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Help with last minute dinner idea

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I'm looking for an inexpensive, but "fun" (vague I know), restaurant to go to with my wife tonight. We're on a budget and would like to go somewhere after work. We work at the New England Medical Center but would be willing to walk over tot he North End, South End, Beacon Hill areas.

I'd like to take a break from Chinatown because we eat there too darn often. A place that serves alcohol or with a nearby bar would be nice.

Thank You

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  1. Silvertones (Bromfield St.-Downtown Xing) is inexpensive and fun. Its such a gross cold and rainy night that the mac and cheese and shepards pie would hit the spot.

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    1. re: heypielady

      I'll ditto Silvertones. It's not far from NEMC, it's got a good vibe, and there's nothing more fun than a couple of good drinks on a Friday night.

      My other suggestion would be Kaze for Shabu Shabu, but that's in Chinatown.

    2. The Good Life and Kingston Station are across the street from one another on Kingston St, at the intersection of Chinatown and Downtown Crossing. Both are mid-scale American places, neither dirt cheap nor break the bank.

      I'm partial to food and wine at Kingston Station, although overall board sentiment seems to lean slightly in the Good Life's favor.

      Les Zygomates, near South Station, is also at a similar price point. French bistro fare, nightly live music, and a pretty good wine list, particularly by the glass.

      1. Oooh, OpenTable says Grotto on Beacon Hill still has reservations at 6:30 and 7:00. If you can make it by then, it's one of the better Italians in town, and easily one of the best values, located in a nifty subterranean space.

        1. Wow! Thank you all so much. I'm going to share these suggestions with the wife and see what she thinks.