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Aug 14, 2006 12:52 PM

Dinner before the Pavillion

Any suggestions for a *reasonable* dinner before a concert at Bank of America Pavillion? Something not too formal, not too expensive but great food...


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  1. Yankee Lobster right next to the pavillion is now serving dinner. Eastern Pier asian restaurant is next to the World Trade Center. A little more upscale would be Legal Test Kitchen.

    1. Eastern Pier has great Hong Kong-style seafood dishes. It's a bit downscale, though (although they have a great outdoor deck).

      How about Cafe Porto Bello in Southie? Excellent Italian food, and pretty casual...

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      1. re: hiddenboston

        stay away from cafe porto bello in southie. i swear they use uncle ben's in the risotto, and my husband seen the owner across the street at the stop and shop loading up on frozen ravioli. it's eye-talian food.

        I also cannot abide by Easter Pier. I find it standard gloppy americanized chinese fair. but I could be ordering the wrong things.

        oh, but to answer your question, you can try Lucky's on A and Congress or the bar at Aura which is not nearly as pricy as the dining room (but we are talking 10 buck burgers -- remember gratuity is included). Or the Channel Cafe. And the walk from Aquarium is really doable if you want to try Sel de la Terre. I've only had drinks at the Birch Bar in the new Westin, so I can't comment on the food in the bar or Sauceity....

        1. re: eLizard

          Eastern Pier really has two menus rolled into one; the Americanized Chinese food and the authentic Hong Kong seafood dishes. You might want to go again and try the seafood there.

          Lucky's is a good time. I love the slight tackiness of the place, and the comfort food is really good there.

          1. re: hiddenboston

            Thanks so much. do you have any specific recommendations for EP?

            1. re: eLizard

              I'm not a big seafood eater, so unfortunately, I can't vouch for that part of the menu. But I do like the Singapore-style curry noodles with chicken and shrimp there, LOVE the hot and sour soup (about the best I've had), and enjoy the sizzling steak with black bean sauce and garlic.

      2. I thought about LTK...And Lucky's is a great idea. Is there anything else I'm forgetting around South Station that will make it easy for a jump onto the Silver Line?

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        1. re: looking4delicious

          All of chinatown, les zygomates, and sorriso. All a stone's throw frome the silver line.