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Dinner near the Boston Expo Center

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My sister will be attending an event at the Boston Expo center in December and I have been tasked with finding a suitable dining location for a Friday night, not too far away from there. We'll be four - she doesn't care about food at all, my mom is a chef, and I'm a 'hound - where does that land us?

I've offered up dbar, Ashmont Grill and Cafe Polonia, leaning heavily towards the last one. Am I missing anything here? Other recommendations?

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  1. The vietnamese restaurants in Fields Corner aren't that much further down. Those could be another option. But, Polonia, with reservations, would probably be your best bet.

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    1. re: beetlebug

      Yeah, I thought of that - I've done the Vietnamese restaurants with mom and she was very happy, but my sister would throw a fit. Or just not eat.

    2. Cafe Polonia is a great idea. Dry Dock Cafe does a nice, simple seafood dinner when they are open at night, which I think now includes Friday, but I would call first.

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      1. re: rlh

        Dry Dock is sort of a hike though.

        224?

        When is Franklin Cafe @ Broadway opening

        1. re: C. Hamster

          Oops - you are so right - I was thinking of the Boston Convention Center - sorry about that.

      2. How about Siro's at Marina Bay in Quincy? It is the same distance away as Ashmont Grill and the view is a whole lot better!

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        1. re: sushidad

          Ah, I often forget about Marina Bay - something about the commercials for Waterworks (now named something else?) just scare me. Thanks for the rec!

          1. re: gini

            Funny, Quincy is never on my mind. But, is Little Q Hotpot still open? While I haven't been there, hotpot in December sounds great.