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Need a decent restaurant in the desert of Back Bay

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Friends are staying at Hilton Back Bay (Dalton St.) and we want a restaurant within walking distance (up to 15 minute walk OK), mid-priced (entrees in 20s mostly) What are my best options with these criteria? Also, nothing too loud!

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  1. Brasserie Joe in the Colonnade Hotel...Vlora in Copley Square.

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    1. re: Spike

      Sel de la Terre on Boylston Street (in the Mandarin Hotel) and La Voile on Newbury street,

      Penny
      http://www.bostonzest.com/

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      La Voile
      261 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

    2. I second La Voile. Lucca in the N. End is good - haven't been to the one over there. Casa Romero for authentic Mexican.

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      Casa Romero
      30 Gloucester St, Boston, MA 02115

      La Voile
      261 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

      Lucca Restaurant
      226 Hanover St., Boston, MA 02113

      1. Second Sel de la Terre. Lucca Back Bay is also good, although perhaps a bit more expensive than your target (pastas in the 20s, entrees high 20s and into the 30s).

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        1. re: greenzebra

          Sel de la Terre, Vlora, La Voile going in town and, in the Fenway direction, Eastern Standard Kitchen. South End and, I think walkable, Metropolitan Cafe and Ginger Park

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          Eastern Standard
          528 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

          La Voile
          261 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

          Vlora
          545 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

          Sel de la Terre
          1245 Worcester Street, Natick, MA 01760

        2. Are Davio's and Atlantic Seafood too loud? Douzo, the bar at the Mandarin, Coda, Petit Robert Bistro (on Columbus).

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          Davio's
          75 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116

          Petit Robert Bistro
          468 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215

          Douzo
          131 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116

          1. Thanks for the recs. I had forgotten about Sel de la Terre in that location. That sounds like the best bet to me based on my past experiences (all good) at the Aquarium location.

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            Sel de la Terre
            1245 Worcester Street, Natick, MA 01760

            1. Brasserie Jo in the Colonnade Hotel would be a good bet.

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              Brasserie Jo
              120 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

              1. Certainly within a 15 minute walk of the Hilton, your friends will be near enough to visit the South End. The closest South End restaurant is Petit Robert on Columbus serving classic bistro cuisine. Walking a few minutes further than Petit Robert would allow your friends to visit Toro on Washington Street and other South End restaurants.

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                Toro
                1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118