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Recent Eats: Neptune, Artu, Waterfront, Navy Yard Bistro

phatchris Jul 11, 2008 10:16 AM

Neptune; Started with some wellfleets, littlenecks, and shrimp cocktail. Very fresh and tasty as always. Next up the Lobster Spaghettini. Tons of lobster with roasted tomatoes, garlic, parmesan and toasted breadcrumbs on top of al dente spaghettini. Well worth the $36 price tag in my book. Did I mention TONS of lobster.

Artu; started with the veggie antipasti which consisted of some grilled asparagus, grilled zucchini, roasted brussel sprouts, fried zucchini, and beans n' greans. Really good antipasti, very fresh. Next was the shrimp scampi pizza. A thin crust medium siuzed pizza loaded with shrimp and garlic. Not sure if its grilled but there were definately grill like marks on the crispy crust. Really good pizza $15 ( only available at bar)

Waterfront; started with the appetizer platter. Very generic mozz sticks, wing dings, poppers, chicken fingers, and fried calamari. Not great but not bad with a couple IPA's
Hawaian pizza on the other hand was very good, and I have no problem putting their pizza #2 in the North End.

Navy Yard Bistro; Suprised there isn't more talk on this place. Very resonable wine list. Four vines old vine zinfandel was very good $8 a glass. Started with Pork dumplings which were basically crispy momo's. Really nice, homemade, and served with a soy sesame dipping sauce. 4 for $8. For the Main I had the grilled pork tenderloin served with warm
asian slaw, a crispy potato cake, and a soy ginger pineapple sauce. Very tasty and better than a similar dish I had at Sibling Rivalry for half the price.$17

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  1. CambridgeKathy Jul 12, 2008 07:20 AM

    Hi phatchris,

    Thanks for the reviews. I concur about Navy Yard Bistro. The quality of the food is very high for the price. I have never had a bad meal there.

    I will definitely have to try the Lobster Spaghettini at Neptune next time, though I usually stick to the lobster roll.

    1. Dr.Jimbob Jul 12, 2008 09:56 AM

      I've piped up a few times in the past for Navy Yard Bistro. The location, in the midst of the Charlestown Navy Yard, makes it a bit out of the way, a bit T-inaccessible, and a bit of a late night driving misadventure, which I'm sure puts some people off the place. But I have loved the vibe there, I've enjoyed the food, and I like John Moore's taste in wine. It's unmistakably his place, and I think that makes a big difference.

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        gramercyfoodie Jul 12, 2008 02:46 PM

        Thanks for the reviews - I REALLY want to try the lobster spaghettini @ neptune but never there on a monday night for the special...!! I will make an effort now.

        Have heard nothing about the Navy Yard Bistro - we will have to try.


        1. MC Slim JB Jul 12, 2008 03:02 PM

          I love most everything about Neptune, but I'm a) not crazy about the lobster rolls, as they use a stupid, overcharred brioche roll, and b) I think I'd love that Monday-night spaghettini more if it weren't so spicy. Nothing against spice, but the combination of dried chilli (red pepper flakes, I think) and lobster doesn't work for me quite as much as I thought it would. It's a good deal, but I think the heat overwhelms the delicate lobster flavor a little. But I'll say again that overall it's my favorite Western-style seafood place in town.

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          1. re: MC Slim JB
            phatchris Jul 13, 2008 09:56 AM

            Don't know if they changed the spaghettini but I had it last Monday and there wasn't a hint of spice.

            1. re: phatchris
              marcusnaz14 Jul 17, 2008 08:35 AM

              New head chef I believe

              1. re: marcusnaz14
                gramercyfoodie Jul 17, 2008 11:18 AM

                really? i feel like the other one just started. anymore info on this?

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            taxi Jul 16, 2008 12:51 PM

            Thanks so much about the review of Navy Yard Bistro. Was there for the opening of the new Constitution Visitors' Center and walked over to the bistro but not open for lunch. Opens at five. Like the outdoor seating arrangement. Have been wanting to go there for awhile now.

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