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Jun 18, 2007 09:40 PM

Pavilion Club Dining At Fenway Park

Does anyone have any experience eating in the restaurant and//or concession stands in the Pavilion Club sections? I understand there is waitress service also.

Wondering if it is worth going hungry or not. Also, is there an actual sit down restaurant up there where one could (or would want to) dine ahead of time???

Thanks for any tips.

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  1. There is an actual restaurant, pretty much behind home plate on the pavilion level. We had $17 burgers (hot dogs may have been $12?), which were not terrible, though the fries were. As I recall, there is a pretty basic menu--a salad or two, a sandwich or two, and then a buffet that is all-you-can-eat until the end of the 3rd or 4th inning, I think.

    The concession stands seemed to be pretty standard. There is a limited menu at the seats--beer, wine, some snacks, and a couple of more substantial things (sorry, I'm blanking on what they are). Service is pretty quick, and they take plastic at the seats.

    Anyway, on the "is it worth it" question--for the chow, absolutely not. For the experience, maybe. I'm glad I tried the "restaurant," but I don't plan to do it again (if I'm lucky enough to be up there again--those seats are great!).

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    1. re: cmd

      Hmmm...not sounding so hot and no way am I paying $17 for a burger (or $12 for a dog). I assume the concession prices for a Fenway frank are more reasonable.... so maybe just a dog and a beer during the game....

      Do you know if there is any place in the Copley (that's where we are staying) or Kenmore Square area with good subs or stuff to bring in so we can dine al fresco?


      1. re: TrishUntrapped

        Yes, it is a little ridiculous. Concession prices are more reasonable (though still a little nutty...but I guess that goes with the territory).

        I don't know the rules for bringing food into the game, but this (currently active) thread has some suggestions:

        1. re: cmd

          You can definitely bring food into the game, I do it all the time with no problems. Unopened water bottles too!

    2. Our company seats are there, and my suggestion is to grab a bite before heading to the game. There is a restaurant inside, but I'd highly recommend steering away from it. The prices are outrageous, and the food is underwhelming to say the least. I generally stick to using the waitress for beer and popcorn...although be prepared to pay a hefty amount for that too!

      There are plenty of sub-type shops around Copley/Kenmore-- although I'm blanking at the moment for specifics.

      By the way-- enjoy the seats. They are phenomenal!

      1. Eat somewhere else before you go. I've eaten there several times, and it's no more than horrible Fenway Park food with waitress service. It's very overpriced.

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        1. re: CocoDan

          I agree. The seats are wonderful but it is totally overpriced and not worth it. The new head chef is Ron from Icarus in the South End and he is a well trained and amazing chef. I have a feeling that the food that the rest of us are fed is not the same as what he is making. Food is not the reason to go, the Sox are. GO SOX!!!

        2. Thank you all so much for sparing me what I am sure would have been an unpleasant meal! We'll get something before we go. I haven't been to Fenway in years and these tickets cost a pretty penny, so I am absolutely thrilled!!!

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          1. re: TrishUntrapped

            If you're staying around Copley you could hit Spike's Junkyard Dogs on the walk over. Pretty good hot dogs at a good price. I love Fenway franks, but a $5 Spikes dog eats like a meal where I could take down two or three $4 Fenway Franks.

            1. re: heWho

              Yeah but a sausage, pepper and onions from the Sausage Guy is better than a Spike's dog.

              1. re: Dax

                And where pray tell is this "Sausage Guy?"

                  1. re: TrishUntrapped

                    I second the sausage and peper & onion sandwich. The stands are everywhere and I'm not convinced the Suasage Guy is that much better than some of the others. I just let my senses guide me.

                    If you're more than a casual fan it may be worth walking by El Tiante's grill near Gate A.
                    A Cubano or sausage sandwich and the meeting of a Sox legend?
                    Doesn't get much better than that.

                    1. re: joestrummer

                      OMG, Luis Tiant has a restaurant near gate A??? (See how long I have been away!)

                      I am going to surprise my husband and take him to lunch there!!! I assume no reservations necessary?? Thanks for the rec!!!!

                      1. re: TrishUntrapped

                        No reservations possible, it's just a concession stand on Yawkey Way, past where you show your ticket to get in. El Tiante himself is usually there signing autographs before home games for people waiting in line to buy the Cubanos (which are not bad for ball park food).

                        1. re: GretchenS

                          Ahh... so when Joe said El Tiante's grill...he really did mean his "grill" rather than "Grill".... got it... I think we'll go for it! ;-) Thanks all...I am countin' the days!!!!

            2. I like sitting up there for the waitress service & better drink selection - The beer lines for rest of the park are outrageous and you can miss a whole inning just waiting in line!