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Eating out without breaking the bank

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Eating out without breaking the bank

We are finding food and wine very expensive in the restaurants (we are near Copley). Steak is regularly priced around $40 and the cheapest wine the same - help I don't want to spend the vacation in Wendy's where are the better value eats/drinks?

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11. Re: Eating out without breaking the bank

Eat in bars/gastropubs for better value. Also some restaurants like McCormick Schmick and high end steakhouses like Flemings offer great value food happy hours early evening where you can eat really well for very little.

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12. Re: Eating out without breaking the bank

Another place to check out is McCormick and Schmick's. They have a happy hour food menu at the bar on week days.

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13. Re: Eating out without breaking the bank

Agree that steak dinners are typically splurges. Agree steak tips in a pub for a deal. You'll find good food at good prices in pubs or out near the universities. Harvard Square and Central Square Cambridge have good cheap eats.

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14. Re: Eating out without breaking the bank

Another suggestion is to have your steak at lunch, sometimes the prices are lower. Or, at a bistro like Petit Robert or Frenchies in the South End. Both are an easy walk from Copley Square. Their steak frites is always a hit with my meat and potato friends.

http://www.petitrobertbistro.com/

https://www.frenchieboston.com/

Another budget gem in the Back Bay is Cafe Jaffa on Gloucester Street. It is Middle Eastern with great hearty meat options.

http://www.cafejaffa.net/menu.html

Penny

"The true traveler is he who goes on foot, and even then, he sits down a lot of the time."

Colette, Paris From My Window, 1944 French novelist (1873 - 1954)

Edited: 28 November 2017, 18:42
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15. Re: Eating out without breaking the bank

I just checked Eastern Standard in Kenmore Square's lunch menu. A grilled flat iron is $23 at lunch or dinner.

https:/…dinner

Penny

"The true traveler is he who goes on foot, and even then, he sits down a lot of the time."

Colette, Paris From My Window, 1944 French novelist (1873 - 1954)

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