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May 2, 2010 04:15 PM

Need to eat dinner NOW. Can you meet the challenge?

Here's the challenge:

Need a great dinner recommendation for three not-so-rich grad students NOW. We leave in half an hour so reservations are not so good.

Location: Near Theater District, including close South End restaurants.

Price: Not upscale/pricey but also not McDonalds.

Atmosphere: Cool, hip crowd. No dress code. We're in jeans.

Bonus point if the place is asian-influenced but not a requirement.


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  1. Montien, 63 Stuart Street. Thai. Hip. Eat off the Traditional Menu.

    Do I win?

    3 Replies
    1. re: justbeingpolite

      'course it's not 4:30 when I posted, but 7:30

      1. re: justbeingpolite

        Maybe . . . still waiting for more submissions. You get points for locale since I'm literally staring at the place right now from our school!

        Also, maybe Meyers and Chang?

        1. re: justbeingpolite

          You are quick, I would have said Montien as well. For burgers and pub fare, I like Intermission Tavern.

          Intermission Tavern
          228 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116

          1. re: trufflehound

            Nice, trufflehound!!! And from what I've heard, Meyers and Chang's a good option, but maybe a little pricier?
            Xinh Xinh? How about good chinese seafood? Peach Farm or East Ocean City.
            How are all these restaurants affected by the water ban?

            Peach Farm
            4 Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111

            Xinh Xinh
            7 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111

            East Ocean City Restaurant
            27 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111

            1. re: justbeingpolite

              Myers and Chang is definitely pricier--I would budget $30+ per person if you're fairly hungry, more if you're drinking.

              1. re: davis_sq_pro

                You're also more likely to need a reservation, for three of you, you can get one on Open Table now for 9pm.

          2. Montien , Penang, Also Bubor Cha Cha has a funky tikki bar kind of feel

            Bubor Cha Cha
            45 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111

            1 Reply
            1. re: amljml

              Bubor Cha Cha. The new Malaysian/Indonesian resto in Chinatown. Good thought. How is the food?

              Bubor Cha Cha
              45 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111

            2. Time to leave now. Where are you going?