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SF chef in Boston one weekend- must go restaurants?

Hi Boston! I'm in town (staying in Back Bay) for Memorial Day weekend for a wedding and have one dinner and 3 lunch/brunches to hit some restaurants. Doesn't have to be fancy/fine dining, just really REALLY good food. I was looking at Craigie on Main or Hungry Mother. Any advice from Boston foodies?

Thanks.

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Hungry Mother
Cambridge, MA, Cambridge, MA

Craigie on Main
853 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

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  1. Good choices. Also consider Erbaluce for dinner, slightly unusual take on Italtian.
    If the weather's good, perhaps Speed's cart for a fab hot dog. Lunch also at Neptune Oyster.

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

    Erbaluce
    69 Church Street, Boston, MA 02116

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    1. re: justbeingpolite

      I'd have to second Erbaluce. Some other favorites of mine include Ten Tables, L'Espalier, O Ya, No. 9 Park and T.W. Food.

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      L'Espalier
      774 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199

      O Ya
      9 East Street, Boston, MA 02111

      T.W. Food
      377A Walden St, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Ten Tables
      5 Craigie Circle, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Erbaluce
      69 Church Street, Boston, MA 02116

    2. Our best Chinatown joints - Nest Little Restaurant and Peach Farm. Also, Oya for reinvented sushi.

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      Peach Farm
      4 Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111

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      1. re: ipsofatso

        Coming from SF, I didn't recommend Chinese. But O Ya is pretty incredible.

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        O Ya
        9 East Street, Boston, MA 02111

      2. If I had just one dinner in town, it would be at Craigie on Main or O Ya. O Ya is uber expensive, but great. Craigie is a bit less cash, and also phenomenal. I really enjoyed Erbaluce, but I'd still hit Craigie, if I were you.

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        O Ya
        9 East Street, Boston, MA 02111

        Craigie on Main
        853 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

        Erbaluce
        69 Church Street, Boston, MA 02116

        1. Some great options on this thread already- Id add Coppa to the list as well at least for their house made Salumi.

          Otherwise Ill second Neptune Oyster and Erbaluce

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

          Erbaluce
          69 Church Street, Boston, MA 02116

          Coppa
          253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118

          1. Have you considered Oleana? Our meal last night was outstanding!

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            Oleana
            134 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 02139