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Inexpensive restaurant for rehearsal dinner

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My fiance and I are getting married in Boston next year, and wanted to find a low-key, casual, inexpensive restaurant to host our "rehearsal dinner". We live in cambridge so something there or in Sommerville would be nice, or anywhere in the city really. We just want good food, a relaxed atmosphere, and BYOB if possible.
Any suggestions??

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  1. How many people are you expecting for the rehearsal dinner?

    1. Pasta Lina's in medford on route 60 is byob, 617-391-3780.

      1. I don't know what's inexpensive to you. Green St. in Central Sq. has a fair amount of room, it's in the $16-24 range with lots of good appetizers. Hungry Mother in Kendall and Garden at the Cellar close to Harvard Sq. would also be nice, but are smaller so it depends on # of people. All are nice but casual places. Don't think you'll find BYOB.

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        1. re: Joanie

          Thanks for the tips. We're expecting about 60 people or so.

          1. re: jonahatt

            Yowzer, that's too many for those places altho maybe Green St. on a non weekend. Elephant Walk has a lot of space. Gargoyle's in Davis Sq. has a good sized dining room but again, not sure what the weekend availability would be.

        2. Inexpensive is a relative term, but we had our rehearsal at the Elephant Walk in N. Cambridge and it was excellent. We had a private room that was relaxed and informal and got to choose the menu and drink options ahead of time. The combination of French and Cambodian options was a hit with the traditional parents and nontraditional wedding party. I'd highly recommend it.

          1. My friends had their rehearsal dinner in the back room at Sorriso Trattoria and it was lovely. I think they could hold 60 people or so. She had probably about 40 people there as I recall.

            1. Thanks for everyone's post. We ended up lucking out and getting a large room and terrace at the Prudential, and got Italian food catered (and a ton of other stuff from Costco). We fed a lot of people for pretty cheap.