Philly Hound Visiting Boston staying near Theatre District
Will be in Boston end of April on business in theatre district. Would love reasonable really good food recs within a decent cab ride/walk away. Love Portuguese, Seafood, and Italian . Thanks in advance for your recs!
Please define: "reasonable" and "decent cab ride/walk away". My reasonable may be your expensive and vice versa. Once you define that, recommendations will be easier to make.
You're a 15 min walk/2-3 stop on the green line ride from the North End, where you'll see many recs for places like Prezza, Carmen, Mama Maria, Antico Forno. A good place to visit as its unique. Teatro and Via Matta are right in the theater area. Portugese at Atasca, a 5 or so min walk from the Kendall Sq. red line stop. There's a Legal right in the Park Sq. area or back to the north end for Neptune or 15 min walk to the south end for B&G. Or another 5 min for no frills seafood at Morse on Washington St. Right in your neighborhood, lots of people like Pigalle.
If you are a fan of beer, Publick House in Brookline (on the Green line, not too too far from Fenway) is great and probably on par with Eulogy (from what I've heard)--tasty food, great beer selection!
Walk across the Park to Boylston Street to Parish Cafe (http://www.parishcafe.com/) for pretty good gourmet sandwiches.
Hit Chinatown (whole other search on the board): Pho Vietnam, Chau Chow City, China Pearl, etc.
Silvertone (www.silvertonedowntown.com) in Downtown Crossing is very tasty and reasonable.
If you go to Neptune Oyster (Salem St., North End), you can get great seafood and great Italian all at once.
You might also like Daily Catch (Hanover St., North End). More divey, quite tiny, but if you like seafood and pasta (especially squid), you'll enjoy.
I'd also recommend a quick trip over to Chinatown for seafood, specifically at Peach Farm, Jumbo Seafood or even East Ocean City for their crab. No offense, but when I lived in Philly in the early to mid 90s, the Chinatown there was a huge disappointment. For more American style seafood, I'd recommend Atlantic Fish Co in the Back Bay over Legal.
As a former philadelphian, I would make a few modifications of the recommendations above. For Italian, I would go to Taranta (italian/pervian) or one of the seafood heavy north end places (like neptune oyster) as these are markedly different from what is generally available in philly. I think portuguese is a great idea, there is a recent thread on the boston area places. Although overpriced, and not a board favorite, I do think Kingfish Hall (in fanueil market) is a good spot for lunch or dinner, especially when the outdoor seating is open (great people watching).