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Help with favorite quick eats near Symphony Hall?

Catching a play at the Huntington, we know about Betty's and the Vietnamese place, but other options people like around there?

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  1. My pre-symphony routine is to stop for a bite at Pad Thai Cafe.

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    Pad Thai Cafe
    1116 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215

    1. Not sure which Vietnamese place you're referring to, but I much prefer Pho Basil on Mass Ave over Pho and I.

      Moby Dick is very fast too; I had their lamb stew over rice tonight. A bit salty but otherwise quick and filling.

      Panera is reliable and quick.

      BTW, has anyone tried the new Sebastians, where Au Bon Pain used to be?

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      Moby Dick
      269 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115

      Pho Basil Restaurant
      177A Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115

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      1. re: y2000k

        Did Sebastians finally open? We used to go to Au Bon Pain pre afternoon concerts.

        1. re: Berheenia

          Sebastian's has been open for at least a month or two. It always looks empty when I walk pass it, tho I don't always pass by during peak meal times.

      2. Agree that Pho Basil is a good nearby option: respectable Thai and Vietnamese. If you get there early enough, Orinoco and El Centro are both reasonably quick for more upscale options. I'm also a fan of Woody's for its wood-fired pizza and draft pitchers.

        http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

        1. One place that I always forget about near Symphony is Woody's Grill & Tap for pizza. It's right around the corner on Hemenway Street. I haven't been there in ages. Just added it to the list of places to check out!

          Any one been lately? Is it still a good idea to stick to the pizzas as the best of their menu?

          Penny
          http://www.bostonzest.com/

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          Woody's Grill & Tap
          58 Hemenway St, Boston, MA 02115