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Where To Dine Near The Wilbur Theater?

Northstar22 Mar 3, 2009 05:30 PM

Going to a show sat night with some fussy easy eaters. I was thinking Ivy or something in Chinatown. Anythoughts. Any help would be be great,

  1. BobB Mar 4, 2009 01:11 PM

    It's not too far a walk to Marliave, where the unadventurous can get exceptionally well-prepared simple things like a burger, pot roast or pastrami sandwich.

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      Blumie Mar 4, 2009 12:39 PM

      I think Teatro is the perfect choice for a fussy eater. The food is very good, and most everyone can find something they like there.

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      1. re: Blumie
        alwayscooking Mar 4, 2009 01:02 PM

        Varied menu and great drinks. I find it very loud and very crowded theater nights (and the tables against the wall are very close together). The food can be uneven.

      2. Matt H Mar 4, 2009 11:16 AM

        Alot of good recommendations here already.

        In Chinatown my favorite places are Taiwan Cafe and Peach Farm, Xinh Xinh for Vietnamese or Penang for Malay.

        Downtown Crossing there is Bina, Ivy (some decent dishes) and Silvertone for something a bit more casual.

        Troquet across from the Common or Pigalle in the Theatre District.

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          ShelT54 Mar 4, 2009 11:07 AM

          Intermission Lounge is quick, reasonably priced comfort food.

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            PorkTerrine Mar 4, 2009 10:42 AM

            If you can afford it, BiNA

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              mwk Mar 4, 2009 10:07 AM

              I'm assuming "fussy" means "not adventurous"? If so, they might like Jacob Wirth. I wouldn't call it gourmet food, but I had a nice meal there a couple of weeks ago. I think it's a decent place and reasonably-priced. The atmosphere is fun, too.

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                Allstonian Mar 4, 2009 10:41 AM

                I've had a fun experience and a more disappointing experience at Jacob Wirth's in the past few months. The atmosphere is indeed fun, but the second time I went, with visiting relatives, we struggled for the attention of our waitress, who was busy but also clearly focused much more closely on her regulars. In fact, she chided us for not letting her know when one of our party of four was apparently forgotten and didn't get his entree until close to half an hour after the rest of us. However, she never actually checked our table during that half-hour, or we would have let her know much sooner!

                One other warning - make a reservation. They get packed with pre-show crowds.

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                  C. Hamster Mar 4, 2009 11:01 AM

                  The atmosphere is fun, the beer is good, but IMO the food is terrible. Especially the German fare.

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                    Allstonian Mar 4, 2009 11:06 AM

                    Agreed - as a fan of German food, I bristle every time some poor soul posts on this board looking for German restaurants and somebody recommends Jacob Wirth's. But I quite enjoyed an assortment of appetizers we ordered on our first visit - calamari, pretzels, and so on.

                2. alwayscooking Mar 3, 2009 06:12 PM

                  Ditto - need more definition of the eaters or restaurant you'd like. Can you name restaurant you enjoy for a comparable one in the neighborhood?

                  On the more expensive side is the newly opened (and awesome) Bina Osteria.

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                    y2000k Mar 3, 2009 06:08 PM

                    What does 'fussy easy eaters" mean?

                    Plenty of choices in Chinatown, or try Montien for Thai.

                    More expensive choices include Teatro, Avila, Pigalle, BiNA, Troquet.

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