I'll be in Boston for four and am mapping out my culinary experiences. I'm a foodie and run the gamut from ultra ethnic Ethiopian, Green Smoothies, and Natto-touting Japanese to fancy degustation-menu French and no-frills Seafood.
In the past, I have done L'Espalier and Menton and enjoyed them both VERY much. Boston has great French food. My favorite food is Japanese. I tried O Ya, which I loved even thought I'm a traditionalist at heart, and I've tried Oishii which I found ridiculous (glowing sashimi plates?) and not really Japanese at all (wasn't expecting that at O Ya).
Anyway, here's what's on my itinerary, and I have a lot of holes. Let me know what you'd recommend to fill them in:
Monday evening -- Ostra. This was last minute, since I had just arrived. I loved it. I'll leave a little review below. I really like how they display the fish, and I found the atmosphere lively.
Tuesday lunch -- Life Alive Cambridge -- thinking about trying a Vegan place prior to a bigger meal.
Tuesday dinner -- O Ya omakase -- can't resist a second time, but is it still as good? It's been a couple years, but I remember people claiming it was Boston's best foodie destination
Wednesday lunch -- Toraya -- this is the only semi-Japanese restaurant I could find on Yelp. Is it legit? (Legit to me is Japanese chef and more focus on traditional items over crazy rolls)
Wednesday dinner -- Sarma -- figured I throw in Mediterranean. I couldn't get a reservation at Oleana. Is Sarma as good? I do like upscale for dinner when I can.
Thursday lunch -- West Bridge -- will be in area, looked good and business-y which I need.
Thursday dinner -- very open to suggestions here. Was considering Nepture Oyster bar just to say I did it, and I do love shellfish, however, I'm worried it's a tourist trap and I don't like the idea of waiting although I'll be flying solo or with only one other person
Friday lunch -- Jugos -- was considering doing the green smoothie route on my way out as a weak attempt at feeling okay about overeating all week.
Other restaurants floating on my radar screen are Atlantic Seafood and Toro restaurant.