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Juswright Dec 6, 2010 05:19 AM

I had this gold necklace since high school – and I decided to turn it in to one of those cash for gold places. I want to use my new found wealth to take the folks out. My Mother is the meat eater and my Dad and I are not. I am looking at Rendezvous in Cambridge – and other ideas chowhounders can throw at me?

  1. Allstonian Dec 6, 2010 07:36 AM

    What's your budget?

    Also - just food for thought: you may not get much response to your question if the Chowhounds all think it's a spam post. Consider changing your subject line!

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      hckybg Dec 6, 2010 07:40 AM

      True, but the title does help make this the best thread since the late 20s gentleman who asked where to take the college women he dates:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7061...

      1. re: hckybg
        Allstonian Dec 6, 2010 08:01 AM

        Since when is 24 "late 20s"?

        That was certainly an unintentionally skeevy-sounding thread...

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          hckybg Dec 6, 2010 08:31 AM

          Oops! Mid-20s. I didn't reread the initial post when I retrieved the thread for you. Still an excellently ridiculous question :).

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            the modern serf Dec 7, 2010 01:00 PM

            Yeah, that guy was a weirdo...

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              hckybg Dec 7, 2010 01:02 PM

              How did it turn out?

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        Juswright Dec 6, 2010 09:18 AM

        I thought the subject line was creative in my opinion...lol. Budget a lttle over $100.

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          trueblu Dec 6, 2010 12:29 PM

          Is that per person or all told for the three of you? If the latter, somewhere 'ethnic' might be your best bet. You're looking at $25 pp all told (menu price) once you factor in tax and tip. At rendezvous, that will get you an entree, no apps and no drinks. At a decent chinese restaurant, it will get a pretty decent meal.

          tb

        2. re: Allstonian
          StriperGuy Dec 6, 2010 09:27 AM

          I thought the title was hysterical.

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            justbeingpolite Dec 6, 2010 10:08 AM

            I liked it, too.
            other options:
            East Coast Grill
            East by Northeast
            TW Food
            Island Creek Oyster Bar
            Bergamot

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            East Coast Grill and Raw Bar
            1271 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139

            East by Northeast
            1128 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

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              hckybg Dec 6, 2010 10:22 AM

              Also, Hungry Mother...but from many folks' positive experiences, it sounds like Rendezvous is already an excellent choice.

        3. Luther Dec 6, 2010 12:04 PM

          Rendezvous is good. But if you're getting Rendezvous money from Cash for Gold, you'll get Craigie money from somewhere that isn't trying to completely scam you.

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            little.tiger Dec 6, 2010 12:27 PM

            Luther, you need to share where's a good place to take the gold. I have some fugly but very pure stuff from my ILs I'd rather convert to $$ for food.

            Oh, and to the OP, I've been to Rendezvous just once with girlfriends, and it was a very nice evening with good food, but I don't think $100 will feed 3 of you there.

            1. re: little.tiger
              StriperGuy Dec 6, 2010 12:41 PM

              Great article in the WSJ a few years back:

              http://online.wsj.com/article/SB12046...

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                little.tiger Dec 6, 2010 01:02 PM

                Thank you, Striper :) Now to sell the idea to my DH...

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