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Restaurant Choices for Next Week

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ssalko2 Mar 18, 2009 11:35 AM

In a follow-up to a post about coming to Boston and asking about restaurant week, I've abandoned that option, and have now been scouring the boards for some good restaurants.

We're from Philly, and love going to eat. We're not rich, so we try to look for foods that are reasonable, but don't mind splurging if it's that good.

We are staying in Boston at the Courtyard Marriott on Tremont from Friday - Sunday. So we'll have 2 nights for dinner, 3 lunches, and lots of time for snacking.

Here are some of the things I've put together. Does anyone have any opinions on these? I'm a seafood lover but the fiancee isn't; we're not into drinking when we go out to eat, just want good food. We do enjoy a good steak, in addition to my love of seafood. Is there any seafood in season right now not to miss?

Flour Bakery & Cafe
Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage
EVOO (dinner on Saturday)
Taranta or Sorrelina for dinner?
Pop's or Metropolis (near our hotel)
The Blue Room
Union Bar & Grill (brunch)

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  1. Joanie RE: ssalko2 Mar 18, 2009 11:57 AM

    Those are all good choices. Sorrelina is the most $$ and you should definitely go to the North End once so maybe choose Taranta. Good work.

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      tdaaa RE: Joanie Mar 18, 2009 12:09 PM

      Philadelphia has no shortage of great italian, so I think taranta would be particularly good. It is Italian/peruvian and should be different from what you can get there.

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        samosk318 RE: Joanie Mar 18, 2009 03:00 PM

        I particularly enjoyed Taranta when I ate there, so consider this a third recommendation for there. The mussels appetizer was outstanding. Both the fusilli al cartoccio and the gnocchi with lamb ragu were delicious as well. Couldn't tell you about dessert (DC and I walked across the street to Modern for cannoli instead), but if the rest of the meal was any indication I'm sure they're quite good as well.

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