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2 New Yorkers in Boston in September...

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2 New Yorkers in Boston in September...

BrookBoy | Aug 14, 2007 06:33 PM

...and we'd love to hear your thoughts on where we should look for the best seafood (and other dishes).

Some background: my wife and I love visiting Boston, try to do so at least once a year. We forgive Beantowners for rooting for rooting for that team (I think it's called the Red Sox, or something like that), us being longtime diehard Yankee fans.

But I digress...

We visited last year, posted a lengthy recap of our visit (http://www.chowhound.com/topics/322341) and got some good feedback, and some criticism that we hadn't posted earlier to ask for recommendations. We also got some criticism for having gone to chains and concentrating on Back Bay.

Fact is, we stay in Back Bay (this time at the Hilton), and we don't have a car, and we're ignorant NYers, so we use Zagat's and Open Table and things like that. We're also of an age, so long walks are, hmmm, not as enticing as they used to be. But we don't mind public transportation (if well explained) and/or using cabs.

So we're gonna be at the Hilton in Back Bay the weekend of 9/21, again with no car, but a lot of desire to try Boston's best.

We'd love to hear what Boston Chowhounders recommend for great seafood. Last year we went to B&G (actually we visit B&G every time we go to Boston), McCormick & Schmick, Legal, Atlantic, Skipjack's, Turner. We concentrated on lobster, and it's pretty amazing what differences we experienced (read the report).

We'd particularly like to hear about the Italian section in North End, don't know anything about it, love to try one or two places during our visit, especially places that serve up great Italian seafood.

If you read the other post you'll see that we were really disappointed in Union Oyster House on our last visit. Any current thoughts on it now?

We're open to any other suggestions as well, love to hear what you friendly Bostonites recommend.

Many thanks in advance...

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