Dinner and a Movie: Places to Dine Steps Away from Loews Boston Common

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Posted April 9, 2014 by Luke Olsen in Downtown Crossing
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Some argue that the perfect date is dinner and a movie. It is an opportunity to get to know someone over a meal, and then bond over the shared experience of watching a film. Whether you’re seeking action or romance in your film, here are a few great places that will undoubtedly make the dinner part memorable.

If you are searching for a restaurant that will provide great food and atmosphere, Marliave gives you the elegance you crave while being slightly further away from the theater, which means you can spend less time listening to the crowds near the Common and more time sharing an intimate dinner. With dishes ranging from the decadent beef wellington to a classic steak & cheese sandwich, there are options for you regardless of how much you want to eat. When the weather is nice, make it a point to enjoy your dinner outside on their patio.

Marliave Boston

The Marliave Restaurant is the 4th oldest restaurant. Photo by way of Flickr user Allesok.

The next choice is obvious, as you can visualize dinner and a movie simultaneously: Teatro, located just next to the theater. Dinner at Teatro is a wonderful way to satisfy your body before satisfying your mind with a movie. Offering Italian and New American food, they have something for everyone. Whether you order the funghi pizza or the pork shank, Teatro’s can’t-miss menu is sure to please. I would also recommend you try at least one of their inspired cocktails—I prefer the Teatro Magnolia because I like my bourbon, but you really can’t go wrong with anything on the cocktail menu.

If you fancy yourself a person who is not so comfortable inside either of the above restaurants, stop by Stoddard’s for your dinner. Here you can put your foot on the rail and enjoy a pint from their rotating draft list, as well as munch on some classed-up pub food. While their menu rotates every season, there will always be something delicious to eat. Without a doubt, the Stoddard’s burger is a mainstay of their menu and pairs perfectly with the atmosphere they provide. But if you’re after a little something different, there are always a couple of options for you, like the rabbit, which is stuffed with rabbit mousse and wrapped in bacon—you know you want to try it.

Remember: Sharing dinner and movie with someone can be a fun endeavor, which may lead to stronger relationships with the people you care about. Just be sure to get a reservation first, as no doubt many other moviegoers will have the same great idea.

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