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villadeste92 Apr 4, 2011 07:42 PM

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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    Berheenia Apr 6, 2011 07:41 AM

    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

    1. ecwashere7 Apr 6, 2011 07:03 AM

      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

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        cristinh Apr 6, 2011 06:40 AM

        Duozo for sushi, Drink for cocktails.


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          ced9 Apr 6, 2011 06:19 AM

          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
            villadeste92 Apr 6, 2011 06:34 AM

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

            1. re: ced9
              robwat36 Apr 6, 2011 06:44 AM

              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
                ebaba Apr 6, 2011 06:41 PM

                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

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