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Dec 21, 2009 01:41 PM

Looking for restaurant suggestions near Boston operah House

I'm going to see the Nutckraker at Boston Operah House on Wed. afternoon. Any lunch place suggestions?

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  1. You're within a block or so of all of Chinatown!

    1. Chinatown is always a good suggestion. My choice would be either Shabu Zen or Penang. If you're in the mood for seafood, you're not too far from the Oceanaire Seafood room. Burgers are decent at the Intermission Tavern.

      1. Italian in a nice room..Bina..Wahington St

        pub food..Max and Dylans..West St

        hi priced but good Indian buffet in a nice room..Mantra on Temple

        great Thai..Montien on sure to ask for Thai menu..also good sushi

        Chinatown is great but you could start a thread on it alone.

        Lots of options that are nearby.

        1. The Ivy is just around the corner - OK (not great) Italian-centric small plates, with a really reasonable and nice wine list. Atmosphere is cozy.

          Bina Osteria two doors down from the Opera House is supposed to be good (I haven't been) but is very pricey.

          Are you going with kids? I took my 8 year old daughter on Sunday afternoon. We opted for Sel de la Terre in the Pru and then took a quick cab over to the Opera House. But her second choice was Gourmet Dumpling House, which would have been much closer.

          Have fun! The performance was beautiful.

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          1. re: Eatin in Woostah

            You're only a few blocks from Marliave, which is a decidedly useful place (especially if you'd want a cocktail).

            1. re: Spelunker

              "Useful" really is the perfect word to describe Marliave. It's big, it's affordable, you can almost always get a table. Its Old Boston feel makes it fun for tourists. It's not flawless, but it's a crowd-pleaser.

              And yes, great cocktail menu, even if the execution varies.

          2. Teatro is on the other side of the block too, and are used to accomodating theater schedules.

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            1. re: SuperFineSugar

              But not open til 5pm, so no good for an afternoon performance, per the OP