Dinner and Dancing

By Liz | August 12, 2022

Are you wondering if your dance partner will be as excited as you are about learning to dance? Do what so many of our students do: try a new cafe and make an evening of it!

Dance class night becomes Date Night with your spouse, your sweetie, or your best friend. There are some unique and affordable restaurants, cafes, dessert places and coffeehouses within five minutes of our Roslindale and West Roxbury dance studios. Memorable experiences need to be scheduled into our busy lives, so maybe treat yourself and your favorite dance partner to an evening of dinner and dancing (or dessert and dancing) you’ll both look forward to.

One of our students (who truly asked me to remain anonymous!) sent us this email when they were signing up for an intermediate dance class:

“My husband and I are having a blast learning how to dance; thank you for making our Monday eves so special and lots of fun! Don’t tell him I said so, but it’s added a lot of spice to our marriage! Yahooooooo!”

Fun Eating and Drinking five minutes from the West Roxbury Studio:

J. P. Licks– Liz’s favorite! Awesome coffee and ice cream, and the staff is really friendly. 661 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA.. 617-325-1516.
Thai Spice– Yummy Thai food in a tiny restaurant. 1745 Centre St., West Roxbury, MA; 617-469-0002.
West on Centre– Creative American food, friendly staff, and good martinis. 1734 Centre St., West Roxbury, MA.. 617-323-4199.
Himalayan Bistro– Indian and Nepali Restaurant- 1735 Centre St., West Roxbury across from West on Centre; 617-325-3500.
Recreo Coffee Roasters– Wonderful fair trade, family-owned cafe, two blocks from the studio on Centre St., West Roxbury, MA.

Fun Eating and Drinking five minutes from the Roslindale Studio in Roslindale Square :

Jimmie’s Ice Cream Cafe- 48A Corinth Street, Roslindale, MA.. 617) 325-0191 Best veggie paninis, fantastic ice cream, and the friendliest service! A real old fashioned, homey ice cream parlor with great food.
Village Sushi and Grill– Korean and Japanese; healthy and fresh, huge menu, peaceful atmosphere, and a patio. 14 Corinth St., Roslindale, MA. 617-363-7874.
Sophia’s Grotto– Cozy and romantic, and delicious food and drinks; 22 Birch St., Roslindale, MA. 617-323-4595.
Birch St. Bistro– Interesting interior design, good American fare, lovely patio, fun cocktails; Birch St., Roslindale, MA.
Delfino– Nouveau Italian; a little noisy, but the pasta is homemade! 754 South St., Roslindale, MA. 617-327-8359.

Just outside Roslindale Square:

Ron’s Gourmet Homemade Ice Cream– (and bowling alley!) Try the Coffee Madness; you’ll be addicted! 1231 Hyde Park Ave, Hyde Park, MA.

Fun Eating 10 Minutes from Roslindale Studio into Jamaica Plain:

Follow Hyde Park Ave past Forest Hills T and it becomes Center St. in Jamaica Plain. There you’ll find about 15 fun, funky, tasty cafes, restaurants and bars, all within walking distance of each other. Go stroll and explore!

“Dance Class night really did become our date night, and we just found ourselves looking forward to it every week; it was so sanity-inducing! ”
Kelly and Pat, Dedham, MA