SF hound heading to Boston with beer geek husband who also loves good food, but prefers casual basics (ie. good bistros, pub food, and seafood) to anything fancy.
We've been to Legal, of course, and Atlantic Seafood Company (I think that was the name) but what do you folks consider the best fish house? A plus if you can eat at the bar.
And what recommendations do you have for good bistros and good pubs (brewpubs or otherwise)? We are staying in the Back Bay and prefer things within (even long) walking or cheap cab distance.
Are there any other "must dos" that don't break the bank (or are too fancy)?