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Mar 29, 2013 05:37 PM

Any suggestions for fun, trendy, funky dinner for a 14 year girls bday

This is very last minute planning... my daughter who is turning 14 has changed her mind a couple times but we finally decided and its going to be tomorrow evening. It will be about 7-10 of her friends and we are trying to find some place that's funky, cute, trendy, fun, etc. We live north of Boston but totally open and up for any suggestions!! Thanks to anyone who replies!

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    1. re: opinionatedchef

      Cuchi Cuchi would be a blast. Another thought: bet the girls would enjoy Painted Burro in Davis Sq., hip, fun and you can probably get a reservation if you go earlyish.

    2. How adventurous are these kids? I can think of a lot of places I consider "funky cute trendy fun", but that doesn't mean the typical teenager will enjoy eating there.

      My first thought is the fancy-ish faux-Mex joints that have spread over Boston like weeds. They have some atmosphere, aren't too expensive, would likely welcome a group like this with adult supervision, and won't challenge the typical young person with anything too traditional.

      Consider Lolita, Mija Cantina, Papagayo, Tico, Temazcal, Rosa Mexicano, and Barrio Cantina. And make reservations.

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      1. re: MC Slim JB

        MC, think an early bird special at Ming's new place might work? What about Blue, the Santos place?

        1. re: Bob Dobalina

          Blue Dragon does not take reservations for less than 10. It is a relatively small place with tight seating and Ming considers it a Pub. Not sure how comfortable a group of teenagers would feel.

      2. What about any tapas restaurant like Solea in Waltham?

        Given the last minute nature, for Saturday night with a group that large...gonna be tough anywhere.

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        1. re: Bob Dobalina

          agreed. If there are a lot more like my nieces, the college kids home for the holidays will be out in droves. These gals are meeting up with high school buddies and heading into the city tonight and asked me a similar question-what's cool and trendy these days. I suggested Island Creek, ES and Blue Dragon.

        2. Empire might be worth a look

          1. I know you've probably already picked a place, but for any parties in the future, I'd recommend a Japanese steakhouse, like Ruyi in Lexington or Fuji in Needham (yeah, that's a haul if you live north of Boston, but it's the better of the two.) I don't know anyone that age who doesn't enjoy watching the chef cook and set stuff on fire.