Sneak Peek: Buddha-Bar

A girl with a dragon tattoo at the entrance to Buddha-Bar.
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This afternoon at a ceremony complete with fragrant incense, pounding drums and a dancing dragon, the soon-to-open Buddha-Bar's 18-foot, onyx-glazed Buddha was blessed. The statue traveled some 10,000 miles from Indonesia to grace the main dining room of the new pan-Asian restaurant, slated to open May 10 at 455 Massachusetts Ave. Here's a peek inside the new space:

The Buddha watches over the 170-seat restaurant.