Casual rest/bar joint at Fanueil Hall/Quincy Market?
- Sal Monella Jan 16, 2007 11:18 PM
Need some ideas. I'm not a big fan of eating anywhere at Quincy Market but I'm meeting a friend for eats/drinks and cigars at Churchill's so I need to come up with a decent casual place to eat and have a few beers. I know I know...touristy area but don't have much choice. Plaza III is not an option and I'm not sure going to Durgin Park is all the appealing to me.
How about McCormick and Schmitt? (I never spell the Schmitt part right - sorry). They have a great happy hour. I think the price is $1.99 for a full size cheeseburger w/ fries.
Red Sky is across the street, but I've never been. Looks cozy though.
I'd hike up the steps to the Kinsale, across from city hall. Nothing amazing, but I like it for casual fare.
The Green Dragon on Marshall St is a not-terrible Irish-y pub with the usual pub-food suspects. I had some decent wings and fish and chips not too long ago when I was trapped in the Market.
Durgin-Park is one tourist trap that I don't mind too much. The prime rib and Indian pudding are still fine. The upstairs dining room is a little more inviting than the dank downstairs bar.
You're pretty close to Mother Anna's, a North End Italian-American red sauce joint on the near end of Hanover Street that locals favor. I had a passable lunch there the other day of veal cacciatore loaded with garlic. You might spend a little more for the much more interesting Italian at Taranta across the street, but it feels a little fancy. Antico Forno is one of my favorite cheap/casual North End places, just around the corner on Salem.
Silvertone is a short walk away on Bromfield, one of my favorite bars-with-good-food: good cocktails and a real bargain of a wine list. Not much further away on the Hill is Grotto, another favorite creative Italian place.
There's a Tex Mex place in the Market called Zuma. They make excellent Margaritas, and the food is pretty good, and inexpensive. It's a nice atmosphere, and perfect for a casual, inexpensive dinner.