My BF and I will be visiting Boston the weekend of 10/26-10/28. I've been looking online for some casual restaurants and bars, but everything I've come across that looks good is located somewhere outside Boston. I realize that Cambridge and JP are not far, but we only have two days and we're trying to fit in as much as possible. Also, I'm a vegetarian.
We'll be arriving Friday afternoon and checking into Jury's. We'd like to spend most of the day exploring the city--Boston Common, Freedom Trail, etc--so I was thinking of dinner somewhere nearby. Both Bin 26 and Bar Lola looked good (online at least). Any good bars in the area for after dinner drinks? Silvertone maybe? (What's the dress code situation at Boston bars? Do we have to worry about being turned away if in jeans?)
Saturday we'll be going to the aquarium and touring the Harpoon brewery. Is there a good brunch place between Back Bay and the Waterfront? I saw that Milk St Cafe was mentioned, but couldn't find any breakfast food on their online menu. I was thinking the Barking Crab for dinner (my BF suggested Legal Seafood, but it looks very vegetarian-unfriendly). Looking for a cozy pub-type bar for later--some place we can have a conversation without screaming over the music preferably.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated :)