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dinner rec in back bay

staying at hotel in back bay this sunday night. can anyone recommend nice restaurant for dinner and brunch on monday?

nothing too fancy. $20-30 entrees. thanks.

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  1. Eastern Standard and/or Island Creek Oyster Bar in Kenmore Sq are both great places and within two minutes walking distance of each other.

    1. I like Eastern Standard and Island Creek but they are a bit of a walk from Back Bay so it depends on whether you want to head out that way. If you say what hotel you are at and how close to it you want to be on Monday, we can give you some other suggestions.

      1. Brasseri Jo would work for either.

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        1. re: pemma

          thanks all. i've been to eastern standard and island creek many times. especially like island creek but wanted to try someplace different. was considering brasserie jo. any place else within walking distance?

          1. re: bkny10128

            Are you against walking to the South End? It's so much better than the Back Bay.

            1. re: FinnFPM

              not at all although forecasting rain but definitely would appreciate recs in south end. thanks.

        2. Bistro duMidi
          Troquet ($) and fancy sorry
          Davios
          Via Matta
          Sel de la terre

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          1. re: C. Hamster

            great recs. been to troquet a couple of times and really enjoyed it. will explore the others. thanks.

          2. South End

            Hamersley's Bistro
            Gaslight
            Gallows
            Union
            Toro
            Coppa
            Estragon
            The deluxe (Not fancy:-))
            Aquitaine
            Butcher Shop
            Meyers and Chang
            Oiishi (sp)

            Back to back bay

            Douzo
            Salty pig
            Coda

            1. How about La Voile?

              1. Has anyone noticed that OP asked for monday brunch recs? I'm actually curious myself as to whether or not any of these places do weekday brunch. In my experience, most certainly don't

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                1. re: FinnFPM

                  I don't know anyplace that does Monday brunch, you're right.

                  But there's Mike and Patty's, Paramount, Charlie's etc

                  1. re: C. Hamster

                    We actually tried to go to Mike & Patty's on Saturday and were disappointed to discover that they are on some sort of unexplained hiatus. The place was "closed until further notice." It appears that this has been going on for almost a month. We called the shop's number and the outbound message gave no further info. Maybe someone here knows something...?

                    1. re: FinnFPM

                      Brasserie Jo does a lovely breakfast. Good potatoes and hollandaise, lots of coffee refills.