Recos Needed Please!
Hello Boston folk....
Heading from CT & in need of a couple recos for the wknd of 10/10.
We're going to a show at the Boston Opera House on Friday night. Is there somewhere close to the Opera House that is cheap, tasty, fresh? We'll probably be in a rush as we're usually late everywhere we go :)
Also, looking for a nicer meal on Sat night (my choice, my birthday :). I desperately want to try No 9 Park, but am curious....is it a place we can wear dressed up jeans? Is it too late to get a reservation there? Is there somewhere else you would recommend over No 9? We'd be in for a leisurely delicious meal, but not looking to get all fancied up.
Also, any lunch and brunch recommendations welcome as well. We'll be all over the city - we're staying at the Seaport which, as I understand, is a bit removed from everything.
Thanks in advance for any help.
For your birthday dinner consider taking a cab over the river to Central Sq. and try Salts on Main Street in Cambridge (www.saltsrestaurant.com). I just had the tasting menu there on Thrusday ($75 pp/ +$30pp if you pair with wine) and it was excellent. They are not on open table which in some ways makes it easier to get a reservation.
First, the food is excellent. The tasting menu there is sort of the best of what's on the regular menu with a couple of surprises. (we had an heirloom tomato salad, seared fluke served with new zealand clam (it was sort of a deconstructed clam chowder), ballotine of chicken, beef sirloin with chantrelles and potatoes, plum cake, and amazing chocolate truffle with candied cashews. With the tasting you will not go home hungry.
The service is also some of the best I've had. Attentive, polite, friendly and informative without ever putting on airs.
I think it fits your bill well for great dining but not too fancy atmosphere. It IS Cambridge so dressed up jeans would be fine. People were dressed nice in there but not like they were going to a wedding or anything.
I suggest Fajitas and Rita's for an inexpensive place near the Opera House.
For breakfast try, My Place on A St in South Bsoton. You can walk there, under a mile from the Seaport Area. You are coming in on Columbus Day weekend so reservations may be tough to get for the hihg end restaurants..