GREAT LUNCH OUTDOORS?
I won't have any nights free next week when the play I'm in comes to Boston for a week. What do Boston Chowhounders think would be a really great lunch spot, that ALSO has either a great space OR view OR outside seating? I'll probably have 5-7 castmates in tow as well. Thanks in advance.
There are a few places in Fanueil Hall with outdoor seating. Beware it is really touristy and can be quite busy. Kinfish Hall would be my choice, good oysters and they usually have a lobster roll on the menu, fish & chips are good as well. From there you close enough to walk through the North End for something sweet. Alternatively, the Oceana at the Marriot Long Wharf has some nice views of the harbor and the food is decent. Don't think the outdoor terrace will be open though.
Some of the restaurants along Boylston St have outside seating with decent food. Abe & Louie's for steaks (and a good burger at lunch, get it with their sweet potato fies); Atlantic Fish for seafood; Bangkok Blue for Thai; Parish Cafe for gourmet sandwiches. Many places on Newbury have outdor seating but the food doesn't measure up.
For a view, Bitsro du Midi on Boylston has excellent views of the Public Garden from their second floor dining room if you can get a table near the windows.
361 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
Atlantic Fish Co
761 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
Abe & Louie's
793 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
651 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
Bistro du Midi
272 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
When I was in town today I noticed that the Woodward at the new Ames Hotel had some nice outdoor seating. Walking through Fanueil Hall, Kingfish, Salty Dog and the Plow were all bustling with people eating outside. Myself, I headed for the North End for mussels in fradiavolo at Antico Forno with a seat by the open window watching all the crowds walk by. From there a glass of wine at Artu to watch the derby and a final stop at Durty Nellies for a night cap. Nellies is normally mobbed on Saturday nights with people drifting in from the market, but it was surprisingly quiet with no problem getting a seat. Oh and the terrace at Long Wharf doesn't look likes its open yet.
93 Salem Street, Boston, MA 02113