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Burren vs. Foundry on Elm - Davis Sq?

jmckhobbs Sep 20, 2013 04:51 PM

Going to a 7:30 show at the Davis Sq Theater and looking for 6pm-ish dinner beforehand. Only factor is interesting food, maybe some atmosphere - beer on tap/cocktails not a factor. Which would you recommend?

  1. j
    jmckhobbs Sep 21, 2013 11:21 AM

    thanks to all, looking forward to Posto tonight (and they have parking!)

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      Parsnipity Sep 21, 2013 09:40 AM

      Would recommend the food at Posto over either. Redbones has lovers and detractors but you have to be in the mood for BBQ either way. Foundry has underwhelmed me. The Burren is not about the food- it's an afterthought. You could also consider Spoke, the new wine bar from the Dave's people. We had some excellent and very interesting small plates from them recently, the atmosphere is really nice, and they do have full entree size plates as well.

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      1. re: Parsnipity
        opinionatedchef Sep 21, 2013 10:21 PM

        yes, what a lovely little spot. hope she does well there.

      2. steinpilz Sep 21, 2013 04:19 AM

        There's also Redbones excellent BBQ, good beer also:



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          redips Sep 21, 2013 04:15 AM

          I agree with Jenny. The Burren is actually kind of gross and the service (and food for that matter) has always been sub par at the foundry.

          Take a look at the following...

          - Five Horses
          - Posto
          - Painted Burro (hit and miss with the food, but I like the scene)
          - M3 (Deep south style food... if that's your thing)

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            jmckhobbs Sep 21, 2013 03:59 AM

            Thanks, Jenny. Perhaps somewhere else in the neighborhood?

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              Jenny Ondioline Sep 20, 2013 09:19 PM

              Honestly, neither is great, but the Burren certainly has nothing whatsoever in the way of interesting food.

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              1. re: Jenny Ondioline
                opinionatedchef Sep 21, 2013 10:20 PM

                i mostly agree with you. The burger tastes like cardboard. BUT if you do have to eat there, i have found that the Thai Steak Salad is excellent. go figure (another food-disgruntled patron told me about it.hooray) Also like the warm spinach salad w/ portobellos and mushrooms. My Love alw gets the fish escondida(?) which is way too basic for me but he likes it fine. And their soup (Soup Factory) can be good. They must trade their cooks back and forth w/Johnny D's.....

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