First time visitors to Boston...
My wife and I are going to be in Boston this weekend (Saturday - Monday) and would like to hear of some good places to eat. We're looking for:
1. Thai food
2. Any Chinese place with great Wonton Soup
3. A good clam chowder place.
If you could also let us know which station on the T would be closest to any of the above, that would be appreciated as well. Thanks!! We appreciate it.
I'll supply the Thai. Dok Bua on Harvard Street in Brookline. Very authentic & also has a Thai grocery store at the front of the restaurant. The menu is a collection of polaroid pictures of all the dishes and they have some interesting curries & selections as well as the old time faves (pad that, etc).
The King and I on Charles Street has great thai food - Charles/MGH stop on the Red Line.
Wonton soup I cannot say although I would imagine that there has to be a good place in Chinatown. If you are willing to try Pho then I recommend Pho Ha on Beech Street for good pho - Orange Line Chinatown Stop or Green Line Boylston or Red Line Park Street - walk over to Chinatown - tons of options.
Clam chowder - do you like a thicker or thinner chowder? A lot of people like the chowder at Legal Seafood. I prefer Union Oyster House for chowder and oysters.
Enjoy your visit!
Ok. If you are coming to Boston for the first time at least experience the best we have to offer. Here are my recommendations: Oleana (Kendall Square Stop/Red Line), CuChi CuChi (Central Square / Red Line), Upstairs on the Square (Havard Square/Red Line), Ten Tables (Forest Hills/Orange Line), Eastern Standards (Kenmore Square/Green Line), Elephant Walk (St. Mary/Green Line C), L'Espalier (Government Center/Green Line), Bartley's (Harvard Square/Red Line), Gargoyl's (Davis Square/Red Line), The Independant (Union Square), etc.
1. Dok Bua - C Green Line, Coolidge Corner; Khao Sarn - C Green Line, Coolidge Corner - if you're feeling like some alcohol with your crispy duck
2. Hong Kong Eatery, as indicated above - Orange Line, Chinatown
3. B&G Oysters - Orange Line, Bay Bay Station; Neptune Oyster - Orange Line, Haymarket
Hope that's helpful! Be sure to report back on where you do end up.
Thanks for all your suggestions. We had a wonderful time in Boston even though it was a little on the chilly side! We ate at Dok Bua for Thai...I had the Pad-Bai-Gra-Pow (basil + chiles). Basil always does wonders to food. We also ate at the Union Oyster House; it was also very good. We saw many other restaurants that will probably have to wait until our next visit:-(
Oh...I almost forgot...we tried out Veggie Planet in Harvard Square. We got the Unsafe n'Sound pizza...outstanding!!