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#1 Wilfrid

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 09:03 PM

A few days there coming up.  Uninspired on dinner options.  Note, I visit at least once a year, so newish suggestions would be great if anyone has any.
 
Note: Craigie on Main offers "PÂTÉ DE CAMPAGNE traditional and non-traditional accompaniments." Cornichons, bicycle pump.

#2 joethefoodie

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 10:13 AM

I can't help with the food, but other options are now legal!



#3 Abbylovi

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 11:34 AM

A few recent very good meals at:

 

Sarma: Middle Eastern in Somerville. Small plates of intensely flavored food. 

 

Tiger Mama: (near Fenway) Reminds me a lot of Mission Chinese food. Riffs on classic dishes. Nearby is a cute cocktail bar called Fools Errand and there's also a very good wine bar called Nathalie which features wines grown or produced by women. Hojoko is also nearby and is a fun bar.

 

Sumaio: in Cambridge is higher end Hunan. A few months ago I had an amazing meal there. Good for a group.

 

Cafe du Pays: Had some good dishes here, but I don't think the menu changes much.  French-Canadian by way of New England (in Cambridge)

 

Peach Farm Seafood in Chinatown is an old favorite and best to go with a group.

 

Cha Yen in Watertown is my favorite Thai.

 

Doyles in Jamaica Plain. The food is terrible and the beer is so so but the history is worth going at least once.

 

A couple on my list:

 

Whaling in Oklahoma

Celeste

 

This is a fairly good list:

 

https://www.bostonma...ants-in-boston/


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#4 Wilfrid

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 05:28 PM

Whaling in Oklahoma is a remarkable name.  Thanks for these.



#5 Rich

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 06:49 PM

Don't forget Fenway - some nice spots inside the Park.



#6 irnscrabblechf52

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 11:19 PM

good tinned fish at tinned fish restaurant haley.henry, though needlessly expensive. per that other thread, wherever it is, i also recommend himalayan kitchen in somerville. 


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Posted 24 July 2019 - 08:26 PM

Bar Mezzana.  Good enough I suppose, (certainly crowded enough), when one happens to be in this area. Jesus, they built a lot of shit in Boston.

 

They have the whole, back-of-menu heartwarming story of how they're taking care of BOH staff, w/o going too crazy on prices. Almost reasonable for the proffer, I guess, as Significant Eater had a huge serving of Maine halibut, good product well prepared. All pasta made in house; sometimes certain pastas (like the one I ordered) are better made with high-quality dry, but...