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Where to Eat after a Matinee Ballet at Boston Opera House--Recommendations??

ebeth00b Aug 15, 2012 06:23 AM

I am planning to have a girls day/night out and am looking for a good place to eat after a Saturday 1pm ballet at the Boston Opera House. I think the ballet runs about 2 hours, so that would put us looking for a good bite to eat around 3 or 3:30. We would not be limited to the immediate area of the Opera House. Any suggestions???

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    pemma RE: ebeth00b Aug 15, 2012 01:13 PM

    Market in the W Hotel is nice.

    1. opinionatedchef RE: ebeth00b Aug 15, 2012 01:48 PM

      i'm thinking that's midday, between most restnt's lunch and dinner, so you need a place that serves a good menu all day. Personally (we just ate there yesterday and continue to love it) I would rec Myers+Chang for a really fun welcoming spot (near 93/3 on the edge of the South End, in SoWa) and a good size menu of small and larger plates. Chinese/Asian and a CH fav spot (many threads if you do a search.) Great innovative bar options too. (And if you're really luicky, Chelsea could be your waitress.)

      Otherwise,(sorry I don't know if these spots serve their regular menu at that time of day), you might enjoy Aquitaine - for a beautiful quiet French bistro w/ top service; or Toro, for a casual hot spot w/ a large variety of tapas. or Island Creek Oyster Bar for exc trad and innovative seafood, raw bar, great service, large room but intimate at the same time.

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        BBHound RE: ebeth00b Aug 15, 2012 02:29 PM

        Petit Robert Central is quite close and serves all day.

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          teezeetoo RE: BBHound Aug 15, 2012 02:53 PM

          Penang is around the corner from the Opera House and has good Malaysian food and I believe they serve all day. I'd second Pemma's suggestion for Market but that's not "around the corner" nor is Myers & Chang. If you don't mind either a long walk or reparking the car your choices certainly go up. There's a barbecue place just reviewed in the Globe today on West Street also near the Opera House but I don't know it's hours and I haven't eaten there so you might want to check the review and see what it lists. Good luck.

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            opinionatedchef RE: teezeetoo Aug 16, 2012 01:35 AM

            yes,ebeth, i was thinking of Penang too. Malaysian food is hard to find here. But i didn't know what kind of atmosphere you were seeking, and it is more along the lines of Chinatown.

        2. MrsCheese RE: ebeth00b Aug 15, 2012 07:58 PM

          Seems like it might be the perfect time to do tea at the Bristol lounge.

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