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Can You Recommend Nice Restaurant near Mass General Hospital?

RustyPete Jan 19, 2010 05:20 AM

Will be visiting patient at Mass General who wants to walk to a nice restaurant within 3-4 blocks.

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    gourmaniac RE: RustyPete Jan 19, 2010 05:26 AM

    There is Pierrot (french bistro) and Antonios inexpensive Italian place both near the corner of Cambridge and Charles. Further on Charles, King and I Ristorante Toscano, Artu, but these are a bit further to walk. Also, Liberty Hotel has a couple of places in it (Scampo).

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      RustyPete RE: RustyPete Jan 19, 2010 05:34 AM

      Thanks gourmaniac! Very helpful!

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        justbeingpolite RE: RustyPete Jan 19, 2010 06:58 AM

        Ma Soba, about 5 minute walk up Cambridge St. While pan asian ish, IMO the sushi is pretty good.
        There's also that little italian family place right across Cambridge St. from MGH. Good red sauce place.

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        Pegmeister RE: RustyPete Jan 19, 2010 07:41 AM

        Scampo would be my choice.

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          emilief RE: Pegmeister Jan 19, 2010 08:14 AM

          Agree, Scampo is great. Pierrot Bistro is ok and much less expensive. Also, Figs on Charles Street is good and less expensive than Scampo, which is the best.

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            gardgen RE: emilief Jan 19, 2010 08:56 AM

            I agree with Scampo. We did this before the holidays when visiting a friend at MGH. We parked in the garage at MGH and it was a one block walk. Service was great and food was even better...

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          Andymayo99 RE: RustyPete Jan 19, 2010 09:07 AM


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            powerfulpierre RE: RustyPete Jan 19, 2010 09:46 AM

            We've always enjoyed Lala Rokh when we're in the area. It's low key, not too expensive, and the menu is always different and enjoyable. It's about 4 (?) blocks down Charles Street and a half block left on Mt Vernon.

            1. CreativeFoodie42 RE: RustyPete Jan 20, 2010 05:46 AM

              Antonio's is an expensive Italian place that is pretty popular in the neighborhood. I especially enjoy their red sauce and their mussels in white wine.

              Other standouts include Scampo, at the Liberty Hotel, which also offers Italian with a great offering of mozzarella. The Paramount, which is known for their breakfast, also serves great dinner options and their fish dishes are some of the best I've tasted. 75 Chestnut is a bit of a further walk on Charles Street but they offer great standard American fare at reasonable prices. 75 Chestnut is one of my favorite neighborhood spots.

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                BillieJean RE: CreativeFoodie42 Jan 20, 2010 09:22 AM

                Did you mean inexpensive? I recall lunch being very reasonable and dinners not so bad either--pasta anywhere from $10 to meat entress being $14.

                I agree with the Scampo recommendation. It is a lovely spot and right next to Mass. General.

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                  CreativeFoodie42 RE: BillieJean Jan 20, 2010 11:22 AM

                  Ha - yes, definitely inexpensive! Bad, bad typo!

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                shirshir RE: RustyPete Jan 20, 2010 09:11 AM

                i work in the area so i know almost all the restaurants around here.

                all the restaurants mentioned are pretty decent, some more upscale than others (in the liberty hotel or on charles street in beacon hill). however, there is one notable restaurant that is not mentioned: grotto. it's in the basement but the food is delectable. it's located on bowdoin street towards city hall. definitely worth a try.

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                  C. Hamster RE: shirshir Jan 20, 2010 09:13 AM

                  I agree GROTTO is fabulous

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                    gourmaniac RE: C. Hamster Jan 20, 2010 10:00 AM

                    I agree on Grotto but thought that it might be far for an MGH patient to walk to.

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                  scubajane RE: RustyPete Jan 20, 2010 11:07 AM

                  Scampo in the Liberty Hotel gets my vote

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