My family and I made our first visit to Boston and thoroughly enjoyed this great city. It was pleasantly warm, high 50's and sunny, a nice change from cold Washington DC and New York City. We tried to tailor our meals to places that were reasonable and I think we succeeded.
Our first meal was dinner at Durgin Park. Enjoyed this institution with a great history. Had the baked scrod, delicious prime rib, baked beans, corn bread and indian pudding. The prime rib was much better than I thought a place like this would serve, very tasty.
Second day lunch was at the Union Oyster House where we had a caeser salad and clam chowder. I know there is a lot of discussion here on the merits of the chowder at UOH, but for us it was fantastic chowder, better than anything we have at home. Kind of reminds me of New Yorkers debating the best pizza, so many great ones to choose from, you are so lucky to be able to do that.
Second dinner was at Osushi. Very good sushi, fresh and delicous, but you can keep the decor. Dark furniture and dim lighting may be trendy, but when I eat sushi, being able to see the freshness and quality of the fish is part of the experience too.
Third day found us in Cambridge where we ate at Bartley's. Excellent cheeseburgers and lime rickeys. I really like places like this with history and a lot of character. Worth a trip over for the food. The best burgers on our trip.
Last dinner at Antico Forno. Nice little restaurant with great pizza, a good crispy skinned roast chicken. Tried the gnocchi but we didn't get the popularity of it as an entree. I thought it would be ok as a side dish, but we were surprised so many people were ordering it for their meal. Not our cup of tea I guess. I think with careful ordering and knowledge of the food served, you can have a wonderful meal here though. Definitely want to return again. Dessert was at Mike's Pastry for the cannoli, a nice way to end our day.
Next morning we flew out of Logan and bought sandwiches from Au Bon Pain for our journey home, better than any airline meal I know of. I only made it a third of the way down my restaurant list, with many others to try next time. Thanks to everyone who answered my questions.