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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?

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  1. 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!

    10 Replies
    1. re: Allstonian

      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:

      1. re: hckybg

        Since when is 24 "late 20s"?

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

        1. re: Allstonian

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

      2. re: Allstonian

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

        1. re: Juswright

          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.


        2. re: Allstonian

          I thought the title was hysterical.

          1. re: StriperGuy

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

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

            East by Northeast
            1128 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

            1. re: justbeingpolite

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

        3. 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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          1. re: Luther

            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: StriperGuy

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