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KMcGrew Jun 7, 2010 06:50 AM

I'm heading to Boston from Philly for a bachelor party on Thurs., July 15th. The aim is to have an early dinner (finish around 6:30) in order to get to a Sox game. I'm afraid that other people don't share my opinion that the dinner should be the highlight of the evening. Can anyone recommend anything that's within reasonable distance of Fenway, would please non-adventurous eaters, would be relatively inexpensive ($20-30/person, and would still feel special? I think there are 14 people going.

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    slices Jun 7, 2010 02:00 PM

    Eastern Standard.

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    Eastern Standard
    528 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

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      OLDCHEF Jun 7, 2010 06:43 PM

      E/S is great I have some solid reports about church with new chef in place

    2. CreativeFoodie42 Jun 8, 2010 05:59 AM

      I've been to a large graduation party at Burtons Grill, which is right around the corner from Fenway. They have a wide variety of food with a focus on steaks and seafood and I believe their prices will fit your range.

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      Burtons Grill
      1363 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215

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        kimfair1 Jun 8, 2010 06:21 AM

        Never been impressed with Burton's, and the one group meal I had there ended up much more expensive than $20-30 pp, especially with drinks. Eastern Standard is great, as well as Brasserie Jo, who can accomodate groups, and is a bit further away from Fenway, but still walkably close.

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        Eastern Standard
        528 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

        Brasserie Jo
        120 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

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          MParente Jun 8, 2010 08:20 AM

          I love Brasserie Jo, but it will be way more than $20-$30/person. La Verdad on Landsdown might be a good fit- but you'd definitely need to contact them in advance to make sure they can take a party that big on a game day. Good and reasonably priced Mexican food with tons of tequila selections.

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          La Verdad
          1 Lansdowne St, Boston, MA 02215

          Brasserie Jo
          120 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

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            kimfair1 Jun 8, 2010 11:05 AM

            It will be closer to $20-30 than #9 Park would be. We ate at Brassarie Jo Sun night, and I had an excellent Charcuterie plate to start, and the steak frites, for $38. La Verdad is an excellent suggestion.

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            La Verdad
            1 Lansdowne St, Boston, MA 02215

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              pemma Jun 8, 2010 12:47 PM

              Yes, the prices at Brasserie Jo are pretty reasonable for the area. I'm assuming $20-$30 a person is for food only. If it includes drinks, then you are really looking at a pub-type place for burgers, etc.

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              Brasserie Jo
              120 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

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        Taralli Jun 8, 2010 08:52 AM

        Take a look at Audubon Circle: http://www.auduboncircle.us/index.html

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          pemma Jun 8, 2010 10:57 AM

          I think Eastern Standard is the place. 5 minute walk from Fenway. Make reservations right now. It will be packed on a game day.

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          Eastern Standard
          528 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

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            robinchick81 Jun 9, 2010 12:26 PM

            Dillon's is good - very casual atmosphere but the food fits everyone's tastes
            Yes, definitely make a reservation at E/S now! It books up immediately on game nights

            1. Berheenia Jun 9, 2010 12:59 PM

              Beacon Street Tavern would do nicely.

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              Beacon Street Tavern
              1032 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446

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                phatchris Jun 9, 2010 01:49 PM

                I'd throw La Verdad into the mix as well.

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                La Verdad
                1 Lansdowne St, Boston, MA 02215

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                  KMcGrew Jun 16, 2010 01:23 PM

                  Thanks for all the advice! I'm not actually organizing the dinner, but I threw out Eastern Standard, Beacon Street Tavern, and Audobon Circle as my top recommendations to the person who is.

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                  Audobon Circle Restaurant Bar
                  838 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215

                  Eastern Standard
                  528 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

                  Beacon Street Tavern
                  1032 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446

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