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Need some advice: First time in Boston, one dinner and one lunch.

lriemann | Apr 12, 2012 06:31 AM

Hi everybody,

I'm visiting from Berlin in May and will spend a day and a half in Boston.
besides taking in the sites and exploring a museum or too i plan to have one nice dinner and one nice lunch but i might have to settle with just one meal and a snack.

Have already done a bit of research and here's what i came up with.
Will be happy for any feedback and comments on my selection.

Neptune: most people seem to love it.
What to get: Lobster roll, chowder, blue crab salad, johnny cake, scallops.
Questions: is it possible to reserve a table for dinner or lunch? all posts seem to involve waiting in line.
How big is the difference between lunch and dinner in terms of waiting and atmosphere?
Any recs for dessert?

Giacomo's: also highly rated and looks interesting.
What to get: butternut squash ravioli, pumpkin ravioli, lobster shrimp fusilli, spicy lobster sauce.
Questions: reservation vs wait again.
Between Giacomo's and Neptune which one offers the tastier or more unique experience?

Sam Lagrassa's sandwiches: who doesn't love a great sandwich.
What to get: a great sandwich or two.
Questions: recs for unique and delicious sandwiches at this place?


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