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Best Mussels in Boston

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

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  1. 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. See previous post, there must be others as well.


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

        1. i really like mussels app at silvertone.

          1. 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. 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

                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

                  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

                    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

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

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