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sekaren Feb 22, 2009 07:00 PM

Hi, I will be visiting Boston with 6 girlfriends and we are looking for a fun, lively restaurant for Sat night. Moderate prices, really good food but also someplace that has a great atmosphere. We are staying in Back Bay but anywhere downtown would be fine.


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    kate used to be 50 RE: sekaren Feb 23, 2009 05:27 AM

    Are you looking for dining or club experiences? Or both?

    The House of Blues just opened on Lansdowne Street next to Fenway Park. I have no idea how the food is, but I bet it is fun.

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      sekaren RE: kate used to be 50 Mar 1, 2009 07:19 AM

      thanks, i was thinking restaurants and/or bars but not club experiences.

    2. Bob Dobalina RE: sekaren Feb 23, 2009 05:46 AM


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        Northender RE: Bob Dobalina Feb 24, 2009 09:17 AM

        Another vote for Toro if you can get in.

      2. rlh RE: sekaren Feb 23, 2009 05:48 AM

        Eastern Standard, Gaslight, Summer Shack/Kings, Via Matta

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          skylark938 RE: sekaren Feb 23, 2009 06:27 AM


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            rlh RE: skylark938 Feb 24, 2009 09:13 AM

            Don't think of Mistral as moderately priced, but maybe so now with the reported new bar menu - but the wine and cocktails will come at a real premium and aren't really special in my experience.

          2. Food4Thought RE: sekaren Feb 24, 2009 04:14 PM

            Perhaps Persephone in the seaport district of South Boston.

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              sekaren RE: sekaren Mar 1, 2009 07:24 AM

              How about POPS? would that be a good choice?

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                skylark938 RE: sekaren Mar 1, 2009 01:43 PM


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                  alwayscooking RE: sekaren Mar 1, 2009 03:39 PM

                  It's a good neighborhood place but definitely not a destination restaurant given a single night. I'm not sure what to recommend to you since I'm unsure of your definition of fun - it has had a different for me over the years.

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                  2cutepugs RE: sekaren Mar 1, 2009 12:33 PM

                  What about Stella? Good food, good scene. Does get crowded but I believe they take reservations. Sit in the front dining area.

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                    missfoodie RE: sekaren Mar 1, 2009 04:17 PM

                    The Beehive. Great bar scene without It being too loud and the food is really awesome.

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                      alwayscooking RE: missfoodie Mar 1, 2009 04:17 PM

                      The Beehive - for food?!

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                      stradacouple RE: sekaren Mar 1, 2009 06:36 PM

                      You might want to scout out 28 Degrees in the South End

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