For all the architectural drama befitting its Theatre District locale (soaring ceilings, sweeping lines, sun-baked hues), Avila is a surprisingly comfy and laid-back place to dine, especially if you sit at the elliptical bar, where you can mix and match plates from both the snack and full menus. The bolder the Mediterranean flavors, the bigger the payoff - so here's your chance to test your threshold for salty fish and strong cheese. Halloumi, pan-fried in ouzo with dates and cashews, packs quite a punch.
|Venue name:||Avila (CLOSED)|
1 Charles Street South
at Stuart Street
|Opening hours:||Open 11.30am-3pm, 5-10pm Mon, Tue, Sun; 11.30am-3pm, 5-11pm Wed-Sat.|
|Transport:||Arlington or Boylston T .|
|Price:||Main courses $18-$42.|