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Jul 14, 2010 12:56 PM

Blue Ginger

Has anyone tried Blue Ginger in Wellesley? I will be in Boston for 3 days and nedd some good suggestions for Italian and seafood restaurants.

Blue Ginger
583 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482

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  1. I tried Blue Ginger and was not blown away though perhaps others have a different opinion.

    Seafood: i like the chinese fish in the tank restaurants including East Ocean City and Peach Tree that are located in Chinatown.

    Neptune seems to get rave reviews for the food but there are problems with the service.

    Summer Shack has one of the best lobster dishes i have tried, pan fried lobster, and has excellent oysters but outside of that, the food is merely good. it is a very casual place.

    I just had lunch with an Italian-born doctor who has not found any great Italian food in Boston. Unfortunately, that has been my experience, too. He recommended going to Torino and Bologne which I plan on doing. Perhaps your thread/post will turn up something interesting in Italian restaurants.

    further afield, i think that Tamarind Bay in harvard square is as good as the best indian food that i have eaten in new york though my friends who eat in london think that the food there is better.

    My favorite posters are MC Slim JB and Striperguy; they always have something interesting to contribute.

    Tamarind Bay
    75 Winthrop St, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Summer Shack
    310 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

    Blue Ginger
    583 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482

    East Ocean City Restaurant
    27 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111

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    1. re: cambridgedoctpr

      Thanks for the info.I heard that Prezza was pretty good for Italian but outside of that one I haven't heard of any others. What do you know about B&G Oysters and East Coast Grill & Bar?

      East Coast Grill and Raw Bar
      1271 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139

      24 Fleet St., Boston, MA 02113

    2. I ate there once (years ago) and enjoyed it well enough. I don't know if it's worth a drive out from Boston, though, if you're staying in the city. Not because it isn't good but because there are probably plenty of closer places that are worth checking out.

      I find the Summer Shack pretty blah and overpriced, but I'm not an oyster eater.

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      1. re: scratchie

        I think you are right about the distance. I am sure I will find some places closer. Thanks for the advise.

        1. re: susan rossi

          i like east coast grill which has very good seafood which is usually spicy and zippy rather than refined.

          i will check this blog further for the elusive great italian restaurant.

          1. re: cambridgedoctpr

            Have you checked out Gran Gusto on Sherman St. in North Cambridge? Seems to draw quite a few young Italian ex-pats.

            Gran Gusto
            90 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02140

            1. re: Bob Dobalina

              And Trattoria Toscana on Jersey St.
              Susan I guess you're new to the site: do some searches, you'll find a lot on both topics. I'm a big fan of East Coast Grill, and you'll find most nice restaurants in Boston do seafood well.
              Cambridgemd, it's weird, this thread reads like it has no Chowhound context.

              Trattoria Toscana
              130 Jersey St, Boston, MA 02215

              1. re: justbeingpolite

                I am new to this site but thanks for the suggestions. I will do more research.

                1. re: susan rossi

                  We have been to Blue Ginger many times. It is very good and worth the trip (30 minutes from Boston). You can take the train to Wellesley Center and walk 2-3 blocks. I especially like to go for lunch as it is very resonable. Also they now have a noodle bar at lunch time (only). If you don't have a reservation for dinner you can eat in the lounge which has n nice and reasonable menu. Ming Tsai is often there and will sign a cookbook for you.

                  Blue Ginger
                  583 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482

                  1. re: emilief

                    Thank you for your reply. I will consider this when I make up my mind. There seem to be many good places so i need to narrow it down.