Boston Seafood Restaurant Needed!
Posted 11 December 2009 - 04:36 AM
My wife and I are hitting the Boston Wine Expo in about a month. We are looking for great seafood; I love fish and she wants shellfish. Altough we are not looking for a fancy place in particular, we would love to taste something different than plain or blackened stuff. We love originality. So far, I think that the best fish I had was at Emeril's Fish House in Vegas. Ono served on a risotto with lentils and a buttery sauce was just delicious. She had scallops with figs I think, and that was tremendous as well.
We are not looking for a repeat, but for a chef that will expand our minds and show us that there is something else than Fish'n Chips out there -I do love it though . That may be a big thing to ask, but what would you suggest?
Posted 11 December 2009 - 07:43 AM
Posted 11 December 2009 - 07:43 AM
A word of warning, however. Like a lot of Boston restaurants, they don't take reservations and the place can get crowded at time.
(Just noticed another post above that just pipped me with the same recommendation, so that's a pretty good endorsement. I have also been to B&G and, while good, I prefer Neptune.)
Edited by BrentKulman, 11 December 2009 - 07:47 AM.
Posted 12 December 2009 - 08:39 AM
Posted 12 December 2009 - 10:55 AM
Posted 12 December 2009 - 03:01 PM
I'd also second East Coast Grill, and add Rendezvous in Central Square, Cambridge. Not seafood places, but the seafood that is on the menu is going to be really good, perfectly fresh, and prepared in an interesting way.
I haven't been to Clio in ages, but I would have to assume that it's another possibility; perhaps someone with more recent knowledge can comment?
Posted 12 December 2009 - 03:31 PM
Posted 14 December 2009 - 10:25 AM
So far O Ya looks great! Kinda weird to go to a Japanese place on a trip to New England though, but the owner seems to be a local Oh well, I know I will find my way to an Irish pub for some "chowdah", fish and chips and a "paint" of stout during my stay...
Posted 15 December 2009 - 03:34 PM
Posted 15 December 2009 - 06:48 PM
I don't get the hate on Legal. I've had plenty of boring meals there, but never a bad one that I can recall. I think of their chowder as the standard against which all other attempts at traditional New England chowder should be judged. Few come close.
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Posted 16 December 2009 - 04:09 AM
I failed to include O Ya in my recs - I just wasn't thinking sushi when I read your request - but I have to say, it is by far the best table in Boston. You can't go wrong with that pick. Enjoy!
If it would have been a conventionnal sushi place, I probably would not have gone. But after reading the menu and discovering all the twist they are taking into this I consider it to be almost a tapas place (with some raw fish). Which sushi bar has it's own take on clam chowder anyway ?
Posted 22 June 2010 - 12:57 PM
From a Review on WeeklyDig.com
EAST COAST GRILL AND RAW BAR
If you can't make it to the waterfront, let the fresh seafood swim your way. Menu offerings-from fleshy fish to toasted tentacles-change daily at this long-standing favorite in Inman Square so you know you're getting that day's fresh catch. Belly up to the compact bar (don't worry, you can squeeze in) for the freshly shucked, supremely slurpable oysters-even more so when served "Asian"-style with pickled ginger, aged soy and wasabi. With good food in a casual atmosphere with tons of wine, beer and Tiki-lounge inspired cocktails (a Flaming Volcano for two, please), no wonder this place has been a neighborhood favorite for decades. [1271 Cambridge St., Inman Sq., Cambridge. 617.491.6568. eastcoastgrill.net]
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