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With Hotel Commonwealth as its grand cornerstone, Kenmore Square is a charming neighborhood of the Back Bay and the true gateway to the many things to do in Boston. In addtion to being the landmark of historic site Red Sox Fenway park, Kenmore Square provides close proximity and easy access to Boston’s many neighborhoods as well as cultural, historic and leisure attractions, the area has an allure all its own.

Fenway Park: Home of the Red Sox

Overlooking historic Fenway Park, Hotel Commonwealth is the perfect choice for baseball fans and is within a short walking distance from the beloved home of the Boston Red Sox. 

Boston University:  Hotel Commonwealth's Avenue Neighbor

Home of the Boston Terriers, Boston University is the largest university in the city, founded in 1839. With over 16,000 full time undergraduates and over 8,500 full time graduate students, as well as a faculty of nearly 4,000, the University spans more than 13 acres right in the heart of Boston. 

With more than 100 colleges and universities located within its metropolitan area, Boston has been appropriately dubbed, "The Athens of America". Boston area schools include some of the oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the world. 

World Renowned Hospitals and Medical Centers

The Boston area is world renowned for its state-of-the-art hospitals and medical facilities. From teaching hospitals associated with the area's most prestigious universities, to community health centers, Boston offers the cutting-edge treatment and research that breaks new medical ground and expertly delivers successful patient care. 

Recognized as one of Boston's most upscale neighborhoods and attractions, the Back Bay stretches from the Charles River on the north to Newbury Street on the south and encompasses some of the city's most historic homes, businesses and high-end shopping and dining destinations.

Restaurants
Guide - Restaurants - Indian

Bombay Cafe

175 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115 617-247-0555

Description: BACK BAY. Bombay's lunch buffet is ideal for folks on the go, especially given its reasonable price. The cafe is also known for exceptional tandoori offerings, not to mention chicken, lamb, seafood, and vegetable dishes. In addition, you'll find homemade breads and chef specials. Chicken curry and lamb saag, along with stuffed nan (unleavened bread filled with potatoes, nuts, and spices), are particularly good. Casual dress.
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Bukhara Indian Bistro

701 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 617-522-2195

Description: JAMAICA PLAIN. Bukhara serves the best of both northern and southern Indian cuisine. The menu holds a treasure trove of spiced goodies including standard favorites like vindaloo and tandoori. This restaurant offers a very good lunch buffet for the working set looking for a quick lunch. Before heading back to work, definitely order a serving of the tropical mango ice cream-the smooth, sweet, and fruity taste will give you just the energy you need to finish your day! Reservations recommended, especially during weekends when this spot is buzzing.
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India Quality

484 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215 617-267-4499

Description: FENWAY DISTRICT. This Kenmore Square area Indian restaurant has a well-rounded menu that features homemade Indian breads and chicken, vegetable, and seafood entrees at very economical prices. The lunch options are plenteous and feature particularly appealing price tags. Entrees can come spiced to your liking, so be sure to notify your waitress of the degree of spice you prefer-mild, medium, or hot.
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Kashmir

279 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116 617-536-1695

Description: BACK BAY. Kashmir brings together excellent Indian cuisine and a relaxed environment. The pleasant interior invites guests to linger over heaping plates of vegetarian curry and tandoori rack of lamb. Outdoor patio dining is available too and makes for a great spot to catch the energy and action of Newbury Street. If you're looking for a quick lunch stop, Kashmir fits the bill with a convenient lunch buffet.
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Passage to India

157 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970 978-832-2200

Description: NORTH METRO. A short walk from the train station, this dining room serves tasty Indian fare that's tough to find north of Boston. Several varieties of naan and other authentic breads, masala dosa (crepes stuffed with potatoes and onions), lamb kebobs, and Goa shrimp curry stand out among the numerous menu items. Approximately 16 miles from Boston.
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Tanjore

18 Eliot St, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138 617-868-1900

Description: CAMBRIDGE. Not familiar with Indian food? Have no fear ­ the staff at Tanjore will help you select something good. The cuisine at this Harvard Square restaurant hails from a variety of regions in India, and the menu clearly denotes each recipe's roots. Entrees create a tasty combination of flavors, thanks to skillful blendings of herbs, spices, nuts, and lentils. The pleasant interior has a laid-back atmosphere, and the lunch buffet is a great, quick option for mid-day dining.
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