as indicated above - Orange Line, Chinatown
              3. B&G Oysters - Orange Line, Bay Bay Station; Neptune Oyster - Orange Line, Haymarket

              Hope that's helpful! Be sure to report back on where you do end up.

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              1. re: gini

                Thanks all...we're going to have a hard time picking from the above, but I'm sure it will be good wherever we end up. Have a great day!

                1. re: imdrifting

                  My votes go to Dok Bua for Thai and HK Eatery for wanton soap.

                  By the way, where are you from?