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Any good restaurants near the Berklee Performance Center?

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cigalechanta Apr 22, 2013 11:38 AM

any restaurants close to the Berklee Performance Center that
are worth trying?

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    VintageMolly RE: cigalechanta Apr 22, 2013 12:52 PM

    Price range and walking radius? There's lots of options in the vicinity.

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      Ricardo Malocchio RE: cigalechanta Apr 22, 2013 04:06 PM

      L'Espalier (Boylston)

      Sorelllina (Huntington)

      La Voile (Newbury)

      1. opinionatedchef RE: cigalechanta Apr 22, 2013 11:45 PM

        For many yrs we have always eaten at Sonsie before a Berklee show. Large menu, interesting and seasonal, consistent. Exc wine list and craft drinks. Handsome comfortable room. We always get the large plates and not the pizza, bar food/small plates.

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          frond RE: cigalechanta Apr 23, 2013 07:04 AM

          I like Pho Basil on Mass Ave going towards Symphony Hall. It's Thai and Vietnamese.

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            tomatotomato RE: frond Apr 23, 2013 09:38 AM

            +1 on Pho Basil. We dined there before a concert at Berklee just this past Sunday night. Reliable, tasty, and convenient before a show. They also took a reservation for our party of 4, which is a big plus because it's quite the popular spot before performances.

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              Ricardo Malocchio RE: tomatotomato Apr 23, 2013 10:04 AM

              My wife and I live really close, and we love the Vietnamese side of the Pho Basil menu.

              For Thai, we prefer Bangkok City a short block up Mass Ave.

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                tomatotomato RE: Ricardo Malocchio Apr 23, 2013 11:02 AM

                Thank you for sharing this. It's great to have solid and not pricey dinner options to enjoy pre-concert.

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              opinionatedchef RE: frond Apr 23, 2013 01:03 PM

              yes, good rec.

            3. hotoynoodle RE: cigalechanta Apr 23, 2013 09:26 AM

              when is your show? much of that neighborhood remains closed.

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                cigalechanta RE: cigalechanta Apr 23, 2013 11:13 AM

                thanks everyone Pho Basil it is!
                It's to hear the French group Paris Combo
                May 3

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                  Jenny Ondioline RE: cigalechanta Apr 23, 2013 11:17 AM

                  You might also consider Symphony Sushi, behind Symphony Hall just off Huntington. Solid, inexpensive, unpretentious sushi: it no doubt horrifies the Oya crowd, but it more than gets the job done.

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                    marais RE: Jenny Ondioline Apr 25, 2013 04:43 PM

                    I agree, I'm in the 'hood and I'm a regular patron. It more than fits the bill, I've loved the service over the years and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place pre-Symphony or pre-Berklee.

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                    jajjguy RE: cigalechanta Apr 27, 2013 03:12 PM

                    In the other direction, also quite close, are deuxave, asta, and Clio/uni.

                    1. peregrine RE: cigalechanta Apr 27, 2013 05:19 PM

                      On the opposite side of Mass. Ave., across the bridge over the turnpike, Bhindi Bazaar is a good Indian restaurant with various regional specialties.

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                        Jenny Ondioline RE: peregrine Apr 27, 2013 10:29 PM

                        Bhindi Bazaar has been closed for almost a year.

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