21st birthday venue - Cuchi Cuchi vs. Eastern Standard vs. Hungry Mother vs...???
Looking for a place with great food and drinks and a fun atmosphere to celebrate my daughter's 21st. There will be between 4 - 6 of us. While I like places like Craigie St, I think her tastes might be a little less adventurous, although she is open to ethnic food. I'd like to stay within the Boston/Brookline area. Thanks!
528 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
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Cuchi Cuchi is the most fun atmosphere of the 3 by a long shot. It's festive and colorful.
Eastern Standard by the bar can be rather festive at times, although the dining room less so. Be careful to check the Red Sox schedule to make sure that they don't have a home game that night.
Hungry Mother is a good restaurant but probably the least 21st-birthday oriented place of the lot.
Another suggestion: I also like to Beehive in the South End for birthday parties. The menu isn't outrageous and there is something for everyone. They also usually have live music which is always fun. I also really like the atmosphere, sort of a vintage-Bohemian feel to it. If you go, try the Beehive Frites with Sage and Sea salt....delicious!
I agree that Cuchi Cuchi is far and away the most fun of those, great drinks, great style and the most likely that she won't feel like the youngest person there. Dali is a good suggestion, too.
Another idea, though I haven't been there myself, is Tangierino. She might appreciate the atmosphere!
73 Main Street, Charlestown, MA 02129
795 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139