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Cool place for a pre-opera bite/drink (walking distance to Civic Center)?

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Two single ladies in their late 30s, looking for a place to eat/drink within walking distance to the Civic Center, pre-7:00. Is the Grant Grill bar stodgy or no? Other recs where we won't look out of place all dressed up? Thanks.

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  1. The Grant Grill bar is an excellent choice.

    Currant is also nice for pre opera dining and usually validates parking.

    Dobson's is also an option.

    The opera's website also has a list of places to eat under the "Your Experience" header broken down by walking distance.

    Have fun at Renee Fleming - actually listening to the rehearsal right now.