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Pre-theater dinner in Boston?

lroldan Jan 16, 2002 09:24 AM

Can anyone suggest a good and reasonably priced restaurant near or in the Theater District of Boston? Suitable before a show?

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    Karen RE: lroldan Jan 16, 2002 01:28 PM

    I hope I don't elicit a big "boo" from all the foodies for this, but two pretty good, reasonably-priced choices around there are P.F. Chang's (Chinese - not "authentic," but tasty) and Maggiano's Restaurant (family style Italian). For dessert, Finale is great but very pricey.

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      galleygirl RE: Karen Jan 16, 2002 01:37 PM

      BOOOOO!!!! Just kidding...But really, why would you go to PFChangs when the real Chinatown is a block away in the other direction? Troquet, 57, Bonfire, Pigalle---all have been reviewed here, for pre-theatre...You should probably search a few, or scroll back--it's a pretty common discussion...Even Legal Seafoods is nearby...

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        galleygirl RE: galleygirl Jan 16, 2002 02:45 PM

        Hope that last post didn't sound brusque---it's just that the question seems to come up a lot, so you might get more out of scrolling back than getting new answers..And I realize you asked for reasonable, so some that I mentioned might be out..But I forgot about Penang,at the edge of Chinatown,a block from the theatres,and more "accessible" if you don't go to Ctown a lot....

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          terryc RE: galleygirl Jan 17, 2002 09:42 AM

          Agree with the above. PF Chang is ersatz Asian and Maggiano's is ersatz Italian. And Boston has plenty of the non-ersatz real thing in the North End (too far from the theater district, true) and Chinatown (closer). In the district itself, better to try some place with its unique brand of integrity like the Bristol Lounge or Jake Wirth's. Pravda 116 also can be fun.

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