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Pre Pops Dinner

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I will be taking my 2 adult children and their dates to The Holiday Pops Wed night. (5 People)
I would like recommendations for dinner before. (show starts at 8).
I am looking for something festive- but not too expensive.
My son's girlfriend is from CA, so, something unique to Boston might nice.
We will be coming from the North Shore, so it could even be something on the way, though eating in Boston seems more like an event!
Thanks for any suggestions!

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  1. You can't do better than Brasserie Jo at the Colonnade for a festive and not too expensive (at least not too expensive for Boston) dinner. Park there and then walk down Huntington Ave to Symphony Hall after dinner (allow 10-15 minutes for a leisurely walk) and enjoy the festive lighting on the trees near the Christian Science Center reflecting pool. Perhaps pricier than you might prefer, but since it's the Pops you're going to going there would be so worth it.
    If you are looking for a cheaper, less fancy option, go ethnic: Symphony Sushi on Gainesborough St off Huntington for Japanese, Pho & I on Huntington or Pho Basil on Mass Ave for Thai/Vietnamese, Lucy's at Mass Ave and Huntington for Ethiopian, Moby Dick's on Huntington for Persian. These aren't occasion places per se but are solid choices for the pricepoint.
    And wherever you choose, make reservations!

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    1. re: marais

      Just made Reservations at Brasserie Jo- thank you for the suggestion!