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May 5, 2010 08:17 PM

Visit to Boston near Charles Street

Not sure what the area is called, but I spent some time in Boston a couple of years ago and headed down (up?) Charles street and really liked the area. Am trying to plan a weekend in Boston in July and would love to try to see if I could plan a weekend based on staying in that general area. Looking for ideas for food/drinks suggestions for three women. All open to anything in terms of drinks (cocktails, wine, beer) and food (any ethnicity, price range, style).

one thing i love to do, in NYC, is stop by a lot of places. Have a drink here, a dish there, move on to the next place. stopping in a bunch of places and get the best of what they have to offer. lots of eating and a high tolerance throughout the day.

oh, might see if we can catch a day game, so i know that takes us to a different area, so anything that will take us there on Saturday would be lovely.

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  1. Check out Beacon Hill Bistro you could start with brunch there, do the shops on Charles, have an appetizer at 75 Chestnut, drinks at Toscannos and with a short walk end up at Scampo for a lobster pizza, or dinner at Lala Rokh for something a little different.

    Beacon Hill Bistro
    25 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114

    75 Chestnut
    75 Chestnut Street, Boston, MA 02114

    215 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114

    Lala Rokh
    97 Mount Vernon Street, Boston, MA 02108

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    1. re: Pegmeister

      And it isn't too far to walk to Teatro and have drinks and snacks at the bar.

      177 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111

    2. If it helps your planning, that area is called Beacon Hill.

      1. A great spot on Charles to just have a small plate and a great glass of wine is Bin 26 Enoteca- I prefer their small plates (especially their carpaccio) over most of their main dishes. Also- they have a beautiful Parmesan cheese that they serve with an aged Balsamic that is heaven :-)

        For more of a lunch appeal- Panificio further towards MGH on Charles serves some of the best tomato soup in the city (in my opinion) and some tasty sandwiches as well.

        Beacon Hill is a beautiful area- enjoy your stay!

        Bin 26 Enoteca
        26 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114

        144 Charles St, Boston, MA

        1. I'll recommend Bin 26 Enoteca at 26 Charles street as one of your wine and a bite stops . Lots of wine by the glass choice and a wide menu of small plates.


          Bin 26 Enoteca
          26 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114

          1. You could also get drinks at No. 9 Park just up Beacon St. Paramount for breakfast. Harvard Gardens on the backside (Cambridge St) for a little more pub like atmosphere.

            Harvard Gardens
            320 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02114