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We are going to see Rent on Tuesday. Any dinner suggestions? I was thinking Pigalle, but then I read on this board that it went down hill. Their $40 prix-fixe looked tempting. Any other suggestions in this price range or cheaper? It doesn't need to be fancy. I could even go for a really fabulous burger (though that seems to be hard to find). I would prefer new American, French, Italian, Spanish. No Chinese, Indian, Thai, Mexican, Japanese.

Thanks so much!

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  1. Teatro is good (Italian). It's just up the street.

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    1. re: BackBayGirl

      I have heard that Teatro can be loud and hard to hold a conversation...is that the case even on the early side, like 6pm? A group of us are thinking of going before a show on Saturday, but we haven''t seen each other for a long time, so it would be good to be able to converse easily.

    2. Both Teatro and Troquet are my go to pre-theater restaurants.

      1. A short walk from the Theater-
        Marliave which has a variety of different meal options -and a range of price points.

        Silvertones which is inexpensive comfort American comfort food. While I love Silvertones- I would not recommend the burger there- my DC had it last week and found it over cooked-and very dry. Both are up near the Park St T stop (Im the worst with those street names).

        Also closer to the Theatre-
        Jacob Wirths- German Fare and beers,

        Via Matta which may be a bit beyond the $40 range if drinks are included-but is upscale Italian.

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        1. re: fmcoxe6188

          Marliave does an outstanding burger - nice and thick on a house-made bun, with rosemary-dusted fries.