Celebrities from Busta Rhymes to Gisele Bündchen have visited Limelight Stage & Studios, a karaoke lounge designed to give every guest—even ones who have not joined Hollywood’s ranks—a chance to shine onstage. Performers can belt out their favorite tunes on a general stage while an emcee waits in the wings; alternatively, groups can retire to private karaoke studios that accommodate up to 30 for a more intimate vibe. The studios’ Mixr technology allows singers to personalize their sets by choosing their own songs, videos, lighting, and foreign accents. As stars show off their vocal cords, a team of waiters delivers platters of cocktails and finger food such as egg rolls and chicken tenders.
For casual American-style cuisine, burger-loving diners head to The Crossing. Dieters beware — The Crossing does not offer low-fat cuisine. For your viewing pleasure, The Crossing also stocks TVs in the bar area. Stay in the loop (and online!) by tapping into The Crossing's free wifi hotspot.
The restaurant's "rush" is all weekend long, so diners should be prepared to wait for a table. Or, take your food to-go.
The Crossing patrons can find street parking at the Tremont St location. If public transportation is preferable, ditch the car and board nearby stops at Brigham Circle Station (Green), Fenwood Rd. (Green), and Longwood Med Area (Green).
The menu at The Crossing is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30.