A group of 11 of us total (including 5 kids ranging in age from 4-10) will be seeing the Nutcracker at the Opera House this Fri. Show starts at 7pm; we would like to meet for dinner around 5pm. Ideal if we could find something within reasonable walking distance of the OH so that we'd only need to park once; however, we'll consider parking twice if it's not too much hassle.
We'd like a place that's kid-friendly (meaning comfy for kids but no special kid's menu needed), cheap to moderately priced, reliably efficient in service, and open to reservations, of course. Family-style, ethnic cuisine sounds about right.
Bodega Bistro comes to mind. The food sounds great for our group, but I am uncertain about whether it's within easy walking distance to the Opera House and whether the neighborhood is "savory" enough to park and walk around at night. If it were just me and husband I wouldn't worry, but I just don't want the kids or parents to feel uncomfortable. Thoughts?
Any other places that come to mind? We're open to all kinds of cuisine. Feel free to throw in any parking tips w/ your food tips. Thanks so much for your help, hounds!