This happens every time we go to the Faneuil Hall area, and now it's worse because we have a 19 1/2 month old toddler (who by the way is marvelous in restaurants, but never mind that...). Just last week it happened again.
The situation is this:
We occasionally have relatives who come and visit and want to see Boston. We take these people down, and usually park and head for the freedom trail which seems to satisfy most of our particular friends the most.
So here we go, merrily down the trail, and we arrive at Faneuil Hall, and without fail, everyone's stomach alarm goes off at the same time, a strategy that Boston planners would be justly proud of themselves of successfully accomplishing.
What we then look for is the following:
- A place to eat
- A place to sit
- Fast but friendly service
- A price that doesn't break us or our guests.
This time around, we went to the other end of the "food area", and ended up eating outside at a place I can't remember right across the street from the Kingfish Hall restaurant. I can't even remember the place, but it fulfilled all four of our requirements even though the lunch was kind of merely OK.
It seems that every time we bring a friend down here that it's crowded, confusing, hard to find a seat, and the quality of the food is relentlessly average - if you want a seat and don't want to spend too much. I'd like to see if we can do better next time around.
Does anyone have suggestions (or even just a single suggestion) for us?