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quiet restaurant near Boston Opera House

tinpan Jan 7, 2014 04:40 AM

7 ladies going this Saturday to BOH. Have 80 yr. old mom who can't walk very far..Looking for moderately priced restaurant that's not crazy loud.
American/Italian fare desirable..thanks!

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  1. MC Slim JB RE: tinpan Jan 7, 2014 04:45 AM

    Salvatore's is right next door, Italian-American, not crazy-loud. Unfortunately, it's not very good, either.


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      tinpan RE: MC Slim JB Jan 7, 2014 04:54 AM

      I saw that place..wasn't sure what it was all about...mixed reviews. And we're a bunch of food snobs, so might have to look elsewhere....ever been inside the Hyatt for food?

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        MC Slim JB RE: tinpan Jan 7, 2014 05:07 AM

        I remember when I was a wee lad thinking I should save up my nickels to dine at the restaurant there, Le Marquis de Lafayette, helmed by a talented up-and-comer named J-G Vongerichten, but I didn't.

        What's there now, Avenue One, looks like a typical dull, overpriced hotel restaurant. But it is close and almost certainly quiet. At those prices, I suspect Artisan Bistro around the corner at the Ritz would be a better bet.


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          tinpan RE: MC Slim JB Jan 7, 2014 05:42 AM

          been so long since I worked in town, everything has changed so much. I thought Locke Obers was still there:-)

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      Bellachefa RE: tinpan Jan 7, 2014 05:01 AM

      lunch or dinner? pre or post matinee, evening performance?

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        tinpan RE: Bellachefa Jan 7, 2014 05:34 AM

        2pm matinee...

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          Bellachefa RE: tinpan Jan 7, 2014 05:48 AM

          you did not answer my question. are you looking for pre matinee or post matinee dining?

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            tinpan RE: Bellachefa Jan 7, 2014 05:57 AM

            I did respond - not sure why you're not receiving...
            anyway 2pm matinee..thank you.

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          tinpan RE: Bellachefa Jan 7, 2014 05:42 AM

          not sure my reply went thru....we seeing a 2pm matinee..

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            hungrytommy RE: tinpan Jan 7, 2014 08:44 AM

            I think she is asking if you are eating before or after the show…


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              justbeingpolite RE: hungrytommy Jan 7, 2014 10:53 AM

              Asked and answered upstream: early dinner (after) around 5pm

              Oops my bad, was downthread, but I looged in without id and it showed up on top.

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                rlh RE: justbeingpolite Jan 7, 2014 11:14 AM

                Aah - now I see it down below this subthread...

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          teezeetoo RE: tinpan Jan 7, 2014 05:23 AM

          Teatro is about a 2 block walk (Tremont Street to Washington). It's a bit pricier than you may want but it might fit the bill. Certainly better food than Salvatore. I would also check with Da Vinci: I think they valet your car and it would be a very short cab ride from there to the opera and back.

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            tinpan RE: teezeetoo Jan 7, 2014 05:36 AM

            Great ideas! thanks!

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              Niblet RE: teezeetoo Jan 7, 2014 07:58 AM

              I agree re: Teatro. That's the way to go. And I think the prices are pretty reasonable too. As I recall the pasta mains can be ordered as half-sizes.

              It's really disappointing that the food in restauraunts nearest BOH (sip, Salvatore's, Back Deck) is so blah.

              ETA: Teatro opens at 5pm, so may be too late.
              Stoddards opens earlier and a table there may do the trick. I've enjoyed their pretzels, deviled eggs, fondue, and beef tartare. The chef told me they make their own pasta, but I haven't been there in many moons.

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                tinpan RE: Niblet Jan 7, 2014 09:44 AM

                Teatro is too pricy....
                I saw Stoddards, but didn't know much about it...I'll look at that one too.
                thanks for the info:-)

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                  addiez RE: tinpan Jan 7, 2014 12:22 PM

                  I wouldn't say Stoddard's is quiet... that early in the day it may be, but I've been there and had trouble hearing over the din, and it's a bit too loud for me.

                  You could also check out 49 Social - the food isn't amazing, but it's quiet and has a nice atmosphere.

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                    Bellachefa RE: addiez Jan 7, 2014 12:33 PM

                    I wouldn't say that Stoddards is any more affordable then Teatro, which has been deemed too expensive. Perhaps the Intermission Tavern which is owned by a stagehand. Can't vouch for the food thoooou

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              LeoLioness RE: tinpan Jan 7, 2014 07:36 AM

              Is Marliave too far? It's usually pretty quiet in there.

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                Snowflake RE: LeoLioness Jan 7, 2014 09:20 AM

                If Marliave wasn't too far, it would be my pick too. I had a great late brunch in the upstairs dining room. The room was so nice and festive and everyone was very happy with their meals.

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                  tinpan RE: LeoLioness Jan 7, 2014 09:41 AM

                  no, but don't think they have availability...love that place.
                  thanks for the reply!

                2. Allstonian RE: tinpan Jan 7, 2014 08:28 AM

                  You've mentioned that you're going to a matinee. Are you looking for lunch before the performance, or an early dinner afterwards?

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                    tinpan RE: Allstonian Jan 7, 2014 09:42 AM

                    early dinner, like 5pm...

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                    addiez RE: tinpan Jan 7, 2014 08:54 AM

                    I like Sip a lot - nothing fancy, but good food and a lot of options.

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                      tinpan RE: addiez Jan 7, 2014 09:43 AM

                      I've not heard of Sip...where is it? It's all about the show, so fancy isn't a priority...

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                      mojospapi RE: tinpan Jan 8, 2014 09:35 AM


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                        MC Slim JB RE: mojospapi Jan 8, 2014 11:16 AM

                        I like Mooo..... alright, but it's not moderately priced, not Italian-American, and not an easy walk away for an 80-year-old.


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