Help with favorite quick eats near Symphony Hall?
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?
269 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115
Pho Basil Restaurant
177A Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115
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.
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?
Woody's Grill & Tap
58 Hemenway St, Boston, MA 02115
Thanks for the lead to this place. Last night, after a rehearsal, I had the lentil chili over rice on the cook's recommendation. A misnomer--nothing chil-ish about it, but delicious, subtle spice blend with a hint of lemon.
It's all formica, and counter service, but there are lots of appealing choices and the food felt cooked with attention and love.