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Best Mussels in Boston

manga28 Apr 22, 2009 10:30 AM

Going out tonight and we are craving Mussels. I would love tips on the best places in Boston/Cambridge to get mussels

  1. CocoDan Apr 22, 2009 10:48 AM

    I know it's not a board favorite, but I really like the mussles that the Chef Fernando makes at Villa Francesca in the North End. Always super fresh.

    Have also had very good mussles at McCormack & Schmick.

    I'm sure there are many others; here's a few to start. May get into V.F. for some myself this weekend, now that you've got my mouth watering.

    1. m
      Misterie Apr 22, 2009 10:58 AM

      See previous post, there must be others as well.


      1. Science Chick Apr 22, 2009 11:37 AM

        Les Zygomates does a very nice version....plus you get jazz w/your meal!

        1. r
          rds85 Apr 22, 2009 12:46 PM

          i really like mussels app at silvertone.

          1. Deelicious47 Apr 22, 2009 12:52 PM

            Try the mussels at Highland Kitchen in Somerville. Done in a lemongrass lobster broth with coconut milk. Plump and meaty. Perfection. And really wonderful bread to sop up all the phenomenal sauce.

            1. g
              Gabatta Apr 22, 2009 01:42 PM

              Lot's of good options for mussels in the area. Mistral or East Coast Grill (with an order of the grilled bread) are two personal faves...

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              1. re: Gabatta
                twentyoystahs Apr 22, 2009 01:48 PM

                I KNOW I've mentioned this before on previous "mussel" threads but I think the mussels at Aquitaine are absolutely delicious. I'm not even someone who loves mussels all that much but if I find myself at Aquitaine, i must order them. The broth is a buttery, sherry-laden concoction that is truly sublime.

                1. re: twentyoystahs
                  2cutepugs Apr 22, 2009 02:17 PM

                  I second Mistral. Delicious broth and good, plump mussels. I think Stella does a good job too. I need to try Aquitaine.

                  1. re: 2cutepugs
                    thegirlwholovestoeat Apr 23, 2009 06:54 AM

                    I second Stella The mussels are out of the shell in a creamy, roasted red-pepper "soup" type base. I also love the mussels at Teatro which are also out of the shell in a creamy, pesto "soup" style. See a trend here...

                    For more traditional style mussels in a clear broth I love the different styles served at the Publick House in Washington Square.

                    1. re: thegirlwholovestoeat
                      okra Apr 23, 2009 07:58 AM

                      I wouldn't even try to get near Publick House this week, with the Craft Brewers Conference in town.... mob scene

              2. m
                macadamianut Apr 23, 2009 07:04 AM

                I love the mussels at Aquitaine. They serve it with nice bread to soak up the delicious sauce.

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