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Looking for lively place to take my Boston University daughter

We will be visiting next weekend - we took her to Stephanies and Limoncello a few weeks ago - all cuisines except Asian considered - we will have a few other guests with us so looking to spend around $30 to $40 per person - looking for a great atmosphere a great food - hopefully that exists!! We have a reservation at Taberna de Haro for the first night for tapas.

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  1. Russell House Tavern in Harvard Sq, Rendezvous in Central Sq, Highland Kitchen, Green Street Grill.

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    1. re: CookieLee

      Eastern Standard, Island Creek Oyster Bar in Kenmore Sq.

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      Eastern Standard
      528 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

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

    2. The Beehive in the South End is a fun restaurant. Island Creek Oyster Bar is another great space.

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

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      1. re: viperlush

        except the food at beehive is terrible.

        1. re: hotoynoodle

          I did have an unispiring meal (dinner) there last fall, but found the service and atmosphere to be great. And my guests enjoyed it.

          1. re: viperlush

            i too love the space and had hoped for better. but the "i'm such a hipster" attitude from the staff is a major turn-off to me when they can't make a remotely decent cocktail or give attentive service.

      2. Tico, East Coast Grill, Daryl's, Monday bar at Upstairs in the Square, Franklin Cafe, Toro.

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        Toro
        1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118

        East Coast Restaurant
        1456 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02122

        Tico
        222 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116

        1. In that general price range, my BU daughter always loved it when we went to Eastern Standard, Rendezvous in Central Square, Punjab Palace and The Helmand.

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          Eastern Standard
          528 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

          Punjab Palace
          109 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134

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          1. re: mvi

            The OP has another thread going. I posted Punjab Palace there, great minds... I love their vegetarian Thali.

          2. Second Eastern Standard and Island Creek Oyster Bar.

            Also, perhaps Publick House, Citizen or Coppa

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            Eastern Standard
            528 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

            Publick House
            1648 Beacon St, Brookline, MA

            Coppa
            253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118

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

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            1. re: rlee21

              Eastern Standard will be perfect - just be sure to get a reservation.

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              Eastern Standard
              528 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215