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Jul 25, 2010 04:20 PM

Coming to Boston soon and need a little help. First request is for late night eats

I've been collecting LOTS of info from the Boston board and have some ideas for our upcoming trip. (DH and I both spent a lot of time in Boston for work, but it was nearly 20 years ago, so we need help now!)

We'll be arriving on a Wednesday evening and retrieving my sis and nephew from Logan at 9:30 pm. We're staying at the Radisson on Stuart St. We need a good place to stop for a bite between Logan and the Radisson, or a good place to call that will deliver once we arrive at the Radisson. We're looking for reasonable sustenance for weary travellers that night. Pizza or reasonable bar food will work for this one.

I'll make another post with some other requests, once I've worked out a few more details about our plans.

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  1. Chinatown has late night eats and that would mean Peach Farm or Best Little Restaurant. If you don't feel like getting to adventurous there is a PF Changs roughly across from the Radisson - they may serve late but I would call first. Mid week tho, some of the Chinatown places are closed by 10 as are most of the pizza joints I can think of. Looking to see what other hounds have to say. Boston has not been great for late night eats - at least from my experience - perhaps that has changed.

    Peach Farm
    4 Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111

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    1. re: ipsofatso

      Boston sux for late night eats. I remember reading an article a few years ago about how a lot of the Chinatown places were starting to close earlier because there was so little late night business.

      A couple of weeks ago, I was trying to find dinner in North Cambridge ca. 9:30 and couldn't even find anything then (I suppose the Harvard House of Pizza was still open but I wasn't in the mood).

      Conversely, as of a few years ago, the Apollo Korean restaurant in Chinatown was open until 4:00am on weekends, but I don't know if that's still the case (or if they even still exist).

      Harvard House of Pizza
      1706 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

    2. I can't really think of a place between Logan and the Radisson, but Franklin Cafe serves until 1:30 AM. There is a location not too far from your hotel in the South End and one in Southie which is kind of near Logan (first exit off the Ted Williams tunnel, I think). Most of the entrees are under $20 and apps under $10.

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      1. re: CambridgeKathy

        my experience is that 50% of the time, 9 30 pm will turn into 10 30 pm. So, you may be looking at eating at 11 30 pm which points to eating in Chinatown.

        1. re: cambridgedoctpr

          a 5-7 minute walk from your hotel is Teatro on Tremont Street. They serve high quality, affordable Italian food in a casual atmosphere. Apps are in the $10-$12 range with most entrees $25 or less. I believe they serve until 11PM or later but double check that.

          177 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111

      2. Lucca Back Bay (formerly Sasso) is just a few blocks away. They have a bar/late night menu, and serve until after 1 a.m. The food is top-notch and the space is interesting.

        1. Thanks all!

          Teatro looks great, but their kitchen closes at 10:30 pm during the week.

          Lucca Back Bay looks like our best bet and everything on their bar menu sounds good to me. Is there parking? We would probably want to go there before going to the hotel.

          I also saw something about a pizza place, Santarpio's, near the airport. Might it be worth a stop on our way back into town from the airport?

          177 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111

          Lucca Restaurant
          226 Hanover St., Boston, MA 02113

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          1. re: onrushpam

            You'll find folks who either love or hate Santarpio's. I'm in the love category. It IS a unique Boston institution. Crotchety wait staff (who were more upset than the clientele when all Boston restaurants went non-smoking!), who will look at ya sideways if you ask for a menu. They have pizza with regular toppings (pepperoni/sausage/etc don't ask for artichoke hearts!), also really good house made grilled sausage ( a must) and sometimes fatty grilled lamb. Get a cheese or one topping pizza, and a sausage, and you'll leave happy. It was recently voted one of the 25 best pizzas in the US.

          2. Max and Dylans isn't far at all from the Radisson. They serve the regular menu until 10, but they have a late night menu until 12:45 am.