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Sat Night near Charles Street

My husband and I are escaping NYC for an urban-to-urban weekend in Boston. We'll be staying on Charles Street and wanted a recommendation for something fabulous in the area for Sat night (would be nice to be able to stroll there, rather than take a taxi). Preferably something non-ethnic, more local and greenmarket-y (I know -- not really the season). It doesn't have to be super fancy - but we don't mind paying for really great food. We love seafod -- esp. lobster rolls. Small places - lesser know with great food is fine, too. Any suggestions?

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  1. Beacon Hill Bistro and No. 9 Park.

    1. troquet is a little gem and right across the commons.

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      1. re: hotoynoodle

        I heard that the seven-course dinner at Troquet is outstanding. I definitely want to get there one of these days.

      2. The federalist- great food and an extensive wine list, the tuna tartar is delicious!- The Fed is 5 blocks up Beacon Street (from the corner of Charles Street)

        On Bowdoin, between Beacon St and Cambridge street is a small, local, but ambitious and tasty restaurant called Grotto- a more unique experience and less corporate than the Federalist. My favorite on their menu now is the "Bacon wrapped apple stuffed duck breast, crispy duck leg, Reggiano potatoes, dried cherries, black truffle aioli and foie gras-Madeira wine sauce" but everything is good.

        Try these links to see which you prefer...

        http://www.federalistrestaurant.com/

        http://www.grottorestaurant.com/home....

        1. Gosh -- you guys are great! We'll be eating at Beacon Hill Bistro Friday night (as that is where we are staying). I'll check out the others!

          1. The two favorites for lobster rolls and other seafood are B&G Oysters (my personal favorite), in the South End, and Neptune Oysters (the favorite of many Hounds), in the North End. Each is walkable (although not a short walk) on a nice evening or a quick cab ride.

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            1. re: Blumie

              Another vote for B&G. This is a great Boston option.