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Where should I be eating near Copley Plaza?

spacesasha Oct 30, 2009 05:57 AM

I am spending a week at the copley marriott on business. I want suggestions for delicious places in all price ranges that are walking distance. Thanks, in advance!

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    Blumie RE: spacesasha Oct 30, 2009 06:52 AM

    Search "South End," the neighborhood adjacent to the Marriott. All of those places are walking distance; most of the good South End restaurants are casual, neighborhood places. For fancy, I'm a fan of Sorellina, directly across Huntington Avenue from the Marriott, where a single diner comfortably can eat at the bar. Sorellina's sister restaurant, Mistral, also is walking distance and also is great for eating at the bar; some complain about Mistral's prices, but if you're on an expense account, you might try that too.

    1 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116

    1. BoDubya RE: spacesasha Oct 30, 2009 07:51 AM

      I'll help you with the low end. Bukowski Tavern off of Boylston is a great beer bar with burgers (or a veggie dog) and bar food. They're doing some kind of sausage special for the month of October - cash only no liquor. Other Side Cafe - another place with a solid beer offering - but think salads, sprouts and tofu instead of burgers. Pour House - cheap beer, huge portions and lot's of wooping it up. Anchovies is on Columbus Ave. in the South End and serves affordable basic Italian - if you want to get a feel for the neighborhood this is the place. Delux - best dive bar food in town! Better than half the crap on Newbury Street at half the price (and it has a shrine to Elvis).

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      Delux Cafe
      100 Chandler St, Boston, MA 02116

      Other Side Cafe
      407 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115

      50 Dalton St Ste 4, Boston, MA 02115

      Pour House
      907 Boylston St Ste 21, Boston, MA 02115

      Dive Bar
      34 Green St, Worcester, MA 01604

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        StriperGuy RE: BoDubya Oct 30, 2009 08:19 AM

        On the low end I would not go to ANY of those places for the FOOD with the possible exception of Delux. Seriously the food at Bukowski and Pour House is mediocre.

        I might go here:

        Crossroads Irish Pub and Restaurant
        495 Beacon St
        Boston, MA 02215-2302
        (617) 262-7371

        or here:

        Corner Tavern
        421 Marlborough St
        Boston, MA 02115
        (617) 262-5555

        Or a bit more of a walk but Silvertone, or the Franklin Cafe.

        On the high end, certainly there are plenty of places in the South End, or Clio, or not quite high end Eastern Standard for awesome cocktails and good to excellent food.

        Eastern Standard
        528 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

        Delux Cafe
        100 Chandler St, Boston, MA 02116

        Franklin Cafe
        278 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118

        69 Bromfield St, Boston, MA 02108

        50 Dalton St Ste 4, Boston, MA 02115

        Pour House
        907 Boylston St Ste 21, Boston, MA 02115

        Irish Pub
        51 Billings Rd, Quincy, MA 02171

        Corner Tavern
        421 Marlborough St, Boston, MA 02115

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        avokate RE: spacesasha Oct 30, 2009 08:09 AM

        When you're looking for something casual in that area, I actually really like the Indian place in the food court in the Prudential Center (connected to Copley Place by a pedestrian bridge).

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          nomadgirl RE: spacesasha Nov 7, 2009 11:02 PM

          In that neighborhood, I love Parish Cafe. Reasonably priced and great food. Stop for drinks at the Oak Bar. Tapeo, a tapas place on Newbury, is great as well. If you go to Eastern Standard, man up and get the pisco sour. The steak tartare is fab!

          Eastern Standard
          528 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

          Parish Cafe
          361 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

          Tapeo Restaurant & Tapas Bar
          266 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

          Oak Bar
          138 Saint James Ave, Boston, MA

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