Where to Eat: Boston’s Theater District

15 Jul
Q: Hey Amy, Heading to the Colonial tomorrow to see Rent. Do you have any ColonialSideViewrecommendations in the theater district that might be fun and not too expensive?—  Brian Bell

A: Hi Brian! Yes, absolutely—I have four options for you.

Pigalle, which is right around the corner from the Colonial on Charles St.,  has a fantastic $40 three-course prix fixe menu with bistro fare like steak frites and seared sea bass with zucchini cakes and citrus vinaigrette. They’re also doing a $1 oyster deal.

If you like Italian, I think Teatro is one of Boston’s underrated  gems, and it’s practially across the street. Most of the pastas top out at $2o and the meat dishes average about $26. This restaurant is from the folks behind Mistral, Sorellina, and L’Andana.

Since you’re going out on a Thursday, you should know about the $1 tacos served from 5-7pm in the bar at Bonfire, Todd English’s steakhouse in the Park Plaza Hotel. The restaurant has had consistency problems since it opened, but those tacos are consistently excellent. Flavors like skirt steak with pico de gallo and avocado crema, crispy fish with picked cabbage and tartar sauce, and chile-rubbed pork with picked onion, cilantro, and plaintain-chile crema.

If you want to go the Chowhound route, Xinh Xinh on nearby Beach St., in Chinatown, is one of my favorite two Vietnamese restaurants in the city (the other being Pho Basil on Mass. Ave.).

No day but today, Brian! Or, uh, tomorrow.


One Response to “Where to Eat: Boston’s Theater District”

  1. J. July 15, 2009 at 11:37 am #

    No more CPK for me! Great post….

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