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Inexpensive, good food near Boston Common Theater

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deeno11 Feb 20, 2009 06:32 AM

I'm looking for a good place for a good food, maybe happy hour menu, near the Boston Common Theater. We want to go after work, befor heading to a movie. Thoughts?

  1. Prav Feb 20, 2009 06:43 AM

    You'll be right by Chinatown where there's a huge selection of lovely, cheap eats. In terms of a good drinking spot, there's... Jacob Wurth, no? I don't drink so I don't know the bars around there too well.

    But foodwise, you can't go wrong with some dumplings at Gourmet Dumpling House, or beef w/ longhorn peppers @ Taiwan Cafe, or Xinh Xinh.

    1. fmcoxe6188 Feb 20, 2009 06:59 AM

      Youre really close to Silvertones and Marliave as well...

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        deeno11 Feb 20, 2009 07:09 AM

        Thanks! Where exactly is Marliave? I don't think I've ever seen it?

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          fmcoxe6188 Feb 20, 2009 07:21 AM

          If you walk past Silvertones, its on the corner at the end of the block. I am the worst with directions-as two poor people who stopped me this morning learned- but thats the best I can do for you :-)

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            deeno11 Feb 20, 2009 07:54 AM

            Thanks! I will check out their website.

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              intheq Feb 20, 2009 09:57 AM

              i would second either silvertone or marliave for a slightly upscale setting and would recommend either of these places if you are planning on cocktails.

              if alcohol is not an issue...penang is inexpensive and has some interesting plates. their bone-in chicken curry is great. peach farm is not too much of a walk. they have fresh seafood and, again, some interesting plates if you are feeling adventurous (abalone, squid with mustard greens, salty shrimp) .

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          hotoynoodle Feb 20, 2009 07:57 AM

          marliave is cheap eats?

          i've had good food at good life and kingston station too. both right around the corner from the theater. i'm also a fan of penang right down the block.

          1. re: hotoynoodle
            BobB Feb 20, 2009 10:27 AM

            Can be. Their sandwich menu has half a dozen items, including an excellent burger and house-made pastrami, served on house-baked bread, with a side of hand-cut rosemary-dusted fries (among other options) for about $10.

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          Pegmeister Feb 20, 2009 08:12 AM

          Montien is always a good stop for Thai and drinks. For more pub fare, Intermission Tavern is a good.

          1. lhays Feb 20, 2009 12:24 PM

            Sweetwater Cafe (yes, the one in the Alley) used to serve 1/2 priced app's during happy hour ... and they serve pitchers. Haven't been there for happy hour in a while, though. Silvertones is nice, but can be a little stuffy.

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              hotoynoodle Feb 20, 2009 05:28 PM

              silvertone? stuffy? i think of sweetwater as a college/grad school bar... i guess it depends on your age and if pitchers are your thing.

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