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j3a Jan 27, 2013 07:57 AM

looking for a clean cantonese style restaurant for dinner (not for dim sum)

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    mojospapi Feb 7, 2013 09:35 AM

    New Golden Gate

    1. KWagle Jan 28, 2013 05:51 PM

      If only you wanted to eat dim sum for dinner, then we could send you to Winsor Cafe, which serves dim sum until 9:30 or so every night, and also has a limited regular menu.

      If you're willing to eat Taiwanese food, Taiwan Cafe is excellent. I haven't been to BLR yet... shame on me.

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        nasilemak Jan 28, 2013 08:32 AM

        Jade Garden is also a good Cantonese spot.

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          Jenny Ondioline Jan 27, 2013 01:07 PM

          Out of curiosity, would you specify that you want a "clean" Italian restaurant in the North End?

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          1. re: Jenny Ondioline
            Luther Jan 27, 2013 10:00 PM

            Have you seen the floor in Peach Farm? It's pretty grimy, at least it was in 2011 when I decided that there's really no reason to ever go there when Best Little has them beat in every aspect.

            EDIT: I do agree with your basic argument here.

            1. re: Luther
              cambridgedoctpr Jan 28, 2013 06:43 AM

              i find the management at East Ocean more accomodating than the ones at Peach Farm; I do not think that there is much difference in the food though I admit that i should try PF again.

              1. re: Luther
                C. Hamster Jan 28, 2013 03:22 PM

                Peach Farm is a bit dingy.... I also like EOC better.

              2. re: Jenny Ondioline
                Science Chick Feb 7, 2013 10:19 AM

                Chinatown definitely has alot more small, dive-y type restaurants than does, say, the North End. In fact, alot of the go-to Chow recommendations in C-town are of this ilk. If the atmosphere is an issue for this particular meal, I don't think it is inappropriate to include that in one's request.

                1. re: Science Chick
                  Allstonian Feb 7, 2013 10:59 AM

                  Atmosphere is one thing. Cleanliness is another. Even "small, dive-y type restaurants" should be expected to be clean.

                  1. re: Allstonian
                    Science Chick Feb 7, 2013 11:05 AM

                    Indeed Allstonian....I agree completely! I was just trying to temper the discussion a bit. Appearances can be deceiving anyway...front of the house may look clean, and the kitchen could be a disaster!

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                RoyRon Jan 27, 2013 12:16 PM

                My two favorites are East Ocean City and The Peach Farm. East Ocean has a slightly nicer decor and features excellent seafood, a lot of it from the tanks they have in the restaurant.

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