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Restaurants near Berklee College of Music

wpepin Dec 9, 2009 03:39 PM

Looking for a nice place, not a chain, before the Straight No Chaser concert next week. Italian, American, Steak, nothing to funky as the concert is the star of the night. Thanks for your help.

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    montuori RE: wpepin Dec 9, 2009 04:56 PM

    My go-tos before Berklee shows are either Woody's (on Hemenway St. ... excellent pizza and beer) or Eastern Standard in Kenmore Square. Enjoy the show!

    1. peregrine RE: wpepin Dec 9, 2009 05:52 PM

      If Indian isn't too funky for you, Bindhi Bazaar is across the bridge over the Mass. Pike on the opposite side of Mass. Ave. from Berklee. It's a two-minute walk and an excellent restaurant.

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        Ricardo Malocchio RE: wpepin Dec 10, 2009 05:27 AM

        Close-by steak joints: Abe & Louis', The Capital Grille
        Close-by american: Woody's

        None of these could be described as "too funky" for anything, but the steak joints are pricey. Personally, I like Pho Basil for Vietnamese and Thai food in a casual-but-stylish setting (great pho, bun, and bubble-tea).

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          Infomaniac RE: Ricardo Malocchio Dec 10, 2009 05:42 AM

          Which is closer, A&L or CG?
          Early Christmas present for me this Saturday night at Berklee for the Hammer Of The Gods show.

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            hotoynoodle RE: Infomaniac Dec 10, 2009 06:06 AM

            capital is a stone's throw.

        2. nsenada RE: wpepin Dec 10, 2009 05:44 AM

          Brasserie Jo is nearby

          1. BostonZest RE: wpepin Dec 10, 2009 06:08 AM

            The "not a chain" lets our Capitol Grille and A & L, they are both part of chains. But, if I were recommending a restaurant with more than one location, it would be Sel de la Terre at the Prudential center. Each SDLT has it's own chef and slightly different menu ( I've over heard servers explain why an item that is on one menu is not on another.)

            The Pan Pacific food is great at Island Hopper on Mass Ave between Newbury and Commonwealth.

            And you could do Streak Frite at La Voile on Newbury between Gloucester and Fairfield. They seem able to make any time you drop in feel like a special occasion.


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              cookingmylife RE: BostonZest Dec 12, 2009 10:54 AM

              Thanks for answering my unasked question. We too will be at the Hammer of the Gods tonight and Bhindi Bazaar first. I must say LaVoile sounds very nice tho

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              Valyn RE: wpepin Oct 28, 2011 05:26 AM

              Thanks for all the recs! My partner loves French so I've made us a reservation at La Voile, and will report back.

              La Voile
              261 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

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