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northshoregrl Feb 16, 2011 09:51 AM

Hey foodies!!

I'm heading into town Monday for a concert at the Wang, and I'll be looking to grab dinner before around 6:00...not to big into "China town" and have previously been to Rock Bottom. Looking to switch it up and assessing what else is near by for preshow recommendations w/ other places to eat?? Open to any kind of menu and moderately priced. I would like to stay around the Tremont/ Stuart St. area b/c of parking purposes

Thanks~ Eating, Drink and be Merry :)

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Rock Bottom Cafe
6 Beech St, Fitchburg, MA 01420

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    gourmaniac RE: northshoregrl Feb 16, 2011 09:57 AM

    There is the new pizza/pasta chain from Germany (Viapiano?) on Stuart a couple of blocks from the Wang.

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      C. Hamster RE: gourmaniac Feb 16, 2011 10:08 AM

      Vapiano's website is sort of creepy/offputting/weird

      "VAPIANO is a very urban concept for young professionals, consisting of over sixty percent female clientele.So we only pick modern urban and centralized locations with high visibilty, high ceilings and bright and open architecture with lots of daylight and beautiful patios."

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        northshoregrl RE: C. Hamster Feb 16, 2011 10:19 AM

        oh my...does it really say that?!? ...that is a bit pretentious...lol

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          gourmaniac RE: northshoregrl Feb 17, 2011 11:31 AM

          That is funny. I haven't been and just quickly looked at the menu walking by. has anyone tried it?

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          PinchOfSalt RE: C. Hamster Feb 16, 2011 10:36 AM

          Oh my goodness! Doesn't sound like a place for me. Thanks for the warning!

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            Alcachofa RE: C. Hamster Feb 17, 2011 11:26 AM

            Wow. Sounds like they translated it directly from their German (or whatever) site, without thinking of altering the copy for a different culture. This is why you have to PAY writers, people!

        3. MeffaBabe RE: northshoregrl Feb 16, 2011 10:07 AM

          also
          Legal Seafoods
          McCormick & Shmit
          Flemings
          Worlenski @ the Castle

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            Bellachefa RE: northshoregrl Feb 16, 2011 10:12 AM

            You might try intermission tavern. . . it's owned by a stagehand - dont know if it's chowish. Haven't really eaten there. We do like Teatro for half portion pastas. We also like Via Matta for their bread and house wine and eggplant and another side of veggies for a lovely simple meal.

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            Teatro
            177 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111

            Via Matta
            79 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

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              justbeingpolite RE: Bellachefa Feb 16, 2011 10:16 AM

              Bistro du Midi?
              Erbaluce?

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              Erbaluce
              69 Church Street, Boston, MA 02116

              Bistro du Midi
              272 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

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                northshoregrl RE: justbeingpolite Feb 16, 2011 04:51 PM

                Erbaluce defiantly has an interesting concept of how the menu changes nightly for dinner...I may not want to risk it Monday however, but that could be fun to try one evening when i'm feeling adventurous about "what's for dinner"

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                Erbaluce
                69 Church Street, Boston, MA 02116

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                northshoregrl RE: Bellachefa Feb 16, 2011 10:21 AM

                anyone else for Intermission Tavern? I'm alright w/ pub grub if its "chow" recommended : ) Keep the suggestions coming...

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                Intermission Tavern
                228 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116

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                  Beachowolfe RE: northshoregrl Feb 16, 2011 05:50 PM

                  Screw Intermission Tavern... There's a place on Lagrange street that has free pizza if you get in early enough.

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                  Pegmeister RE: Bellachefa Feb 16, 2011 10:25 AM

                  Intermission has decent burgers and I like their hot potato chips. Rest of the menu I find just to be okay. I would probably opt for the bar at Montien for Thai.

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                    gourmaniac RE: Bellachefa Feb 17, 2011 11:33 AM

                    I like Intermission for a burger or sandwich and it is convenient for the OP.

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                    ParisLady RE: northshoregrl Feb 16, 2011 10:20 AM

                    PF Changs around the corner!

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                      Alcachofa RE: ParisLady Feb 17, 2011 11:27 AM

                      Is that a joke? I'll answer that: yes, that was a joke.

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                      robwat36 RE: northshoregrl Feb 16, 2011 10:21 AM

                      Silvertone and Marliave are each worth the ten-minute walk.

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                        drb RE: northshoregrl Feb 16, 2011 11:24 AM

                        Avila on Charles Street, used to have a pre-theater menu.

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                          scotty27 RE: northshoregrl Feb 16, 2011 01:45 PM

                          Have you been to Market? It's my favorite restaurant in Boston. Delicious fish, sleek service, lively room!

                          www.shrinkinthekitchen.com

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                            pemma RE: scotty27 Feb 17, 2011 09:03 AM

                            I second Market. It's in the W Hotel.

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                            BlueTrain84 RE: northshoregrl Feb 16, 2011 05:06 PM

                            I like Avila or Teatro for wine and snacks in that area.

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                            Teatro
                            177 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111

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                              northshoregrl RE: BlueTrain84 Feb 16, 2011 05:42 PM

                              whats the consensus with Jacob Wirth Co as an option?

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                              Jacob Wirth Restaurant
                              31 Stuart St, Boston, MA 02116

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                                Alcachofa RE: northshoregrl Feb 17, 2011 11:28 AM

                                Not that great. If you're considering Jacob Wirth or Intermission, it sounds like you should go to Silvertone.

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                                Silvertone
                                69 Bromfield St, Boston, MA 02108

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                                  C. Hamster RE: northshoregrl Feb 17, 2011 12:41 PM

                                  Option only if you dont want to eat, or dont care that much

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                                    justbeingpolite RE: C. Hamster Feb 17, 2011 12:54 PM

                                    If Malaysian doesn't count as "China town", Penang might be an option.

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                                      Jenny Ondioline RE: C. Hamster Feb 17, 2011 01:24 PM

                                      If you order *very* carefully at Jacob Wirth, you can at least get something edible. The iceberg wedge with bacon and blue cheese isn't awful, for example, and much of the basic appetizer menu is passable, especially if you're having a lot of beer. But overall, it's a culinary last resort.

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                                      Jacob Wirth Restaurant
                                      31 Stuart St, Boston, MA 02116

                                2. nsenada RE: northshoregrl Feb 17, 2011 01:25 PM

                                  Stoddard's is nearby, and I really enjoyed their burger last time I was there.

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                                    pemma RE: northshoregrl Feb 18, 2011 04:33 AM

                                    Give Teatro a look, too.

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                                    Teatro
                                    177 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111

                                    1. CocoDan RE: northshoregrl Feb 18, 2011 06:20 AM

                                      As usual, I like Teatro for before theatre dinner. Especially their half protions work well. Food is always top notch and winelist by the glass is very nice. And, I've said this many times before, their calamari is my very favorite.
                                      Enjoy,
                                      CocoDan

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                                      Teatro
                                      177 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111

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                                        northshoregrl RE: CocoDan Feb 18, 2011 07:39 AM

                                        Well Chowhounds, looks like you have helped narrow it down to Teatro & Avila as top picks for eating around Theatre District...good to know Teatro offers 1/2 portions!

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                                        Teatro
                                        177 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111

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                                          northshoregrl RE: northshoregrl Feb 18, 2011 07:42 AM

                                          Oh Noooooo....i just looked on Teatro's website, they are NOT opened Mondays people!! ...Just when i was getting excited too...damn!

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                                          Teatro
                                          177 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111

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