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Nov 12, 2009 08:40 AM

Ladies Dinner Spot - 30th Birthday. Help!

So my roommate is turning 30 and we are going to dinner on Tuesday for her birthday. We tried to make reservations at Scampo, and due to their terrible costumer service, we will not be dining there. I come to you for suggestions

1) Kind of fancy/hip so we can dress up and not look out of place but not a stuffy "old" atmosphere
2) Vegetarian and Gluten Free Options
3) i would say under 30 for entrees


215 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114

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  1. Myers and Chang has a gluten free and vegetarian menu. A lot of small plates you can share and lively atmosphere.

    1. I think Myers+Chang has the most extensive gluten-free menu in town (I gave it a Stuff Magazine Dining Award this year for that), and excellent vegetarian options, but the crowd there is pretty casual. If you don't mind being the only dressed-up ones in the room, I think it's a great option, certainly lively and hip. It's small plates and a handful of larger dishes. You can check out all their menus online:

      1. we have already done cuchi cuchi, toro, eastern standard and beehive to death. looking for something new, urban and hip. so frustrating.

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        1. re: Sarah3583

          Maybe you could go to Drink for pre dinner drinks and then head to Myers and Chang then somewhere afterwards?

          1. re: cassoulady

            I know Blu offers veg and gluten free but it's been a while since I have been there so I am not sure of quality/scene.

            I'd also suggest Hungry Mother

            Hungry Mother
            Cambridge, MA, Cambridge, MA

        2. tried to make reservations at mantra but they have a private event that evening. Kinda the vibe we are going for though?

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          1. re: Sarah3583

            I don't know about the veg & gluten free, but the food at 28 Degrees is good as are the drinks, and it's fun and the right vibe.

            What about the one that was Banq & is now something else? Or Diva Lounge in Davis Square?

            The other place I can think of with that kind of atmosphere is OM in Harvard Square. I wouldn't go there specifically for the food (the drinks are nice), but it does have the feel.