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Seeking a good food/ non-Asian venue for graduation dinner for 8 to 10 people...$35 per person not including alcohol...this is for (of course) a Saturday night in late May and since we are not from Boston this has proven challenging...any help is appreciated!

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  1. $35 / pp is casting the net a bit wide - any other preferences?

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    1. re: Bob Dobalina

      Seafood, gastropub, mediterranean, mexican all good...looking for casual and relaxed...good beer list would be nice for the beer-centric graduate, interesting/well priced international wine list a plus...cambridge, medford, boston, charlestown all ok...thanks!

      1. re: stackm

        Interesting wine list and casual may be a tough combo - but might consider Highland Kitchen or East Coast Grill.

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

        Highland Kitchen
        150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

        1. re: stackm

          Russell House Tavern in Harvard Square? Gran Gusto on Sherman in Cambridge? Blue Room in Kendall?

          Are you thinking $35 for 3 courses? or 2 courses? There are nearly infinite options if $10 app and $25 entree is acceptable.

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          Gran Gusto
          90 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02140

          Blue Room
          1 Kendall Sq Ste B2001, Cambridge, MA 02139

          Russell House Tavern
          14 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

          1. re: emannths

            figuring we'll order 3 or 4 apps for the table, everyone gets own entree and then a couple of desserts for the table...Have been to Russell House ad love it....good suggestion. Been to Blue Room for brunch...liked it but wonder if they can handle a large group at dinner? will explore...thanks

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            The Blue Room
            Hampshire and Portland streets, Cambridge, MA 02139

      2. I would recommend checking out posto in davis. Great small plates an pizza and easily fits your budget before alchohol.