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Jun 25, 2007 04:54 PM

Restaurant Rec, walking distance to Fleet Boston Pavilion

Any suggestions. Nothing too fancy, as its a pre concert dinner. Seafood is great. I'm not familiar with the area that much.

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  1. The Daily Catch in the North End. 323 Hanover St. Great seafood. Extremely casual and within walking distance to the Fleet Center. Try it!

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    1. re: chowhound2

      Thanks, however Fleet Boston Pavilion isn't the fleet center, its the former Harborlights, I think its now called Bank of America Pavilion, I swear its had like 10 names. I was only there once almost 10 years ago.

      1. re: Duffless

        Sorry, its been a while. The North End and "Harbor Lights" are accessible via Harbor Taxis. However, reasonable seafood in a large restaurant are available at Anthony's Pier 4 in Southie. This is definitely within walking distance of the Bank of America Pavilion. Anthony's Pier 4 | 140 Northern Avenue | Boston, Massachusetts | 617.482.6262

        1. re: chowhound2

          Thanks, i'll check that out. Someone told me Barking Crab, but when i looked on Yelp it got very mixed reviews.

          1. re: Duffless

            I've had good meals at the Chimese food place in front of Anthony's. Eastern Pier I believe it's called.

      2. re: chowhound2

        I think there is a Daily Catch close to the Pavilion, near the courthouse so it could still be an option.

        If it's nice and you don't mind a little walk my pick would be Lucky's Lounge.

      3. They have a variety of food stands at the venue if you're at a loss for options. Last time I was there, there was a Regina's Pizza and Legal Seafood among others. It's like an outdoor food court.

        If you're going to see Wilco Thursday, I'll see you there (and will have no idea!).

        1. anthony's gets mixed reviews, but for steamed lobster it's good. legal's test kitchen is over there, and a new place called salvatore's has just opened, but i haven't heard anything. barking crab is essentially a clam shack. for steamers or fried clams and cold beers it's perfectly fine.

          are you walking or driving? because sel de la terre is decently close, as is chinatown.

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          1. re: hotoynoodle

            Yes, Salvatore's is where we're going before a concert this week. It's almost right across the street from the Pavillion. We checked it out a couple of weeks ago - nice space, smooth handling of the pre-concert crowds, only tried a pizza and an appetizer, but both were very good. Well-stocked bar, and hopefully it will be nice enough to sit outside and enjoy dinner on their patio. It's Italian, though, not strictly seafood.

            Also, I'm pretty sure Anthony's has a free shuttle to the Pavillion, especially nice if it's a rainy concert night.

          2. If you are looking for no-frills seafood, your best bet is Yankee Lobster, which is just past the Fleet Boston Pavilion on your left. Do a search for previous posts and reviews but I believe the consensus is good, fresh & basic seafood reasonably priced. Not a ton of atmosphere, but good food.

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            1. re: twentyoystahs

              I was going to suggest the Daily Catch or Yankee Lobster but wasn't sure if either was open late enough for a preshowdinner.
              It seems at least YL is. Until 9pm Mon-Sat.


            2. Hi,

              Part of the confusion is that the place is actually called now, the Bank of America Pavillion.

              Anyhow, I know it gets mixed reviews here, but I was just at a Pavillion concert two weeks ago and ate at No-Name. We had a great meal. My husband, who is allergic to fish, went with the chicken medallions plate, and it was a very nice, substantial platter of chicken in garlic butter, with some fresh carrots and broccoli along side.

              I had my usual, which is a bowl of their fantastic, fresh, homemade fish chowder and the fried fisherman's platter. The chowder is very simple...cream, loads of fresh white fish, and a little butter melted on top for some extra richness.

              The fried foods there are great. My platter was chock full of belly clams, haddock pieces, shrimp and scallops, all crispy and hot. They also must make their cole slaw in house, because it doesn't have that horrid sugary taste of the commercial stuff.

              So, two people stuffed themselves, and shared a great piece of homemade blueberry pie, and the bill came to under $40. Service was efficient, and friendly enough. Also, if you are in a hurry to get to the show, we were in and out of there in 30 minutes.