I'm staying for the next two weeks at the Intercontential Hotel on Atlantic Avenue. I'm brand new to the area and feel out of water, normally having a very good hold on the NYC restaurant scene. I'm looking for good sources to investigate suggestions (think nymag's grubstreet) and also, but primarily, suggestions themselves.
Keep in mind, I'm looking for places I can only go to being in Boston (aka local restaurants and not chains). Price is not a concern, I will be looking to experience both ends of the spectrum when it comes to fine dining or dives and expensive or super cheap. I'm looking for anything that is excellent, be it a pizza joint or a steakhouse. What is superb and not to be missed?
When you have friends/family in town - where do you take them? In advance, thank you for all your suggestions and input.