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One night in Boston for Seafood

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Would love raw bar as part of experience!
Any help appreciated!!!

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  1. Neptune Oyster in the North End.

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

    1. I second Neptune as having the top raw bar in Boston. It is on Salem St and they don't take reservations. It is quite small and it's very popular so if you go dinner be prepared to wait. They will take your cell phone number and call you so you can stro0ll around the North End while you wait. Neptune Oyster usually has a large variety of oysters along with clams and, depending on the season, others things like fresh sea urchin (Uni) in the shell. If you want more than just the raw bar try one of their lobster rolls which you can get served warm with butter or cold in a mayonaise type dressing. Both are excellent.

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

        1. Neptune, no doubt. The lobster roll is not to be missed. As a bonus, the fries that go along with it are pretty solid.

            1. re: joth68

              Sad but true... Oceanaire

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              Oceanaire
              40 Court Street, Boston, MA 02108

              1. re: typhoonfish

                I think Oceanaire is great and do go there (here elsewhere, especially for raw bar), but usually only go there for a polished corporate business (expensed) dinner or if I can't get to Neptune or Kingfish Hall, both of which are a bit more uniquely Boston-flavored in addition to stellar seafood.

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                Kingfish Hall
                188 South Market Building, Boston, MA 02109

                Oceanaire
                40 Court Street, Boston, MA 02108

                1. re: rlh

                  Are all Oceanaires in such a beautiful room?

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                  Oceanaire
                  40 Court Street, Boston, MA 02108

                  1. re: Joanie

                    The only other one I went to was in Seattle and the room was really nice, as was the seafood and the service (just like here) - I would definitely try them in any city where I didn't have a homegrown option like Neptune - I think the one in Seattle closed, actually (the corporation wasn't doing well financially overall, I think)