9/20/2012 03:14:00 PM

Where to Eat Near the Boston Film Festival

Avila's bar is a great spot for small plates and a drink.
The 28th Boston Film Festival is under way, featuring seven world premieres showing in the newly updated Theatre 1 in the Stuart Street Playhouse and at the Revere Hotel Boston Common, September 20-24.

That means those attending will need some restaurant recommendations. Here are a few hot spots  all within walking distance. (For more information about the film festival, visit bostonfilmfestival.org.)

Avila (One Charles St., 617-267-4810; avilarestaurant.com) is a “go-to” restaurant in the Theatre District, touting “delicious small dishes” of modern Mediterranean fare and a “happening” bar.

Nearby is Market by Jean-Georges (W Boston, 100 Stuart St., 617-310-6790; marketbyjgboston.com), a “glitzy” New American starring “the beautiful people” and a “lively bar.”

For a touch of France, check out Pigalle (75 S. Charles St., 617-423-4944; pigalleboston.com), where the bar is abuzz, and the “bistro fare” so “sublime” it’ll give you a “high-end French experience” - that’s also worth the “expensive” tabs.

Along Boston Common is Teatro (177 Tremont St., 617-778-6841; teatroboston.com), where cool blues and marble along with “dim lighting and candles” help craft a “sexy atmosphere” over “flavorful”, “well-priced” Italian dishes.

If you like a good wine bar, Troquet (140 Boylston St., 617-695-9463; troquetboston.com) is a classic with “reasonably priced” wines by the glass and half glass, suggested pairings with the “progressive” New American-French cuisine and a “beautiful view” of the Boston Common.


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