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Aug 13, 2009 04:09 PM

Help with my Boston itinerary!

Hello -
My hubby and I are visiting Boston from Los Angeles for the first time next week. We will not have a car and only staying for Wed/Thurs. We are staying at the Radisson. I have done some research on the board and here is what I have so far:

Breakfast - need help, any coffee bars, simple places for breakfast near the Radisson?

Wed -
Lunch - No clue, need help, I think we will be around the Boston Commons area, want some place with a boston feel, maybe seafood?
Dinner - either at Sorellina or Prezza (which should I pick?)

Thursday - Walking the Freedom trail
Lunch - Regina's Pizza
Dinner - Neptune's Oyster
After Dinner: Bell in Hand for Drinks?

If you could help me with some ideas for breakfast and let me know your thoughts on my picks that would be great!
Thanks in advance!

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  1. Breakfast: Mike & Patty's on Church St in Bay Village.

    Lunch: Parish Cafe on Boylston near the Public Garden.

    Next week also is part of Restaurant Week and many places are having special deals for lunch and dinner. Some participating lunch places nearby include Avila, Davio's and Via Matta. See for details.

    Parish Cafe
    361 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

    Mike and Pattys LLC Dba Mike and Pattys
    12 Church St, Boston, MA

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    1. re: BBHound

      Oh...I vote Avila for lunch if you like their RW special...or even just their menu....went for my birthday and LOVED it!

    2. Sorellina is participating in Restaurant Week, but I don't think Prezza is. You should factor that into your decision. There are pros and cons to RW, and lots of recent threads debating them.

      1. For Breakfast try Charlie's in the South End or the Paramount on Charles St. Both are a nice walk from the Radisson.

        1. For lunch Via Matta does a nice job or a walk to Chinatown. Peach Farm Seafood there is great.

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          1. re: chuck s

            Peach Farm is indeed great food, albeit in a kind of dumpy atmosphere. If you're not into Chinese for lunch and you're around the common I'd recommend Marliave, the food is good and it's historic Boston, the place has been a restaurant for well over a century.

            10 Bosworth Street, Boston, MA 02108

          2. Your lunch on Wed, try Beacon Hill Bistro. It's lovely and and I think will give you a Boston feel. Not seafood specific, but there is always fish of some kind on th menu.

            For after dinner drinks on Thursday, try Marlive. They'd have better bartending than Bell in Hand for sure.

            Breakfast: The Paramount maybe. It's much loved.

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            1. re: SuperFineSugar

              Beacon Hill Bistro looks great! Thank you.