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Tufts U graduation dinner

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My stepdaughter is graduating in May. We'd like to take her someplace special but not over-the-top. She likes pretty much any cuisine, but her younger sister has severe allergies to sesame and tree nuts. That eliminates Middle Eastern and any other sesame-prone cuisine...but anything else is probably fine. Suggestions for places in a radius of Medford are welcome. Going into Boston isn't ruled out so someplace not far from the T might be ok. I think everyone is willing to cast the net fairly wide but we do have to get back to her house to pack her up...so nothing really far from Medford. I hope this all leaves room for lots of suggestions! There must be lots of other commencements that day so I want to reserve early.
Thanks!

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  1. Bistro 5 in West Medford Square is very nice. It regulary scores in the top 10 or better for food in the Boston area in Zagats. It is not cheap, but you won't pay Boston prices. You might also consider Gargoyle's in Davis Square, Somerville. Those are about the closest two places to Tufts that I can think of that would be suitable for a graduation dinner.

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    Bistro 5
    5 Playstead Road, Medford, MA 02155

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    1. re: pemma

      How about taking the T to Kendall and going to the Hungry Mother?

      http://www.hungrymothercambridge.com/

      I prefer HM over both Gargoyles and Bistro 5.

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      Bistro 5
      5 Playstead Road, Medford, MA 02155

      Hungry Mother
      Cambridge, MA, Cambridge, MA