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Nov 11, 2009 07:39 AM

Restaurants Near Kennedy Library

I'll be coming home to Boston this year for Thanksgiving with my boyfriend and his Mom in tow. On Friday I wanted to take them around Boston and show them some of the sites. The main place on our list is the Kennedy Library.

I'm not very familiar with that area so I was wondering if there were any great restaurants for lunch or dinner near the library? We'll probably have our car with us so if it's a short drive, that's not a big deal either.

We are not looking for anything super expensive or fancy (we'll probably be in jeans). We like all types of food: Asian, Italian, New American, Seafood, Greek, Fusion, Tapas/Small Plates. Not too picky. Any ideas?


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  1. Venezia is just a 5 minute drive away and is very pleasant, on the waterfront, and with parking. check their website for directions: I think. It is on ericson street in Dorrchester, not hard to find once you read the directions. another choice is chinese, serving dim sum all day i think, Chau Chow Chinese Dim Sum & Seafood Restaurant - about 5 minutes from the Kennedy, up Morrisey Blvd.
    699 Morrisey Blvd
    Dorchester, MA 02122

    Chau Chow Restaurant
    699 William T Morrissey Blvd, Dorchester, MA 02122

    1. Cafe Polonia is close by (delicious polish food) as are the Vietnamese places in Dorchester (Pho 2000 is one and I'm blanking on the name of the other one I like, but it serves fish 7 ways).

      All are open for lunch and dinner.

      Cafe Polonia
      611 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02127

      1. Shanti is a little over a mile away in Dorchester. They serve up Indian food and have a lunch buffet on weekdays.

        Pho 2000 Restaurant
        198 Adams St, Dorchester, MA 02122

        Shanti Taste of India
        1111 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02125

        20 Ericsson St, Boston, MA 02122

        1. I really like the Shanti on Dorchester Ave.. People are great but I prefer to order off the menu over going with the buffet. Also, in that area is CF Donovans on Savin Hill Ave which is off Dorchester Ave. Donovans is casual, has a bar side and dining room side, and the menu runs from sandwiches to tenderloin steaks. It's also directly across from the T station if you don't have a car.