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the Hungry I, charles st

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koapono Jun 8, 2011 02:17 AM

in town this coming weekend, the Hungry I was suggested as a dining venue worthy of a visit. I'm staying at Liberty Hotel and would prefer something in walking distance. Go with the Hungry I or avoid?

thanks in advance

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    Mr Bigglesworth RE: koapono Jun 8, 2011 06:34 AM

    Scampo at the Liberty is fantastic.

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    Scampo
    215 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114

    1. failingwannabevegan RE: koapono Jun 8, 2011 09:14 AM

      I'd pick Scampo over The Hungry I also. I've had a couple of good meals at Clink in the hotel as well.

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      Scampo
      215 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114

      Clink - The Liberty Hotel
      215 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114

      1. MC Slim JB RE: koapono Jun 8, 2011 09:15 AM

        I used to like the hungry I, thought it did very solid Country French, but I stopped going after the Terror Waiter incident.

        Places near the Liberty that I like: Scampo (great patio if it's not too hot), Pierrot (very traditional French bistro), Lala Rohk (upscale Persian), No. 9 Park (great cocktails, expensive French/Italian inspired food), Grotto (mid-priced Italian).

        http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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        Scampo
        215 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114

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          JoeM RE: MC Slim JB Jun 8, 2011 09:56 AM

          I'd add Beacon Hill Bistro to that list.

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          Beacon Hill Bistro
          25 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114

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            MC Slim JB RE: JoeM Jun 8, 2011 10:40 AM

            I might have added BHB to my list, too, but I haven't been back since Jason Bond left to open Bondir (which is frickin' awesome, incidentally.)

            http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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            Bondir
            279 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139

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              JoeM RE: MC Slim JB Jun 8, 2011 11:55 AM

              It doesn't seem to have changed much since Matt Malloy took over. Still one of the more underrated/hyped restaurants in Boston IMO.

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            Delhiwala RE: MC Slim JB Jun 9, 2011 02:31 PM

            Scampo is very nice (and in your hotel), but Lala Rohk and No 9 Park are only a short walk away and are truly fabulous.

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            No 9 Park
            9 Park Street, Boston, MA 02108

            Scampo
            215 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114

          3. C. Hamster RE: koapono Jun 8, 2011 10:10 AM

            Wow. Thats a blast from the past. Didn't know it was stil open!

            Consider Grotto, too.

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              pemma RE: koapono Jun 8, 2011 01:02 PM

              I finally tried the Hungry I a few years ago. I was underwhelmed. What I remember is getting a veal dish with an overly salty sauce (and I have a fairly high tolerance for saltiness). It may have been fine dining years ago when there wasn't much around, but now there are better choices. Many mentioned by other posters here.

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              Hungry I
              71 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114

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