Weekend visitors in search of dinner...
We're visiting Boston for the weekend and wanted to have a nice dinner out. Maybe one the is unique or distinct to Boston. Any recommendations?
Here's a few I saw from the boards...
Perzza, North End
Mamma Maria, North End
Neptune Oyster, North End
Eastern Standard, Fenway
Those would be fairly easy to combine if you get lucky at Neptune and don't have to wait long to sit down for some oysters/apps. I think Salts is fairly unique and has somewhat of a Cambridge vibe. This is a low key place if you're looking for that and you'd get two sections of town during the weekend. Since the places you mentioned are mostly higher end, I'd skip Daily Catch which is unique but not particularly "nice". I think Eastern Standard is a fun time but not so unique, altho if you're into cocktails, you should stop by.
Any more specifics on the type of places you're looking for?
Neptune: gorgeous place without being stuffy with excellent food.
Eastern Standard: Skip it. Good food but not great and not a particularly interesting place.
O Ya: if your looking to have an amazing experience and are willing to blow a lot of cash.
Daily Catch in the North End is another fun and delicious place without being formal.
Butcher Shop is a nice wine bar with small plates if you want to see the South End. I often combine a visit to the Butcher Shop with B&G Oyster across the street (B&G is very similar to Neptune but not as good.)