Best of Boston

2007 Best Pre-Theater Restaurant


There’s a good chance the preshow stop at Pigalle will prove more satisfying than the show itself. (Especially if you’re going to see Riverdance. Again.) Chef Marc Orfaly transforms simple ingredients into stars, from the hazelnut-crusted goat-cheese cake with tomato and watermelon to the crispy half duck with bright cherry glaze. And whatever you order, the efficient servers understand you need to be on your way before the curtain goes up—and will have you out the door with time to spare.

75 Charles St., Boston, 617-423-4944,