Quick dinner for 1 in or very near the North End
I'm going to be in the North End one night a week for the next month or so for a recurring meeting, and I wonder if you have suggestions for a place where I can have a quick dinner. I'll be a little pressed for time (only about an hour), and the fact that a lot of places could be mobbed with an after-work crowed presents a problem. For instance I tried to go to Silvertone for a beer and a quick dinner this week, and not only was the bar full, but there was a line 5-people-deep just to talk to the hostess.
Thanks for your help!
Not sure what time you will be dining, but I was going to suggest Neptune Oyster on Salem Street in the NE. Great dining place for one person. They have a great bar to sit at and enjoy. Sel de la Terre is next to the Aquarium and again good single dining.
63 Salem St Ste 1, Boston, MA 02113
Sel de la Terre
1245 Worcester Street, Natick, MA 01760
Pagliucas has an express type restaurant on the corner of Parmenter and Hanover St(they have a more formal sit down restaurant around the corner). It's counter service but they have a really nice dining area that opens to the street for great people watching. Good food too!
14 Parmenter St, Boston, MA 02113
Dino's (141 Salem Street, at the corner of Salem and Prince) has terrific (and enormous!) subs and a variety of pastas. They seem to do a brisk takeout business but have very few diners-in at that time of day - I can vouch for the fact because Barmy and I ate there just last Wednesday, before a 6:30pm circus performance.
Billy Tse's on Commercial Street has great Asian food - not your typical N. End restaurant but quick, friendly, and delcious.
Neptune before 6 for 1 should be fine. You should be able to get a seat at the bar. Same with Vinoteca di Monica.
Vinoteca di Monica
143 Richmond St., Boston, MA 02109
240 Commercial St Lbby 1, Boston, MA 02109