Newton/Worcester Area Recs?
I know, I know, my name is Yankee fan but was hoping I could be led in the correct direction.
I will be in the area next week for business and am looking for the most highly recommended meal in one of these towns. I would really be up for just about anything and would ideally like to hit some new england quality seafood if available.
I'll strongly second drewames03's suggestions of Neptune Oyster and B&G Oysters, both in Boston for seafood, though I'd avoid Summer Shack.
If you want sushi, arguably the best sushi place in the Boston area (and maybe anywhere else) is Oishii in Chestnut Hill, which is next door to Newton; it's tiny, though.
Good places in Newton (a collection of small communities) would include Blue Ribbon BBQ (West Newton), Buff's Pub (pretty much just for wings, in Newton Corner), Kouzina (Mediterranean influenced American cuisine, Waban), Bakers' Best (breakfast and lunch, Newton Highlands), Lumiere (expensive French, dinner only, West Newton), Lam's (Vietnamese, Newtonville), Sapporo (sushi, Newton Centre), Sweet Tomatoes (casual pizza, Newton Centre and West Newton), and Tartufo (Italian, Newton Centre). There's also been positive things said about 51 Lincoln in Newton Highlands on this board, though I haven't been.
Worcester isn't in my experience a major dining destination, though there are some worthwhile cheap eats such as George's Coney Island Hot Dogs and a host of diners such as the Miss Worcester Diner, Boulevard Diner, and the Kenmore Diner (the last keeps graveyard shift hours). Some folks like the Sole Proprietor (seafood) and Wholly Cannoli (sandwiches and baked goods), but I'm not much a fan of either. To get Worcester suggestions, I'd recommend dropping a post on the New England board.
I would add The Biltmore in Newton to the above list, though as a visitor, I can't imagine how you'd find it (don't wear a Yankees hat when you ask for directions). I posted on it above in the places you wouldn't have know about without CH; unfortunately, today it was written up in the Boston Globe (I say that because now the word will really be out). I didn't have fish there, but they had mako for a special the night we were there, and the newspaper article spoke highly of their fish and chips. The grilled poundcake with fresh blueberries was so simple and memorable, and the corn chowder was outstanding. You would be comfortable there whether you're alone or with others. It calls itself a gastropub.
1205 Chestnut St, Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464