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shaebones Mar 15, 2009 11:12 PM

Want to get dinner gift certificate for close friends spending a restful wkend in Boston. (Xmas present from the in laws). Looking for a place w/in walking distance of the Fairmont. She's vegetarian, he is not. Looking to spend ~ $75. Not big drinkers.

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  1. MC Slim JB RE: shaebones Mar 15, 2009 11:25 PM

    $75 total, or each? Inclusive of tax and tip?


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    1. re: MC Slim JB
      shaebones RE: MC Slim JB Mar 16, 2009 03:05 AM

      Total, not including tip.

    2. Delhiwala RE: shaebones Mar 16, 2009 04:53 AM

      Brasserie Jo is a fairly close and qutie pleasant.

      If the vegetarian is a pescatarian (eats fish but not meat), then you might want to consider Legal Seafoods (there is one nearby in the Prudential Center).

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        justbeingpolite RE: Delhiwala Mar 16, 2009 05:39 AM

        Both good recs. The Summer Shack is also a short walk, and has good seafood options, especially for basic stuff, raw bar, lobster etc.

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        ChocolateMilkshake RE: shaebones Mar 16, 2009 07:12 AM

        It tends to get mixed reviews here, but Laurel would meet all of your requirements and I have always had a pleasant experience there.

        A little farther away but still walkable and reaching the top of your budget if they don't drink and order wisely would be Hamersley's.

        142 Berkeley St., Boston, MA 02116

        Hamersley's Bistro
        553 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

        1. MC Slim JB RE: shaebones Mar 16, 2009 08:26 AM

          That kind of money will go far at Coda, which is an easy walk, a casual but nice-looking bar/restaurant that always has some decent vegetarian options. I'm also fond of their thoughtful, budget-priced wine list and pretty good cocktails. Menu here: http://codaboston.com/dinner


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            shaebones RE: MC Slim JB Mar 16, 2009 09:07 AM

            That looks like the ticket!!! Thanks Slim.

            1. re: shaebones
              MC Slim JB RE: shaebones Mar 16, 2009 09:43 AM

              Be aware that Coda does not take reservations. I've rarely had to wait very long for a table there, though.


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