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Best food-to-view ratio? Cast your votes!

Lgalen May 30, 2010 01:07 PM

Does one always have to trade off a good food for a good view (perhaps of the water, but not of the sidewalk)? So far, the only places i can think of where you don't is Meritage and Dante. And if you go to Meritage at night, you really can't see the water, since there's no outdoor seating. Although Bridgeman's in Hull is right across from the water, there's not REALLY a water view, as far as I'm concerned. I'm NOT including Henrietta's Table, since it's view is of concrete. So what do you think, Hounds?

Henrietta's Table
One Bennett St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Meritage Restaurant
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110

Bridgemans Restaurant
145 Nantasket Ave, Hull, MA 02045

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  1. Prav RE: Lgalen May 30, 2010 01:09 PM

    I mean, shoot, I know people aren't fond of it here, but I'd sure enjoy eating dinner while gazing across the city, at Top of the Hub. Even just for the clam chowder and a plate of the freshly baked cookies.

    Top of the Hub
    800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199

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      The_SBK RE: Prav May 30, 2010 08:36 PM

      I'd second that, Top of the Hub is great for drinks and little bites. Their dinner is meh and way overpriced but if you stick to the bar, you'll be just fine.


      Top of the Hub
      800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199

    2. hotoynoodle RE: Lgalen May 30, 2010 02:12 PM

      scup's in eastie.

      kelly's in revere

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        Prav RE: hotoynoodle May 30, 2010 02:35 PM

        Yeah, I second scups as well.

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          Tir_na_nOg RE: Prav May 30, 2010 02:41 PM

          Scups? You mean the view from the bathroom?

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            MC Slim JB RE: Prav May 30, 2010 02:44 PM

            Love Scup's, but the actual view from their seating out front isn't so hot.


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              Prav RE: MC Slim JB May 30, 2010 02:54 PM

              But what about the mermoctopus? :) http://www.flickr.com/photos/icedhotc...

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                Tir_na_nOg RE: Prav May 30, 2010 05:36 PM

                And this big fish (visible from the bathroom?):

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                  Tir_na_nOg RE: Tir_na_nOg May 30, 2010 05:38 PM

                  Your photo is better than mine!


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          9lives RE: Lgalen May 30, 2010 03:36 PM

          I know Joe's on the Waterfont doesn't get a lot of love here but I had a great prime rib the othe night...weekends only. Only on weekends. I'm told it's the same meat they use at Abe & Louies. They also do a very good French dip sandwich.

          Abe & Louie's
          793 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

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            yumyum RE: 9lives May 31, 2010 10:50 AM

            Speaking of prime rib, just had a magnificent version at the Mt. Vernon in Somerville. Perfect slab of blood red meat. Side of potato and carrots. The old skool atmosphere was a little daunting on a nice afternoon (no windows, deep carpeting, dim lights) but the beef was delectable.

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            Pegmeister RE: Lgalen May 30, 2010 03:50 PM

            Bay Point in Quincy has an awesome water view with outdoor seating. Is it chowish? Not so much, but is the food good, and comforting -- Absolutely!! I stopped in last week and they had added lobster mac & cheese to their menu, which as others may know is one of my favorites. Served in a cast iron pan, the sauce was creamy & cheesy with a fair amount of lobster, I would definitely order it again. DC went with the short ribs, which based on my taste were quite good. They do a wonderful job with the fried seafood, and the baked stuffed lobster is pretty good. I'm local so for me it's a perfect after work spot, but once warm weather comes it's even better. Dining crowd does tend to be blue haired until summer time then all the boat owners come and hang out.l

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              Gabatta RE: Lgalen May 31, 2010 08:21 AM

              Lobster Pool in Rockport.

              Lobster Pool
              329 Granite St, Rockport, MA 01966

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                rlh RE: Gabatta May 31, 2010 01:16 PM

                Second - Lobster Pool - outside at sunset - nowhere compares!

                A totally different spot I really like is the Zebra room at Upstairs on the Square in Harvard Square overlooking the small park (and Grendel's outdoor cafe- DO NOT eat there!) - especially on a snowy afternoon or early in the Spring on one of those rare warm days when everyone is rushing to be outside and so happy about it.

                Lobster Pool
                329 Granite St, Rockport, MA 01966

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                tigerswims RE: Lgalen May 31, 2010 10:57 AM

                Madfish Grille in Gloucester.

                Madfish Grille
                77 Rocky Neck Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930

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