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Apr 4, 2011 07:42 PM

twenty something californians in town for the marathon

my twenty something cousins will be in Boston for the marathon. One is running, her brother will be cheering her on. Staying at the Parker-House. Recommendations for sushi, italian, brunch and cocktail spots for a younger crowd much appreciated. Thanks.

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  1. Seiyo for sushi, Panza for casual italian, Coppa for italian small plates, Stella for cocktails and italian dinner, South End Buttery for brunch, Beacon Hill Bistro for brunch, Paramount for brunch. Enjoy!

    Beacon Hill Bistro
    25 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114

    1721 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118

    South End Buttery
    314 Shawmut Avenue, Boston, MA 02118

    253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118

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    1. re: ced9

      Thanks for your reply. I love Boston and visit yearly, but I needed some recommendations for a younger crowd . Thanks again

      1. re: ced9

        I especially like these recommendations because it encourages them to get away from the Marathon Weekend mobs of the Back Bay and Downtown and into the South End. If they don't mind splurging a little, they could do Oishii for sushi. I like Union and Gaslight for brunch and The Gallows and Franklin Cafe for cocktails.

        1. re: ced9

          Big yes to all of this (though I've never heard of Panza) and will add that Paramount is a delicious -- and for whatever reason not widely appreciated or mentioned -- dinner as well. Beacon Hill Bistro is a really nice spot too.

          44 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114

          1. Brunch - Toro, Island Creek Oyster Bar and Craigie on Main are some of my favorites. Tico and Citizen Pub are supposed to have good brunches, but they are new to the brunch game.

            Sushi - Oishii

            Italian - Via Matta, Erbaluce and Coppa.

            Cocktails - Drink and Eastern Standard are the best for craft cocktails. Clio is another great spot for cocktails, too.

            Eastern Standard
            528 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

            1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118

            Via Matta
            79 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

            Craigie on Main
            853 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

            69 Church Street, Boston, MA 02116

            253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118

            Island Creek Oyster Bar
            500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

            222 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116

            1. Tell them to try Audubon Circle Bar. It's a hidden gem on the Marathon route and they'll make lots of friends.

              Audubon Circle Restaurant Bar
              838 Beacon Street, Boston, MA