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Dinner with kids before a show at the Boston Opera House

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I will be taking my children to Boston for spring break and as it happens, a show that we're interested in seeing is going to be at the Boston Opera House while we're there.

I apologize in advance if a question like this has already been asked (I did a quick search and didn't find anything)...but I need a good restaurant near the Opera house that isn't too fancy for kids but still has good food. They're 11 and 9 -- the 9 year old still eats your standard nuggets/pizza/hotdog-type fare when we go out to restaurants, so a kid's menu would probably be helpful.

TIA!

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  1. There's a fairly new Salvatore's right next to the Opera House. It's Americanized Italian food. Pretty kid friendly. Not sure if there's a kids menu, but they have personal size pizzas. Should have plenty of stuff the 9 year old likes.

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    1. re: mkfisher

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/816675

      1. re: justbeingpolite

        Yes, I saw that thread, but those suggestions looked like regular fine dining. That won't work for my son, I need something a little less fancy than that.

        mkfisher - thanks for the suggestion. That will work great for my son.

        1. re: cmurray234

          I actually thought the Kingston Station rec on that thread might work for you.

          1. re: justbeingpolite

            It's not a bad suggestion if my son weren't such a picky eater. He is also thin and doesn't eat much, so the $16 burger would just be overkill. If it were just my daughter and I? Perfect. Thanks again for the suggestion.

            1. re: cmurray234

              If you want something a little more varied (or just not Italian), you could also consider Max and Dylan's. They've got a chicken finger app that might suffice.

    2. If your 9-year-old is not terribly picky, Chinatown might be an option. It is not very far away. When my kids were younger, we had wonderful, celebratory meals after theater events at East Ocean City. Delicious food -- and we were well taken care of.

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      1. re: celestialmundane

        That menu looks INCREDIBLE. Thanks for the suggestion. The boy actually likes steak, so I might be able to make that work. Thanks again!

        1. re: cmurray234

          my grandkids enjoy Penang and so do I. Around the corner from the Opera House.