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suggestions for restaurants near westin copley

I will be visiting Boston with my wife for a conference in October and am looking for suggestions of restaurants for dinner. We like all different types of foods. I am looking for one nice restaurant with price no object and a few good value priced restaurants. Thank you for your ideas.

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  1. There are several great restaurant close by. La Campania on Main Street in Waltham; Blue Ginger (owned by Ming Tsai) in Wellesley, the Lobster and Butterfish are their signature dishes and are fantastic; The Capital Grille in Chestnut Hill and also in Burlington; Fiorella's in Newtonville; Grappa in Watertown; Alta Strada in Wellesley; Charlies Eating and Drinking Saloon in the Chestnut Hill Mall; Grassfields in Waltham; Verona in Watertown (2 entrees for $30 incl salad and dessert); Not Your Average Joe's in Watertown.

    All of the above are GREAT. You will not be disappointed in any of them.

    Blue Ginger
    583 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482

    Alta Strada
    92 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02482

    La Campania
    504 Main St, Waltham, MA 02452

    187 North St, Newtonville, MA 02460

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    1. re: dojemi

      Those aren't near the Westin Copley; they'll require a car and a 20-30 minute drive (depending on traffic).

      Hammersley's for your pricey option. Very close by. One caveat: some people love it, some find it ridiculously overpriced.

      For the value end: Coda for low-key, unpretentious, dependable pub food. Pop's: food won't blow you away but won't cost a fortune either. Sit out in the back overlooking the garden. Franklin Cafe: can get crowded/noisy, and interior can be very dark. But food is very good.

      1. re: nightsky

        <Hammersley's for your pricey option. Very close by. One caveat: some people love it, some find it ridiculously overpriced.>

        imho Hamersley's is ridiculously delicious. :)

    2. with due respect the op is going to be in Back Bay, not in Waltham. Options nearby for your high end dinner include Sorrelina, L'Espalier, Lucca, all walkable. Walkable if you like walking, but a little further: Troquet, Hamersley Bistro, Erbaluce. Reasonably priced and near you: La Voile, Chez Jo, Bistro du Midi, Parrish Cafe particularly for lunch. A little further: for a great seafood experience Island Creek Oyster Bar near Fenway Park. Not far, Toro for excellent tapas, and Tico is quite close and is reasonably good tapas/drinks.

      774 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199

      La Voile
      261 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

      140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

      69 Church Street, Boston, MA 02116

      Bistro du Midi
      272 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

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

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      1. re: teezeetoo

        i'll ad brasserie jo to this fine list.

        1. re: hotoynoodle

          oh gosh i called it chez jo! thanks for adding it hotoy and I'll try to remember the right name. It's definitely a pleasant option.

      2. Sorrelina for the burn a company card restaurant...

        Douzo is good for sushi.

        Tico is good for tapas (Toro is better is you want to do a 10-15min walk).

        131 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116

        222 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116

        1. You have some good suggestions. You may want to go thru the hotel concierge to get that special table.

          1. Brasserie Jo
            La Voile

            La Voile
            261 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

            Brasserie Jo
            120 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

            1. Eastern Standard is withing walking distance in the opposite direction of many of current suggestions in Kenmore Square. Probably mid-range pricewise.

              Eastern Standard
              528 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

              1. Thank you all for your suggestions. i think we are going to try Hammersley's Bistro based on your recommendations. Also wondering what your opinion is on No. 9 Park and we will be at Westin Boston Waterfront on a friday night and was wondering people's opinion of Legal test kitchen,Salvatore's, Yankee Lobster fish market or any other suggestions you may have, Thanks again and I promise to give you feedback after my trip in October.

                Yankee Lobster
                300 Northern Ave, Boston, MA

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                1. re: bruiserdoc

                  Hamersley's and No. 9 are wonderful. The other places, not so much.

                  1. re: bruiserdoc

                    I dont like LTK or Salvatore's that much. That new restaurant strip is the hottest place inthe city right now. I have not been to Del Frisco's, the tequila place or Remy's but I did have drinks at the new Legal's which has a spectacular view. The cocktails were crap and the service was horrid though. And it's all $$$$.

                    Friday night will likely be pretty chaotic, too.