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Best Halibut in a Cambridge/Boston restaurant?

So, this is a tough one because a lot of the restaurants with terrific halibut have changing menus. But, my girlfriend's birthday is coming up and there is nothing she loves more than good halibut - so I was wondering where I might take her where she can get the best darn halibut in the Republic of Cambridge (I'd venture to Boston if it's worth it)?

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  1. Oh, do venture to Boston. The halibut at Hamersley's Bistro is divine and it is on their summer menu. "Spicy Halibut and Clam Roast with Bacon Braised Greens, White Beans
    and Black Trumpet Mushrooms 35"

    And, taking her to this this classic Boston gem of a restaurant will also make her feel special and spoiled.

    Here's their site to peek at the complete menu

    I have a photo of the halibut clam roast dish here:

    1. Well, I haven't eaten them all so I don't know who has *the best* but I have to tell you, the halibut I had last night at Oleana was perfectly divine. It was a pristinely fresh piece of fish wrapped in grape leaves with some sort of saucy thing in there too and the two of us who ordered it were positively moaning it was so delicious. We too were celebrating a birthday and it was a very nice place to do that. The 3 of us were having so much trouble deciding between the 6 pret a manger choices that we ordered all 6 and that was really fun and interesting as the spicing in each was different and complimentary.

      1. Rendezvous in Central Square has a halibut ceviche as an app. Fresh, light and delicious.

        1. I recently had a great halibut served with a wonderful mushroom risotto at Euno in the North End. Don't know if it's always on the menu or not.

          1. Too funny - I was just extolling the virtues of the halibut at Pigalle, which we enjoyed tremendously a few weeks ago. While not in Cambridge, Pigalle is at an easy-to-find location in Bay Village (Charles Street South) - and usually we find parking over there as well.

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            1. re: Small Plates

              Hamersley's and Harvest.

              Hmmm, maybe it's just an H thing?

            2. SIGH...one of the best halibut dishes I've had in the Boston area was from the now-closed Dedo in Bay Village. I'd love to find a place that matches the halibut from there.

              The suggestion for Oleana sounds like a good one. I've heard a lot of good things about their seafood dishes...

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              1. re: hiddenboston

                I think that the guy that used to be the Chef at Dedo was Mike Scelfo who is cooking these days at the Good Life, downtown. You might call and find out if he has it on the menu. I know he had a couple of great preparations when he was the chef at the North Street Grill. One of them was a blackened halibut sandwich which wowed us.

              2. Thanks for all your suggestions - Oleana has never steered us wrong, so I imagine their halibut will be great. I appreciate the help, and will follow up with a full report.

                1. I would call Azure and Grille 23 & Bar, and see what they have happening. Both Robert Fathman and Jay Murray respectively do terrific recipes with halibut. OY! I'm making myself hungry. Might have to go to one or the other this weekend. Thanks for the idea.

                  1. Try the fish tacos at Picco in the South End. Always halibut, always good.

                    1. I meant to post this here, but accidentally posted it on the fin fish thread...

                      You may want to surf the photo galleries on www.bostonchefs.com
                      A lot of them are showcasing some gorgeous halibut, or fin fish dishes in general.