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Oct 13, 2009 06:41 PM

Walking distance from State House

I am looking for a moderately priced place with good food near the State House for dinner Friday night. Ethnic food is ok, and non-beef options a plus. Any recommendations?

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  1. Grotto is right by there, as is Lala Rokh I believe. It's also a pretty short walk down the hill to Charles St where there are plenty of restaurants, from mid-range to higher end (e.g., Figs, Beacon Hill Bistro, etc.)

    If you prefer more ethnic options, Chinatown is certainly walkable (within 15-20 mins, depending on where you go).

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      1. re: hotoynoodle

        And the North End is 10 min away.

        I've only been to Scollay Sq. once but it was okay in a burger, steak/frites kind of way and a decent room. They run some 3 course specials, 1 min walk from the steak house.

        On Cambridge St. are Harvard Gardens and that pub whose name escapes me for similar grub in decent rooms. And Antonia's for well priced Americanized Italian.

        1. re: Joanie

          i walk by scollay square often but have never been inside. hmmph.

          down the block from harvard gardens is the hill. there is also that middle eastern place, phoenicia. bare bones atmosphere, but decent food.

          pierrot bistro i quite like too.

          1. re: hotoynoodle

            Hmmph? It's kind of a nice space and probably good for after work if you're in the area. Like I said, it was decent my one time there. What's the deal with the couple places across the street? Anything worth trying?

            1. re: Joanie

              can't say. they just look like pubs, so i've never gone in. i'll hit the kinsale for that sort of thing down there.

              by "hmmph" i just meant "interesting". years ago, when it was the black goose, it was a mad bar scene, so i've just stayed away.

    1. Within walking distance is Zen (decent sushi place), Grotto (hearty Italian fare), Cafe Marliave and Silvertone (both featuring a myriad of American dishes).