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Quick Dinner/Drinks before Wicked at Opera House

MyrnEats Sep 17, 2007 12:04 PM

My husband and I are going to see Wicked next week at the Opera House (Thursday night) and were looking at a quick place to have drinks and food before the show.

-Someplace near the Boston Opera House that is fairly quick (we are driving from South of Boston so we need to park, eat and get to the show).

-Upscale bar area to sit

-Interested more in great appetizers than a meal.

Would prefer not to go to No. 9 Park. What else would you recommend in that area?

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    Northender RE: MyrnEats Sep 17, 2007 12:25 PM

    Try grabbing a seat at the bar at Teatro on Tremont Street. Great appetizers and wine and beer lists.

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    1. re: Northender
      9lives RE: Northender Sep 18, 2007 05:58 AM

      Already some good ideas. I'll throw out 1 more..Bar at Blu in the LA Sports Club. I haven't been lately so not up to date on the food...has anyone?

    2. gini RE: MyrnEats Sep 17, 2007 12:50 PM

      Be aware that the bar at Teatro is packed with people post-work and pre-theater. It is a great idea, but you might end up feeling really cramped.

      I quite like Montien for a quick bite - good Thai with an interesting "authentic" menu you have to ask for. Decent bar/drink options.

      Pigalle could also work.

      Troquet has a tiny little bar at the back of the first floor if you're inclined. Not much of a scene at all.

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      1. re: gini
        hotoynoodle RE: gini Sep 17, 2007 02:15 PM

        they moved the bar to the front, but it still feels isolated and weird.

        the bristol lounge is right there too.

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        jennyt RE: MyrnEats Sep 17, 2007 03:50 PM

        You might want to try Ivy restaurant on Temple Place - it is one of the cross streets off Washington towards Downtown Crossing from the theatre. They have tapas, a nice bar area etc. Here is the link if you want to check it out:

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          MyrnEats RE: jennyt Sep 18, 2007 06:16 AM

          Thank you for the recommendations. I think we are going to try our luck with finding a seat at Teatro. Thank you for the reminder about Ivy Restaurant though. I had forgotten all about that place. We are in the area a great deal so we'll have to try some of the other recs here.

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