As a skeptical New Yorker, I had my doubts, but the eating in Boston was excellent! Checked in at nine zero hotel on the Boston commons which was great. Did a ton of research and planned the entire wknd. Friday night we had a couple cocktails next to the hotel at beantown pub. Great vibe and cocktails. We cabbed it to the north end and put our names down at Neptune Oyster. Had heard many great things and was eager to try. Got there at 7pm and was told it was a 90 min wait. No problem, good excuse to grab some red wine in the great Italian spots in the north end. Did just that, came back 90 mins later and was promptly seated at the bar. Ordered some oysters which were excellent. Appreciated that you could choose by size and flavor. Then I had the lobster roll which may be the best I have had (close to pearl oyster in NYC). But this one was loaded with lobster and butter. Did not have mayo at all. Delicious. Wife had the Bronzino which also was excellent. Got a half bottle of Pinot grigio as the wife was Preggo. Total bill was 115 which I considered a bargain. Saturday we went to the bc football game. Afterwards we cabbed it to harvard square and had great late lunch at Tory row. Totally unexpected. Great college vibe had the duck salad which was fantastic. Great beer selection and atmosphere. Sat night we went to scampo. Great place. Trendy and the food was very good. A rare combo. Excellent service. Had the ciccio bread, the lamb special for main. Excellent. Wife had the spaghetti bolognese which was very good. Fun atmosphere. Would definitely go back. On Sunday we grabbed bagels at bruegghers and headed back on the Acela Great Boston weekend. All 3 spots were great and the ppl were very friendly. Just wish the weather was warmer and sunnier !
As a frame of reference: favorite steak, wolf gangs in NYC
Fav sushi, blue ribbon in NYC, fav downscale, Saigon grill, fav upsale, Jean georges
63 Salem St Ste 1, Boston, MA 02113