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best bets for Client dinner near Faneuil Hall

gb.la Oct 1, 2012 10:34 AM

I'm looking for a nice place to take a few advertising agency clients out for dinner and drinks near their office in the Finanial district, on Broad St , south of State St, east of Congress . Walking distance would be best, say a few blocks.

thanks in advance.

Glen from L.A.

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    pasuga Oct 1, 2012 01:39 PM

    Could you give us some more specifics? How many people, price point, food preferences (Italian, seafood, need vegetarian options), atmosphere? Thanks.

    1. Bob Dobalina Oct 1, 2012 02:07 PM

      Are they Mad Men types? I would suggest Trade, Del Frisco, Radius, depending on your price point.

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        teezeetoo Oct 1, 2012 02:15 PM

        +1 to Bob's selections, though I would order them as Radius, Trade and only Del Frisco if they are solely steak and martini folks. You are near enough the seaport to add Daily Catch which is good for Italian and less expensive than the other suggestions if that's a consideration.

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          FinnFPM Oct 1, 2012 03:02 PM

          Third on Radius. That's definitely seen as one of the best "take the clients" places down here.

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            libertywharf Oct 1, 2012 03:03 PM

            I like trade but Morton's IMHO is the best bet for steak in the seaport district. Head to the tamo bar in the seaport hotel for drinks before, then Jerry Remy's after dinner.

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          Gordough Oct 1, 2012 03:24 PM

          To the people suggesting Liberty Wharf options, how does those qualify as "a few blocks" walk per the OP's request?

          I like the Radius suggestion and would also add No. 9 Park, Moo... and Oceanaire.

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            libertywharf Oct 1, 2012 03:44 PM

            Trade is a few blocks, mortons is ten to fifteen minutes but worth the trip.
            Smith and wolensky is next to trade and within the few blocks request.

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            9lives Oct 1, 2012 04:10 PM

            Oceanairre or Ruth Chris are both close to Faniiel Hall and would make for a good business dinner

            . City Landing has great service...and will make a biz dinner go well.

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              libertywharf Oct 1, 2012 05:38 PM

              Ruth Chris is a great suggestion and a nice easy walk. School street is one of the nicest streets in Boston.

            2. Kat Oct 1, 2012 04:28 PM

              I would also suggest Radius.

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                teezeetoo Oct 1, 2012 07:07 PM

                i'm curious as to why you'd come to Boston and have someone recommend you eat at a chain steakhouse however high end? aren't the Morton's, Ruths Chris and Del Frisco the same wherever they are? wouldn't any OP pretty much know what those are all about and hope this board would suggest some local options? Just asking....

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                  C. Hamster Oct 1, 2012 07:38 PM

                  Me too.

                  You can get those dining experiences in most large cities. I'd not recommend Morton's, DeFriso or Smith and W (horrible), jerry remy's is generic mega sports bar with bad food and 100 tvs .< just so you know. (I do there on occasion admitted
                  If you insist on walking (which I would recommend against) then Radius would be my suggestion.

                  If you can do a cheap cab or the T the world is your oyster ... Most specifically East Coast oyster Bar or Eastern Standard or all the multitude of places in beacon hill and back bay: No. 9 Park, Bistro du Midu, Troquet, Grill 23, mistral...

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                    Gordough Oct 1, 2012 08:23 PM

                    I think you meant Island Creek Oyster Bar. Regardless, No. 9 Park is an easy 6-7 min walk from Broad/State streets depending on how fast you walk.

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