Boston Restaurant Recommendations in New England: Dining Posted March 30, 2006 We live in NC and haven't been to Boston in almost 20 years. On our last visit I recall eating at Legal Seafood. We will be visiting there again this weekend....going to support our team in the Women's Final Four basketball tournament....arriving on Saturday and I'll leave Wed. morning; hub will stay on a few days to attend a conference. I've read through this thread with great interest. Would someone be so kind as to tell me which places are in the area of Boston Common? Any suggestions for reasonably priced breakfast places....we'll be staying in a nice place, but not interested in paying big bucks for hotel breakfasts. Thanks so much in advance for your help and advice.Cheryl←A lot of the places mentioned above aren't too far from the common.No. 9 park abuts the Common, it's across from the State House.Silvertone's is on Bromfield St., running up to the common. Great casual food as someone said above. Mac and cheese, meatloaf, steak tips.Ivy on Temple Place just opened. Have heard good things - Italian small plates.Troquet is on the other side of the Common from No. 9 Park on Boylston st. I think that was also mentioned above.Breakfast? Paramount on Charles St. is a good one and relatively close to the common. As someone said before, breakfast isn't a thing in Boston like in NYC. I would recommend hitting one of the bakeries in the South End as someone said above (Flour or South End Buttery). I think Tremont 647, also in the South End, is one of the few places in the city that is known for its brunch.Good luck! Weather is supposed to be warm and sunny (by our standards) this weekend!