Boston Seafood Show-Chef driven fine dining
Chef/owner/purchaser from fine dining restaurant group in Washington DC coming up to Boston this weekend for the seafood show...looking for an excellent, Chef-driven, restaurant experience...price is NOT an issue...Seafood would be great, but not absolutely necessary...just want to go somewhere that we can learn something (service, creativity, quality/unique ingredients) from a great chef/concept. Thanks!
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You'll learn a lot as you browse this board, but the ones that I personally can recommend are Craigie Street Bistro, Gargoyles on the Square, Salts and Pigalle. Of them all, think Craigie Street Bistro offers the most unique experience, with a very market-driven menu.
Others that I haven't made it to but which generally get mentioned in that type of category are TW Food, Ten Tables and Oleana. Enjoy Boston!
Gargoyles On the Square
219 Elm Street, Somerville, MA 02144
798 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139
134 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 02139
75 Charles Street South, Boston, MA 02116
377A Walden St, Cambridge, MA 02138
597 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Craigie Street Bistrot -- CLOSED, now Craigie On Main
5 Craigie Cir, Cambridge, MA
re: Chris VR
Great list! BUT Chef-driven? Does the chef have to be in the kitchen every night to be considered "Chef-driven"? I think they all meet this criteria with the exception of Pigalle, how can Marc Orfaly be at both Marco and Pigalle? Don't get me wrong I am a big fan of Pigalle but I don't consider Pigalle to be "Chef-driven".
Second Steiner3322 is looking for "Fine dining".I think only three meet this criteria, Salts (I have not yet tried Salts but plan to soon), Cragie Street and TW Food. Pigalle does as well but see above.
I would also add O Ya to your list.
I'm no expert, but Chiara in Westwood is chef-driven, and serves great food at a fair price. They take soup seriously, and if I lived closer I would go more often for that alone.