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Jan 24, 2007 06:22 AM

Dining and entertainment combined?

Where's a good place in the metro Boston area that has a great dinner and entertainment combination?

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  1. r u talking like a dinner show, like a mystery dinner theatre. Or just dining with some music too?

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    1. re: lexpatti

      Hmm..I guess a bit of all the above...just something interesting to go along w/dining. Not a club-goer (outgrown that, I guess), but like the idea of something to see/do along w/or after the meal. Thanks!

      1. re: chowciao

        If you love Jazz and Southern food, see my comment and website below for a great time at Bob's Southern Bistro. Love this place. Upcoming Fat Tuesday is a great time - crowded!!! People enjoying good food, good music.

    2. MEDIEVAL TIMES!!!!!!!!!

      Boston, thankfully, doesn't go in for that food/entertainment combo.

      Some places, such as Les Zygomates, have jazz during dinner. Lucky's has a Sinatra brunch.

      Another option may be to get tickets at the A.R.T. and then take advantage of one of the restaurant deals at Harvard Sq. restaurants for ticket holders----usually a $30-40 3-course dinner with a glass of wine at Conundrum, Craigie St. or Upstairs.

      1. The belly dancer at Karoun in Newton! Food is good, belly dancer is fun, and they even let the brithday boy wear the fez if he asks nicely. Or at least they did for our party. We really enjoyed it.

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        1. re: Chris VR

          The belly dancing and the food are MUCH better at the Middle East in Cambridge. The Karoun staff are not the most welcoming.

          1. re: ShakeNBake

            I found the waitstaff at Karoun for our table very patient and welcoming; might be a matter of individual waitstaff, rather than a universal trait of the restaurant.

            1. re: limster

              Same here. But Middle East is a good suggestion too!

        2. I was at Cesaria in Dorchester on a Saturday night and they had a lovely Cape Verdean crooner. Food was good too!

          1. DoubleMan we don't have Medieval Times but we do have the medieval manor - in the south end. you know, if you're into that type of thing.

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            1. re: joneats

              Oops, my bad. Wrote the wrong name.

              1. re: joneats

                Medieval Manor is still open? I live around the corner from there, and I just assumed it met with a much-deserved demise years ago. I'd love to see a post from someone who's been in more recently that 15 years ago.

                Belly dancing can also be found at the Middle East and at Tangierino. DJs and food at The Enormous Room, at Middlesex Lounge, and at River Gods. I haven't seen it lately, but Central Kitchen occasionally had performers, like one guy and an acoustic guitar.

                1. re: MC Slim JB

                  central kitchen then head upstairs to the enormous room