So what restaurants do live up to the hype??
LOVE the other topic, so thought I'd post the alter topic. What restaurants in the boston area do you think actually do live up to the hype? I know the answer is probably none of them, but all the same, humor me. . .
The places where I've thought I'd died and gone to heaven, consistently, are:
Kimball's (ice cream)
It's a good thing I don't live in the North End. I've had great meals and great dishes at other places, but I've never been anything but swept off my feet at these.
re: sophie fox
Actually it was the question: what restaurants live up to the hype? But the question presumes that the hype is good, and the consensus (albeit not universal) is that Mike's is just ok. (My calling it "bad" is an overstatement.) That you and pollystrene like it is great; nothing wrong with that at all. It's just that Mike's does not get a lot of favorable hype on this board.
For me, based on the past year or two:
Christina's Ice Cream
Eastern Standard (especially the bar)
King Fung Garden (Chinatown location)
Maria's (bakery - North End - but is there really hype?)
I have never been disapointed with the following:
O Ya (yes it is actually worth the price)
Charlie's Sandwich for Breakfast (M-F; Sat is another story)
Pizzeria Regina (2nd)
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