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Dinner suggestions near BU Theatre on Huntington Avenue.

Infomaniac Oct 7, 2012 05:03 PM

Looking for suggestions for dinner close to the BU Theatre on Huntington Ave.

Don't mind a short walk or ride, as we mainly visit Gaslight and Aquitaine but are getting a little tired of the same two places.

Looking at a 6:30pm dinner on a Friday night in November. to make an 8:00pm show.

Open to all cuisines.

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    teezeetoo Oct 7, 2012 07:32 PM

    we usually go to Brasserie Jo for reasonable French bistro or Pho and I for ok Vietnamese. Brasserie Jo is about a 5 block walk and Pho is across the street from the Huntington. We don't like to eat much before theater but if you wanted fancier, Lucca on Huntington is just a little further than Brasserie Jo and quite good. Slightly longer walk would be Deuxave, but it is excellent, if pricey (Commonwealth and Mass Ave).

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      bear Oct 8, 2012 03:44 AM

      You're also not too far from Darryl's Corner Bar or the Parish Cafe.

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      1. re: bear
        C. Hamster Oct 8, 2012 07:02 AM

        Parish Cafe would be quite a long walk.

        I'd second Brasserie Jo.

        Sel de la Terre
        Chili Duck

        1. re: C. Hamster
          bear Oct 8, 2012 07:11 AM

          I was actually thinking of the South End Parish, which according to Google is .5 miles. Agreed that the Boylston cafe would be a hike.

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            C. Hamster Oct 8, 2012 08:14 AM

            My bad. I totally forgot about their other location.

      2. justbeingpolite Oct 8, 2012 07:28 AM

        Lucy Ethiopian
        Pho and I
        Moby Dick (persian?)
        A little walk or dirve to Ali's Roti near Tremont
        There's supposed to be a good Thai place around the corner on Mass Ave, I forget the name.

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        1. re: justbeingpolite
          Felicity7 Oct 8, 2012 03:47 PM

          Pho Basil?

          1. re: justbeingpolite
            markin617 Oct 8, 2012 04:19 PM

            I would avoid Lucy Ethiopian if you only have 1:30 to eat (actually less than that), Lucy is great but is better suited for a leisurely dinner with no set end time.

            1. re: markin617
              Infomaniac Oct 8, 2012 04:46 PM

              Really...We went here shorty after MC Slim wrote about it in the Phoenix over a year ago, and don't recall it being an unusually long dinning experience.

              It's been a while since we've been but we really enjoyed it, and sort of the change we are looking for.

              1. re: Infomaniac
                hcraddock Oct 9, 2012 08:57 AM

                I have eaten here pre-symphony a couple of times and never had an issue with timing, even with my father, who goes into a near-panic when arriving anywhere with less than half an hour to spare. The red lentils and collard greens are as good as any I have had in Boston, and I am always a sucker for spicy raw meat.

          2. Infomaniac Oct 8, 2012 04:16 PM

            Thanks all, Daryl's Corner Bar looks interesting, and we haven't been to Jo Brasserie in a while. Totally forgot about Lucy Ethiopian too. Will have to give it some thought and will have to consult with my better half and report back early November.
            Thank you all again.

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            1. re: Infomaniac
              Jenny Ondioline Oct 9, 2012 10:15 AM

              I like Lucy too, but I'd recommend Brasserie Jo over it. Among other things, as I think I've said elsewhere here, the stroll between Brasserie Jo and Mass Ave is among my favorite walks in the city.

              1. re: Jenny Ondioline
                Infomaniac Oct 9, 2012 10:54 AM

                Thank you...this may have just made the decision for us.

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