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Oct 3, 2008 12:40 PM

Where to eat near Symphony Hall

We will be two adults and a 15 year old who is somewhat picky but likes Chinese food, burgers, salads (no Thai food or anything more exotic). Looking for a place within quick walking of Symphony Hall, and perhaps near a parking garage or other place we can park. Brasserie Jo's worth considering? where would you park?

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  1. Conor Larkins is a cool little bar/restaurant with nice American food. Burgers, sandwhiches and the like. I was surprised at how good it was. Really close to Symphony.

    329 Huntington Ave
    Boston, MA 02115

    1. I always enjoy Brasserie Jo. Good food, lively atmosphere, decent prices for the area. But, I don't know if there is anything that the teen would eat. Maybe steak frites? Better check out the menu online first if you are considiering there.

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      1. re: pemma

        Brasserie Jo's menu is pretty accessible. About a half dozen variations on steak, some plainish chicken and fish dishes, you should be fine.

        It's not my favorite French in town, but it's perfectly reliable; they have terrific warm French bread. I personally think it's too loud, but this is subjective, and regardless, the symphony would offset it.

        The very closest garage is under the Mother Church across the street from Symphony Hall. It's a nice midpoint if you eat at Brasserie Jo and then head to the symphony.

      2. As for parking, walkable to Brasserie Jo and other restaraunts and Symphony Hall, you could park at the garage by the Whole Foods, I think it's called the Symphony Garage. I think it's about $18 for concerts, but I think you can get a few bucks off with Symphony Hall ticket stub. Another option I know of is the Dalton St. garage across from the Sheraton. It might be a little cheaper -- around $11 at night.

        1. That's a tough one. The restaurants near Symphony Hall are not that great and your daughters tastes would be very hard to fill.

          The Brasserie Jo possibility in the Colonade Hotel is probably your best bet. It is a 10-15 minute walk and you would be able to park in the hotel garage.

          If all else fails, there is a Cheesecake Factory across from Brasserie Jo. And the Pru garage gives a discount if you show your Symphony ticket stub (after 6:00).

          Brasserie JO
          120 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

          1. It is not a chowish answer but ... there is an Uno's down there near a parking garage (which is on a side street). Might work for the picky eater.