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In for three days, can't figure out what 'neighborhood' Hotel Intercontinental is in -- help?

valereee Mar 26, 2010 05:48 AM

DH and I are in Boston next week for three days. We're at the Intercontinental and are making plans for dinners. Saturday is Hamersley's, and I'm looking for other choices for Thursday and Friday. We'd like not to spend half an hour in a taxi, and I don't know the locations of various Boston neighborhoods well enough to do a search at Open Table.

Can someone give me some help -- what Open Table neighborhoods are near the HI?

Suggestions for dining near the HI would also be greatly appreciated. Last time we were in Boston we did Craigie on Main and Oleana, liked them both very much. Also did Neptune Oyster for lunch one day. Always especially interested in any chefs who make a real effort to source locally.

Thanks!

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Neptune Oyster
63 Salem St Ste 1, Boston, MA 02113

Oleana
134 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 02139

Craigie on Main
853 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

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    pemma RE: valereee Mar 26, 2010 05:56 AM

    Opentable has the restaurant in the Intercontinental (Miele) listed as in the Financial District. The hotel is in a slightly ambiguous area. I would have guessed the Financial District but also would not be too surprised to find it in the Faunueil Hall or North End/Waterfront areas. You could search those as well. One suggestion for you that is pretty close to the hotel is Sel de la Terre (Lewis Wharf location).

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    Sel de la Terre
    1245 Worcester Street, Natick, MA 01760

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      valereee RE: pemma Mar 26, 2010 06:19 AM

      Thank you, Pemma! I'll include all those neighborhoods in our search, and check out Sel de la Terre!

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      Sel de la Terre
      1245 Worcester Street, Natick, MA 01760

    2. soxchik RE: valereee Mar 26, 2010 07:04 AM

      You are also very close to the Fort Point neighborhood and a short walk from Sportello and Drink which could make for a great dinner/drinks combo.

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      Sportello
      348 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02110

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        twisty cup RE: valereee Mar 26, 2010 07:05 AM

        Also within walking distance of the Intercontinenal are Sportello, O Ya, and Chinatown

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        O Ya
        9 East Street, Boston, MA 02111

        Sportello
        348 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02110

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          Fort Point RE: valereee Mar 26, 2010 07:14 AM

          Meritage is in the Boston Harbor Hotel which is about a block from your hotel. In addition to excellent food it has great views of the harbor. Also note that if you go out the rear entrance of your hotel you can walk along the Fort Point Channel and the harbor to get to Meritage and Sel de la Terre, Also a short walk from your hotel on the other side of the channel (Congress St) is Sportello; a more casual but very good Italian restaurant by Barbara Lynch. Downstairs from Sportello is Drink which has become a very popular spot with excellent bartenders.

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          Meritage Restaurant
          70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110

          Sel de la Terre
          774 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02199

          Sportello
          348 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02110

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            pemma RE: Fort Point Mar 26, 2010 07:20 AM

            The Seaport District is not a bad walk along the Harbor Walk from your hotel, too. It can be a pleasant walk if the weather is nice. LTK is there (Legal Test Kitchen). There are people here who don't like it, but I always enjoy it. Take a look and see what you think. It's kind of a bustling place with a busy bar.

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            LeoLioness RE: valereee Mar 26, 2010 07:29 AM

            You are also very close to South Station, so anywhre along the Red Line T stops would be a quick trip, too.

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              pemma RE: LeoLioness Mar 26, 2010 08:25 AM

              Yes, good point. Red Line extends your reach all the way to Harvard Square without switching trains. Unfortunately opentable lists all Cambridge restaurants under "Cambridge", so you would have to make sure the restaurant was close to a T stop -- Harvard Square, Central, Kendall, Porter Square areas.

            2. valereee RE: valereee Jun 21, 2010 07:33 AM

              Thanks, all, for the help! Our Boston trip was fantastic -- we ate at Hamersley's, Ten Tables Cambridge, and Oleana, and dropped in to Craigie on Main for craft cocktails. Terrific three days!

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              Oleana
              134 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 02139

              Craigie on Main
              853 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

              Ten Tables
              5 Craigie Circle, Cambridge, MA 02138

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