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eowynnie Feb 4, 2009 06:58 PM

Hello there, this is my first time posting!
I'm having a two girl friends come up in March and would like suggestions of good places for lunch and dinner. We won't have a car, so everything will need to be T-accessible. We're willing to hike from the stops within reason (as in, within a mile). I'm looking for tried-and-true places that won't break the bank -- as in places that are more hole-in-the-wall than fine dining, although I'm willing to take those suggestions into consideration too.

I'm interested in good seafood, pizza, pasta, sushi, dim sum, burgers, fish and chips, you name it! We eat everything! And maybe some suggestions of low key cocktail bars? (if they exist!)

Thanks in advance!

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    vballgal Feb 5, 2009 03:32 PM

    right near kenmore is eastern standard which is great food, great cocktails and a lot of fun. audubon right near the st. mary's t stop on the c line is also great - good food, low key vibe, not very expensive. further out the c line, washington square tavern is also good pubby food and a fun vibe.

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      eowynnie Feb 5, 2009 01:09 PM

      Looks like for sure I'm checking out Regina! Keep those recs coming, and I'll be sure to check out some of these places before my friends come up and tell you what I think.

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        pollystyrene Feb 5, 2009 09:26 AM

        I third the rec for the original Pizzeria Regina in the North End
        Garden at the Cellar, Cambridge, Red Line Between Harvard Sq. and Central Sq. stops
        Emma's Pizza, Cambridge, Red Line, Kendall Sq. stop
        Bartley's Burger Cottage, Cambridge, Red Line, Harvard Sq. stop
        For terrific, low-key cocktails, the bar at Chez Henri, Cambridge, Red Line between Harvard Sq. and Porter Sq. stops (closer to Harvard, I think)

        1. cockscomb Feb 5, 2009 08:28 AM

          uburger in kenmore sq

          1. finlero Feb 5, 2009 08:20 AM

            Stuff you specifically asked for:

            Seafood - East Coast Grille, Inman Square, Cambridge (10 minute walk from Central Square), note that seafood runs expensive
            Pizza - Pizzeria Regina, North End (5 minute walk from Haymarket)
            Sushi - Blue Fin, Porter Square, Cambridge
            Dim Sum - China Pearl and Winsor, both in Chinatown
            Burgers, Fish 'n' chips - the Druid pub, Inman Square
            Low-key Cocktails - Green Street Grill, Central Square, Cambridge (good upscale comfort food too)

            Stuff you didn't specifically ask for:

            Polish - Café Polonia, Andrew
            Indian - Namaskar, Davis Square, Somerville
            Cambodian - Floating Rock, Revere Beach, Revere
            Coffee House with great baked goods - Crema, Harvard Square
            Top-notch boulangerie - Clear Flour, Packard's Corner, beware they have no seating
            Vietnamese - Xinh Xinh, Chinatown
            North African - Baraka Cafe, Central Square, Cambridge

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            1. re: finlero
              eowynnie Feb 5, 2009 01:09 PM

              Thanks for telling me what fare all these places serve! I'll have to try Polish, never had that before... and North African too.

            2. hotoynoodle Feb 5, 2009 06:03 AM

              green, red (both park st.), orange (downtown crossing) or blue line (gov't center): silvertone on bromfield st.

              green or orange line ( haymarket) original pizzeria regina's

              1. BobB Feb 5, 2009 05:32 AM

                Green (C) Line:
                Taberna de Haro (great Spanish, fun atmosphere)
                All the Coolidge Corner places like Gari, Shiki, Khao Sarn, Lineage, etc. Search the board for the term Coolidge Corner.

                Green (B) Line:
                Super 88 food court at Packard's Corner (lots of good cheap Asian options)
                All the Allston places, almost too many to count, like Carlo's Cucina, Jo Jo Taipei, Gitlo's, Dok Bua (not actually Allston but only a few blocks over), etc. Search the board for Allston.

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                  Pegmeister Feb 5, 2009 04:13 AM

                  On the redline:
                  Savin Hill Station - CF Donovans, which is directly across from station
                  Broadway Station - Amhreins, St Alphonsos Kitchen
                  Charles St Station - Scampo; Toscanos

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                    lgss Feb 5, 2009 02:46 AM

                    Martsa's on Elm (Davis Sq) Tibetan
                    Veggie Planet (Harvard Sq) veg pizza
                    Asmara's (Central Sq) Eritrean/Ethiopian
                    Elephant Walk (between Davis & Porter Sqs)(lunch is less expensive than dinner) French/Cambodian

                    1. cockscomb Feb 4, 2009 08:12 PM

                      t-accesible you have a great deal of options. let us know where you are staying and the options can start closest to where you are. ie if you are staying near downtown you will have great access to all the t lines and possibilities could be endless

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                      1. re: cockscomb
                        eowynnie Feb 5, 2009 07:10 AM

                        I'm staying nearby the green line on Kenmore, but I'm willing to explore all the lines. Thanks!

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