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camedowncrushing Jul 25, 2010 06:36 PM

H and I live in the suburbs but are willing to travel to the city for amazing seafood. Any suggestions? This is for his birthday dinner so price is not a consideration. Thanks!

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  1. kelly001 RE: camedowncrushing Jul 26, 2010 03:49 AM

    Neptune Oyster is one idea.

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

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      RoyRon RE: camedowncrushing Jul 26, 2010 11:59 AM

      I would second Neptune Oyster but be prepared for a wait if you go on any night a prime dinner hours. They do not take reservations although they will take your cell phone number and call you when seatring opens up so you can stroll around the North End while you are waiting. My other rec would be one of the Summer Shacks.

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

      Summer Shack
      310 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

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        cambridgedoctpr RE: RoyRon Jul 26, 2010 12:04 PM

        summer shack has only one main dish that i order, the pan fried lobster, but it is my favorite lobster dish of all. That said, if you go to the Alewife summer shack, then you should have no trouble parking for free. i have no problem waiting, if people call me on my cell phone.

        But i like the fish in the tank restaurants in Chinatown including Peach Farm, East Ocean City, Jumbo Seafood.

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          Blumie RE: RoyRon Jul 28, 2010 10:47 AM

          Summer Shack sucks (to be blunt).

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          Summer Shack
          310 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

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          gourmaniac RE: camedowncrushing Jul 26, 2010 12:06 PM

          Where in the suburbs are you? I frankly think one can do better outside the city for seafood. e.g Catch in Winchester.

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            shaebones RE: gourmaniac Jul 26, 2010 11:05 PM

            Catch is no longer. Suppose to resurface in Cambridge or Boston someday. In its place is Parson's table owned by same chef. Mixed menu, not primarily seafood. My vote goes to Neptune as well

          2. CocoDan RE: camedowncrushing Jul 27, 2010 01:52 PM

            I find it hard to believe that I'm one of the few here who turns to some of the Boston steakhouses and national chains for some very delicious seafood meals. I've always had well prepared local fish dishes from McCormick and Schmick.

            Abe & Louis' has a fabulous swordfish chop. Sooo moist, it melts in your mouth. Served with the best jasmine rice in the city. Their shrimp and scallops Louis are marinated and grilled to perfection (I'm making myself hungry).

            Real hard to beat the crab cakes at the Palm, unles you like something else in your crabcakes besides crab. These are nicely complimented by their Monday Night Salad.

            Grille 23 & Bar does and outstanding pan roasted monkfish, and there side dishes are all delicious.

            The Capitol Grille on Newbury has an unbelievable tuna steak and a really terrific wine list. Service is always outstanding there.

            These are a few I like to do business with. Always consistant.
            Enjoy,
            CocoDan

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              yumyum RE: CocoDan Jul 27, 2010 02:05 PM

              Coco -- sounds like the OP was looking for fish at retail.

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                CocoDan RE: yumyum Jul 28, 2010 06:32 AM

                I never even thought of that. Still, these places work well for great seafood options. Heading for crabcakes this weekend. The Palm also has very good bar service. Very good Courvosier stingers.
                Enjoy,
                CocoDan

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                  yumyum RE: CocoDan Jul 28, 2010 10:05 AM

                  Coco-- upon re-reading, I have no idea. Maybe the OP was looking for retail, perhaps a restaurant. As with most posts on this board, we'll never know. Sigh.

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              Blumie RE: camedowncrushing Jul 28, 2010 10:49 AM

              Anyone know what's doing at Oceanaire. The reports on this board were quite favorable, but I don't know if the place has held up since it went into bankruptcy and was purchased by the Landry's Restaurants group.

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              Oceanaire
              40 Court Street, Boston, MA 02108

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