Dowtown Boston without a car
I have been wading through posts but really am not as yet familiar with the area, so thought I'd just post a new request.
We will be in Boston later this month Thursday-Sunday night without a car. We are staying in the Theater district. Would like recommendations that can be reached by walking or public transportation. Since we have four nights all sorts of cuisine recommendations are welcome except Mexican because we live in New Mexico and refuse to eat Mexican away from home. We'd be interested in Historic places, fish places, middle eastern, South American (Peru, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil.), Italian, French, Spanish. you name it. Our evening entertainment tends to be dinner and a walk back. We aren't looking for really fancy but if there was something special that required a dress up we might do that one evening.
From Boston we will pick up a car on Monday and be heading south and west to visit the rest of New England. Looping back to Lowell for our last two nights before heading home. Will search for those recommendations separatel.
Let's not get carried away. Boston has public transportation. Fortunately, there's plenty that's easily reachable from the theater district... Chinatown and some of the Back Bay/South End are in walking distance, and it's an easy subway ride to the North End and the rest of Back Bay and "Boston Proper". If you go through these boards for the restaurants that people recommend the most, you'll find a lot of them in those neighborhoods.
I will make a popular recommendation and suggest you take the T to Rincon Limeno in East Boston for Peruvian food. Take the green line from Boylston to Government Center, then the Blue Line to Wood Island. Make yourself a map of the short walk to 409 Chelsea Street, East Boston (it's a little complicated). That's pretty good entertainment.
from the Theatre district it's a nice walk through the Boston Common/Charles st to Scampo in the Liberty hotel (not to be confused with the other restaurants in the same hotel, which should be avoided). Start with the cold corn soup w/ hot corn fritters and don't miss the suckling pig on Friday nights. http://www.scampoboston.com/dinner.pdf
215 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114
You really don't need a car in that area. I live there, don't own a car and when parents visit, we put the car n a garage for 4 days.
You're a short walk to the South End, T ride to Harvard or Davis Sq, Coolidge Corner or the North End.
Grab a beer at Jacob Wirth's (skip the food) and have Thai at Montien next door. Montien has very good Thai..right in the theater district. Be sure to ask for he Thai menu. Chinatown is very close. I like New Shanghai for Sichuan, Peach Farm fo seafood and Winsor for dim sum.
Troquet is a short walk.Very good food, great wine list.
Ebaluce is close for Italian.
Pub food with Boston history, Stoddards on Temple St. Pricey with a great historic dining room..Lock Ober..maybe fo the dress up night.
I'd suggest Thmor Da for Cambodian (few stops beyond Rincon Limeno; which I like) but Lowell has some good Cambodian.
If your travels South take you to Westport, check out the Back Eddy for seafood. Fall River..Sagre's for portuguese
4 Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111
New Shanghai Restaurant
21 Hudson St, Boston, MA 02111
409 Chelsea St, Boston, MA 02128
Jacob Wirth Restaurant
31 Stuart St, Boston, MA 02116
140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
1 Bridge Rd, Westport, MA 02790
Take the T to the North End. If you like to walk, to my mind, that's the best neighborhood to walk through on a Summer;s night with Beacon Hill a close second.
When in the North End 2 places you can't go wrong at are Prezza and Neptune Oysters
63 Salem St Ste 1, Boston, MA 02113
24 Fleet St., Boston, MA 02113