My husband and I will be celebrating my 28th birthday together in his hometown of Boston. Currently, we live in NYC and have not been to Boston in five years. As my first birthday as a married woman in a town that I am not too familiar with, we are uncertain of the restaurant situation in Boston. As such, I was hoping to call upon my fellow Chowhounds for some advice.
We are looking for a fun, unpretenious dining experience. We both enjoy sitting at a dinner table for about two hours or more and hate rushed and unfriendly service. We enjoy seafood (love lobster and cod); American/Italian/French-bistro cuisine; ample portions; great service; and reasonable wine prices ($12 per glass). As a side note, we enjoy having a drink at the bar either before or after dinner.
We will be staying on the Boston waterfront, but are willing to travel within Boston itself, provided it is worthwhile.
Thank you in advance for your suggestions.