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TONIGHT! Dinner before 8pm show @ Orpheum Theater

  • mcarr Nov 1, 2010 10:41 AM

Hi all-
Last minute I know...looking for recommendation for dinner near the Orpheum Theater tonight.

We are seeing comedy show @ 8pm and want to grab a bite to eat before, something more than sandwiches (seems to be a lot of places like that nearby). Two women...we love all kinds of cuisine.

We also are driving into the city and will have a car that we only want to park once. Thanks for your help, Melissa

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  1. Very close:
    Fancy: Bar at No. 9 Park.
    Less Fancy: Silvertone. (Typically a bit busy before Orpheum shows)
    In between: The Marliave (although I prefer the previous two options much more).
    Decent but not spectacular sushi: Zen on Beacon St. (I like the yaki udon).
    The bar at Moo for meat-related things.

    On the Gov't Center Side:
    Woodwards. (I like the duck/cranberry flatbread)

    Around the Boston Common Side (parking under the common is typically pretty cheap), in order of distance from the Orpheum:
    Stoddards (decent burger, great charcuterie, great beer, terrible service)
    Teatro
    Troquet
    Bistro du Midi
    Via Matta (I like eating at the bar and getting half portions of the pastas).

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    Teatro
    177 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111

    Troquet
    140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

    Silvertone
    69 Bromfield St, Boston, MA 02108

    Marliave
    10 Bosworth Street, Boston, MA 02108

    Via Matta
    79 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

    Bistro du Midi
    272 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

    6 Replies
    1. re: redelephant

      Greatly appreciate your quick and detailed response!

      1. re: mcarr

        Chinatown places are also pretty close. Have fun!

        1. re: redelephant

          Locke Ober is also very close.

          1. re: justbeingpolite

            anything more mid-range? Locke and #9 are a bit out of budget for the evening ;-)

            1. re: mcarr

              Then I 2nd Teatro. or Chinatown.

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              Teatro
              177 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111

      2. re: redelephant

        Marliave has a daily $1 oyster special from 4-6 pm - so you could get some bivalves there before 6pm, then an app or two if you are still hungry. That is, if oysters are your thing.

        I have a sneaky suspicion that Silvertone might be closed on Mondays?

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        Marliave
        10 Bosworth Street, Boston, MA 02108

      3. The last couple of time we went to the theatre district we went to Pho Pasteur and got delicious food, quick and cheap, and though not fancy it is a great people-watching place. It's not right in the district but it's not a bad walk to the Orpheum and you could probably find a parking garage somewhere in the middle.

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        1. re: powerfulpierre

          love all the ideas! Just checked Silvertone's site and they are open Mondays, only close on Monday holidays, so I think we'll try there ;-)

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          Silvertone
          69 Bromfield St, Boston, MA 02108

          1. re: mcarr

            Love the fried calamari at Silvertone's and also their goat cheese crostini.

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            Silvertone
            69 Bromfield St, Boston, MA 02108