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Traveling from NYC for Girls Trip this Wkend - Need Restaurant Suggestions

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I'm traveling to Boston this Saturday 2/19 with my sister and friend. We are all girls in our mid-late 20's living in NYC. Looking to go somewhere trendy on Saturday night and somewhere more low-key on Sunday night. Also interested in good (affordable) lunch spots. Willing to spend up to $30 for an entree on dinner (not including drinks, appet, dessert, etc.).

So far here are my thoughts. Would love comments on the below/ additional suggestions. Basically looking to go to the "hot" restaurant on Saturday night and somewhere good, but low-key Sunday. Would also be open to recs of places that are absoultely outstanding for their food (i.e. the best think I ever ate was the X at X). Open in terms of cuisine, anywhere with delish margs would be esp. welcomed.

Dinner - Noche, Lolita or 28 Degrees
Drinks - 28 Degrees or Clink

Brunch - Mooo
Dinner - Franklin Cafe
Drinks - Was hoping for some type of Irish pub. Nothing with a college-crowd though.


28 Degrees
1 Appleton St., Boston, MA 02116

15 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108

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  1. Sorry should have mentioned, staying at Hotel NineZero in the Theatre District

    1. I haven't heard anything good yet about Noche or Lolita and I'm not a fan of 28 Degrees. For Saturday dinner you might consider Scampo, Market, Eastern Standard, Deuxave, or Island Creek Oyster Bar, all of which will be lively and energetic but also happen to have really good food.

      28 Degrees
      1 Appleton St., Boston, MA 02116

      Eastern Standard
      528 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

      215 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114

        1. "Nothing with a college-crowd though"

          you'll be in the wrong city :)

          1. irish pub: the druid in inman square (cambridge). outstanding authentic irish pub food (no, seriously) with great atmosphere and decor. also, super close by is trina's starlite lounge. it's definitely cambridge's newest trendy/lively spot with an emphasis on craft cocktails and good beer, along with fairly upscaled/tweaked southern comfort food.

            i totally agree with island creek oyster house or eastern standard for saturday night. as a bonus, they are virtually next door to one another.

            1. I think you could do better on Saturday night. How about Toro, for lively tapas, or Tico, the new of-the-moment Mexican/Latin American/etc. spot from Michael Schlow? I think you'd do well with drinks at the Liberty Hotel.

              On Sunday, why not go for the dim sum brunch at Myers & Chang, or perhaps brunch at Island Creek Oysters? Franklin Cafe is a fine choice. For drinks, I'd pick Deep Ellum or Lucky's.

              1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118

              Deep Ellum Bar
              477 Cambridge St, Allston, MA 02134

              Island Creek Oysters
              296 Parks St, Duxbury, MA 02332

              222 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116

              1. For a good Irish bar near your hotel, look into The Kinsale. Decent food, nice beer list and good prices. A more upscale option for drinks near your hotel would be No. 9 Park.

                I agree with Eastern Standard as a dinner idea. Amazing cocktails.

                Eastern Standard
                528 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

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                1. re: Kinopio

                  Be sure to keep in mind that the Kinsale is about as Irish as Barack Obama. It's not a bad place, but it's indicative of the larger trend in Boston, the faux irish pub.