Dinner in Key Arena Area
We are going to a concert at Key Arena on a Saturday night in November . Seeking a place for dinner we can walk to. Staying at the nearby Maxwell Hotel. Group of four...would like a nice but casual dinner before the show. Any cuisine and price range. I searched the board but came up empty no doubt because I am not identifying the neighborhood correctly. Any suggestions appreciated.
Toulouse Petit, right at the corner or Mercer and Queen Anne.
Arrive early enough to get a booth in the bar just before the happy hour commences at 4 pm. Food is competently prepared New Orleans style, and the happy hour small plate selection is vast and very affordable, so you can keep it coming. The room gets loud, so sit away from the bar itself, toward the outer perimeter. Check the happy hour menu online to plot your strategy for the evening:
Might that be Neil Young & Crazy Horse you are going to see at the Key?
Ten Mercer is an absolutely fantastic place that tends to fly under the radar.
It's located at....10 Mercer.
I'm a big fan of Bambino's if you want to go a more casual route.
I haven't been since they added a new bar a few weeks ago, but their pizza is some of the best in the city, and they always have a great beer selection.