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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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    mojospapi Jan 8, 2014 09:35 AM


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    1. re: mojospapi
      MC Slim JB 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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      addiez 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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      1. re: addiez
        tinpan 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...

      2. Allstonian 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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        1. re: Allstonian
          tinpan Jan 7, 2014 09:42 AM

          early dinner, like 5pm...

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          LeoLioness Jan 7, 2014 07:36 AM

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

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            Snowflake 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 Jan 7, 2014 09:41 AM

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

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              teezeetoo 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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              1. re: teezeetoo
                tinpan Jan 7, 2014 05:36 AM

                Great ideas! thanks!

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                  Niblet 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.

                  1. re: Niblet
                    tinpan 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:-)

                    1. re: tinpan
                      addiez 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 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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                  Bellachefa Jan 7, 2014 05:01 AM

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

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                    tinpan Jan 7, 2014 05:34 AM

                    2pm matinee...

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                      Bellachefa Jan 7, 2014 05:48 AM

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

                      1. re: Bellachefa
                        tinpan 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 Jan 7, 2014 05:42 AM

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

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                        hungrytommy 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 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 Jan 7, 2014 11:14 AM

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

                    3. MC Slim JB 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 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 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 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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