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Looking for suggestions for a birthday celebration dinner this Sunday.

Birthday boy will be turning 17. Family of four including 13 year old daughter.

Perhaps a steakhouse?

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  1. where? budget?

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    1. re: Madrid

      And does the birthday boy have anything that he loves or hates?

    2. Are you looking for a 'fun' environment or a 'sophisticated' one?

      1. My son likes Fire and Ice, Burton's, or (not my choice!) Chunky's.

        1. I recently was at Fogo de Chao with a small group of high school and college kids. They loved it.

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          1. re: black_lab

            Good idea, esp if OP thinks a steakhouse would be a good fit.

          2. Thanks for your suggestions.

            My son is reasonably adventurous. He likes the idea of a healthy diet.

            He's been overseas to Costa Rica, Turkey and Italy and managed to eat reasonably well while there.

            He enjoys Indian and Chinese food but left to his own devices he's pretty much a pizza, meat and potatoes kind of guy. He's a teenage boy after all.

            My wife came up with Tango in Arlington as a strong possibility.

            1. Tango looks good. I don't live too far from there, but it's never been on my radar. I would like to try it.

              1. Churrasco rodizio seems like a no-fail idea.

                That family that shares Chinese hotpot together has a good dinner together.

                Korean BBQ is another fun, slightly unconventional (by Western standards), delicious meal.

                Bowling and Flatbread Pizza.

                I took my teenage nephews to one of those chicken / steak / shrimp teppanyaki-ish joints (Shogun in W. Newton), and they loved it: unchallenging food with a tableside show.

                http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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                1. re: MC Slim JB

                  All of these are spot-on ideas that combine good chow with a fun time without going the Dave & Busters route :)

                  1. re: MC Slim JB

                    All good ideas