We will be visiting from Los Angeles for four days later this month and would very much appreciate some eating advice. We are planning to rely on walking, public transportation and taxis as opposed to renting a car, which is quite different than California.
We'll be staying at the Boston Harbor Hotel, are there any good places we should try close to the hotel? Bakeries or other light breakfast and would be really appreciated as well as lunch and dinner suggestions. We are happy any where in the range of smaller food focused (vs. fancy environment) to more expensive places.
Does anyone have experiences, good or bad, with the hotel's restaurants?
We're seeing a concert at the Comcast center and would like to have a picnic to have before the show. We are taking a bus to the venue and would like to keep it relatively simple. Do you have any recommendations on where to go for great sandwiches, bread, cheese and salami or the like? (As a measurement point, in LA we'd go to our neighborhood Whole Foods or family owned Italian deli, in Napa we hit Dean & Deluca, etc.).
Are there any places for afternoon tea that are extraordinary? Any places to get an afternoon beer or drink and snack that are great Boston experiences?
Finally, sea food is a big goal of the trip, especially lobster and chowder. I've been perusing the board, and reading reviews but I thought I would also include it here as well for any additional suggestions one may have for a visitor staying in the wharf area.
Thank you in advance for your time and assistance.