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Looking for Dinner near Tufts Med Center

jspear Feb 2, 2009 11:07 AM

Will be in Boston for my sister's surgery from Tues through Saturday and am looking for some nice places to eat. We are staying at the Double Tree Inn on Washington...Family will be coming in and out of town so I was hoping to have a mix of suggestions from relatively innexpensive to mid priced. None of her family is really high end chowders. thanks for any help

  1. jspear Feb 12, 2009 06:22 AM

    We tried both Ober Locke and Jacob Wirth's and had good dining experiences at both...thanks for the well wishes and recommendations. Harp, I'll look for you on the beach pulling in some stripers this summer.....

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      mollydingle Feb 11, 2009 06:20 PM

      Your sister is in good hands at Tufts.
      Apart from chinatown , we like Jacob Wirth and Locke-ober.

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        snowcone Feb 11, 2009 08:06 AM

        I like Penang at 685 Washington Street -- very close by. It is Malaysian cuisine. Fun to try things and split, also the servers are very nice. They offer simple things like satay, to other dishes for the more adventuresome.
        All my best wishes for your sister.

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          ShelT54 Feb 11, 2009 07:47 AM

          Intermission lounge at corner of Tremont & Stuart is reasonably priced. Passable chains Rock Bottom & California Pizza Kitchen in theater district and McCormick & Schmick's @ happy hour in the bar has $1.99 specials that will fill you up.

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            jylze Feb 2, 2009 03:50 PM

            there's plenty on this board about places in chinatown, and i would say most of them are better than myers & chang.

            if it's a small group and not wanting chinese, excelsior is having those $8 dinners at the bar nowadays, and that's a pretty short walk too. great deal!

            best of luck to you and your family jspear.

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            1. re: jylze
              jspear Feb 3, 2009 04:23 AM


              1. re: jylze
                marilees Feb 11, 2009 04:19 PM

                According to the website, Excelsior has closed :\

                Best of luck to your sister and your family, jspear!

              2. Harp00n Feb 2, 2009 03:15 PM

                Hi jspear,
                Our prayers are with your DS,
                I think, having shared many posts with you, I have some Idea of your tastes and would offer two walkable, short cab ride if you wish, places to you. Locke-Ober is a bit more upscale, being the home of JFK's favorite lobster bisque among Liydia Shire's many other fine offerings. Jacob Wirth's is also a Boston institution worth experiencing, I've included Locke-Ober's website in the link. below
                For some reason I can't edit Jacob Wirth's link so here is their website http://www.jacobwirth.com/.

                All the best,

                3 Winter Place, Boston, MA 02108

                Jacob Wirth Restaurant
                31 Stuart St, Boston, MA 02116

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                1. re: Harp00n
                  jspear Feb 3, 2009 04:05 AM

                  Thanks, kind words and thoughts are appreciated harp.....

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                    Harp00n Feb 3, 2009 04:10 AM


                    1. re: jspear
                      Harp00n Feb 11, 2009 02:32 PM

                      I saw your follow-up jspear.
                      First, I'm glad to hear DS is on the mend. Secondly, once again, I'm totally befuddled as to why the Trolls-in-Chief wouild remove your, more than generally, complimentary follow-up on my recs of Locke-Ober & Jacob Wirth's. Oh well, I guess I'll just have to play Walter Mitty and dream of chasing stripers on Casco Bay for a more positive exercising of the mind :-)


                  2. alwayscooking Feb 2, 2009 11:15 AM

                    Try Myers+ Chang about 2 blocks away. Very fresh and neo-Chinese/fresh - lunch about for 2 about $20.

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                      Science Chick Feb 2, 2009 11:25 AM

                      Also, Chinatown has many wonderful authentic options and is right next door. Try Peach Farm for great fresh Chinese seafood, or Taiwan Cafe for outstanding Taiwanese. These aren't fancy, but are certainly great.

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                        dulce de leche Feb 2, 2009 11:26 AM

                        Myers & Chang is not a chain! Are you thinking of PF Chang?

                        1. re: dulce de leche
                          alwayscooking Feb 2, 2009 11:38 AM

                          Definitely not a chain and (IMHO) really great NEO-chinese food - fresh/bright and great. (BTW - pf changs is just nasty!)

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                            dulce de leche Feb 2, 2009 12:53 PM

                            Sorry--Science Chick edited! <shakes fist at that chick!>

                          2. re: dulce de leche
                            Science Chick Feb 3, 2009 08:23 AM

                            Yes, yes.....I realized it the second after I clicked the "post" button and immediately edited my reply. You must have seen the original reply, which was posted for exactly 20 seconds total!!!!!


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