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Bar Menu at Davio's

pasta Nov 4, 2009 10:32 AM

Any thoughts on the bar menu at Davio's? We are going to the Citi Center on Saturday night and a friend suggested we try this for dinner. We are looking for a cozy bar menu experience, as opposed to a full course meal, so any other recomendations would be appreciated.
Thank you.

75 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116

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  1. hotoynoodle RE: pasta Nov 4, 2009 10:54 AM

    i like the bar menu at davio's, but it's definitely not a cozy place and will be jammed on a saturday night. maybe davinci across the street.

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    1. re: hotoynoodle
      Northender RE: hotoynoodle Nov 4, 2009 11:24 AM

      Isn't there a small "food bar" that looks into the kitchen which is also away from the main bar. If I recall, that is a smaller space and much quieter.

      1. re: Northender
        gaucho14 RE: Northender Nov 5, 2009 04:05 AM

        Try Avila right down the street from Davio's (and closer to the theatre). Same owners, more expansive bar menu, and the environment is much more sedate than Davio's on a Saturday night.

        75 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116

        1. re: gaucho14
          pasta RE: gaucho14 Nov 9, 2009 09:52 AM

          Thanks for this suggestion. We did try it and while it was a mixed experience, we will definetly keep it on the radar for our next pre-theatre. The bar was full but we were able to have a conversation without shouting, which was very nice. Food was mixed, but overall good. Big disappointment was my husbands lamb pocket, which was supposed to be garnished with lettuce and tomato and was more like a lettuce sandwich garnished with lamb! My grilled shrimp were nicely seasoned and cooked just right. Steak spring rolls were delicious. The menu was nicely varied and the people sitting next to us, who said they were regulars, raved about the pasta dishes. All in all a nice option within easy walking distance to the theatre.

        2. re: Northender
          Joanie RE: Northender Nov 5, 2009 04:20 AM

          Yes, they do have the food bar. Perhaps a little quieter but the restaurant in general is fairly loud.

          1. re: Joanie
            hotoynoodle RE: Joanie Nov 5, 2009 05:58 AM

            and a working kitchen on a saturday night in a large busy restaurant is neither quiet nor cozy. (think banging pans and plates...)

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