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Oct 27, 2010 03:26 PM

Restaurant for dinner near Academy of Music

We're going to see "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me" tomorrow night and looking for a pre-theater meal? I'll take any recommendations....

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  1. In the immediate vicinity of the A of M, is Estia, (Greek/Mediterranean) that offers an excellent prix-fixe pre-theatre dinner menu; Sotto/Upstares at Varalli (Italian); Fado Irish Pub (basic comfort irish pub food). For more upscale, nearby is Le Bec Fin.

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    1. re: Gwendolen

      I second Estia. It's right across Locust St. from the Academy of Music and they have the freshest fish and the best octopus to come out of a washing machine (seriously!)...

    2. Also, if you iike Japanese food, Shiroi Hana on 15th Street is a good choice - attractive, good food and service. It's between Walnut and Locust, very close.

      For hamburgers, etc. go to Good Dog on 15th Street - really good.

      A couple blocks further, on 17th Street, is Branzino - an excellent Italian byob.

      1. I like Amis on 13th between Pine and Lombard. It's close by and tasty!

        1. mercato and garces trading company are just a couple blocks east. plus, i think mercato takes pre-theater reservations on weeknights!

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          1. re: anj

            They do. Kanella is my favorite place in that area, it's a little further walk vs. Mercato or Estia but still pretty close by.

          2. we ate the pre-theater menu at Estia - it was great.

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            1. re: annebw

              I'm glad you enjoyed it! It's a steal IMO price wise for the quality of food you get.