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elbedone Oct 4, 2009 12:34 PM

Where would you recommend for a comfy dinner with lots of conversation, walking distance from Charles/MGH? My friend, who travels with her seeing eye dog, is staying at the Liberty hotel. We've gone to Artu twice and would like to try somewhere else.

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    BBHound Oct 4, 2009 12:51 PM

    Scampo at the hotel is the best restaurant in the area.

    Beyond that suggestion, we need some help. What kind of food? What price range? How far is acceptable?

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      elbedone Oct 4, 2009 12:58 PM

      $30 pp works. Nourishing, delicious works. Ethnic is fine. No one in our party drinks, so wine list isn't an issue. Service that won't be thrown by a dog and a blind customer.

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        elbedone Oct 4, 2009 01:02 PM

        $35-40 pp works. No on in the party drinks, so wine and bar not an issue. Service needs to be comfortable with dog and blind customer. Ethnic is great. Walking is fine, so 20 minutes in any direction. We thought about Kendall Square but she'll have already been on the bus for 3 hours and navigated the city solo so closer is better. The point is to relax together over comforting, food.

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        BBHound Oct 4, 2009 01:12 PM

        Better places are not that close but are within your criteria.

        Lala Rokh - Persian cuisine on Mt. Vernon St.
        75 Chestnut - Comfort food a bit distant from the hotel.
        Beacon Hill Bistro - On Charles St near Beacon.
        Grotto - Good Italian on Bowdoin St. Might be a bit far away.

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        Beacon Hill Bistro
        25 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114

        Grotto
        37 Bowdoin Street, Boston, MA 02114

        75 Chestnut
        75 Chestnut Street, Boston, MA 02114

        Lala Rokh
        97 Mount Vernon Street, Boston, MA 02108

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          CreativeFoodie42 Oct 4, 2009 05:01 PM

          I second all of these recommendations (75 Chestnut being my neighborhood go-to place), and I'd also add Toscano to the mix. Good Italian food and wine selection (although that doesn't seem to be of issue).

        2. GretchenS Oct 4, 2009 03:51 PM

          Pierrot Bistro is nearby and very nice. http://www.pierrotbistrot.com/

          Also on Cambridge St is Phoenicia, which is Middle Eastern and much less high end. http://boston.menupages.com/restauran...

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            crispysaltysweet Oct 5, 2009 02:49 AM

            Antionios on Cambridge Street was always a family fav when my brother lived in beacon hill. It's right across from MGH. They have an amazing homemade fusili dish that I am drooling about right now. Sometimes they have a grand manier shrimp app special which is so so good.

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              emilief Oct 5, 2009 09:14 AM

              Figs on Charles Street is another good option.

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