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Where to bring my niece for her 13th bday

liza8402 Jul 9, 2013 04:37 PM

Any ideas? Trying to think of someplace fun, cool and memorable.

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  1. C. Hamster RE: liza8402 Jul 9, 2013 05:13 PM

    What kind if food does she like?

    My 13 year old niece is sort of fussy....

    Also location and price point?

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      liza8402 RE: liza8402 Jul 9, 2013 06:14 PM

      She's not incredibly picky. She loves steak, traditional American fare, italian, etc. Anywhere in Boston proper should be ok. Price point -- around $20/dish is ok too (whole family is coming, I should actually mention that this will be lunch, not dinner.) I'd like something that is somewhat special -- was thinking the Prudential as it's a neat experience for out of towners, but she has been there a few times now.

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        C. Hamster RE: liza8402 Jul 9, 2013 06:51 PM

        Well the first thing that comes to mind is Q Hot Pot in Chinatown.

        I took my niece and her friend there last summer and they loved it.

        Not sure if Asian is up her ally but it's a nice, sleek place and hot pot is fun.

        But I'll keep thinking.

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          teezeetoo RE: C. Hamster Jul 9, 2013 08:14 PM

          Coppa, Myers & Chang or, if there aren't tons of you, outside at the Salty Pig.

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        GaryK RE: liza8402 Jul 10, 2013 06:27 AM

        We took our daughter and friends to Osaka Japanese Steakhouse in Coolidge Corner for her 12th birthday and they had a great time. Sort of like the old Benihana, there are teppan-style grills at large tables with a chef who cuts up meat and vegetables and puts on a big show. It will definitely be memorable (although the food is somewhat generic). Don't know if they do the grills at lunch, you'll need to check.

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          mabelm4050 RE: GaryK Jul 10, 2013 09:02 AM

          I'll second Osaka, our teenagers love it for a special night out. Then there's fun shops around, Brookline Booksmith, JP Licks, etc. to enjoy after lunch.

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