Solo Dining - Downtown Boston or Nearby
I am heading to Boston for the weekend and would like ideas for good places to eat/snack/have a few drinks by myself. I am in my early 30s (female) and went to school there, so am pretty familiar with the city (ie - have no problems taking the T, walking, etc). I am staying at the Omni Parker. Not really picky re: cuisine, except no Indian. Thanks.
I'm in your demographic and some of my favorite spots for bar dining (I prefer the bar when I am solo or with a small group) are Prezza, B&G Oysters, Douzo, Hamersley's, No 9 Park, Eastern Standard and Butcher Shop.
No 9 Park
9 Park Street, Boston, MA 02108
24 Fleet St., Boston, MA 02113
528 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
B & G Oysters
550 Tremont street, Boston, MA 02118
131 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116
553 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116
552 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118
For solo dining I prefer either someplace casual, like Parish Cafe; or someplace big and lively, like Eastern Standard.
Again, since it's gonna be freezing this weekend, I'd stay closeby. In addition to No. 9 Park, I'd try Moo at the XV Beacon Hotel or the KO Prime bar in the Nine Zero. All within 5 min of the Omni. Teatro would be good if it's not too crazy a scene at the bar. And if you just want a drink, the bar in your hotel is very classic.
In addition to most of the places mentioned (but Durgin Park? really?), I'll add Sel De La Terre - just had a good meal at the bar there last week and not too far from the Omni. I also had an enjoyable meal at the bar at Toscano on Sunday. Bricco and Lucca are also walkable from there & have good bar-dining. Nice bar and good lobster roll at Kingfish.
Sel De La Terre
255 State St, Boston, MA 02109
41-47 Charles St., Boston, MA 02114
226 Hanover St., Boston, MA 02113
241 Hanover St., Boston, MA 02113
188 South Market Building, Boston, MA 02109
Hello - wanted to report back on my dining adventures and thank everyone for their recommendations. Friday night, I scored myself a seat at the bar at 9 Park and thoroughly enjoyed the 3 course prix-fix (esp the lobster gnocchi). Saturday, after walking around the entire city, i made it to Paramount in Beacon Hill just at the end of the lunch rush, where i enjoyed the crab cake BLT and some much-needed french fries. Met some friends Saturday night at Durgin Park (coincidentally, as that was where they were) - the food just OK, but it was nice to sit in a booth, listen to some woman sing and play on the guiter, and imbibe some (also much-needed) Sam Adams. Thanks again.