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Seafood restaurant in Copley Square

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  • 2mom2 Aug 2, 2010 10:10 AM

Hello,

Will be in Boston for two days. Would you have dinner recommendation around The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel for a seafood restaurant about $25 - $30 per person?

Thank you.

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  1. I have not been there in many years, but Turner Fisheries in the Westin Hotel I think is still pretty good. Not far over in Park Square there is a Legal's. Several blocks up Boylston is Atlantic Fish which I like. Entrees should generally run in the 20's or so at these places, but add in drinks, appetizers whatnot and you will go over your budget. The very casual Summer Shack is a number of blocks up on Dalton St. right off of Boylston.

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    Summer Shack
    310 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

    Turner Fisheries Bar
    10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

    Park Square Cafe
    31 Saint James Ave Ste L15, Boston, MA 02116

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    1. re: pemma

      I vote "yech" to all of these places, and join in the B&G recommendation. If, however, the OP is looking to stay under $30 all in, that'll be tough at B&G.

    2. Of the options penma mentioned, my choice would be the Atlantic Fish Co.

      If you don't mind a 10-15 minute walk, another really good option is B&G Oysters in the South End, heading straight down on Clarendon St.

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      Atlantic Fish Co
      761 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

      1. I've worked and eaten in the neighborhood for 25 years and would definitely recommend against Turner Fisheries and Skipjacks.

        There are closer Legals -- on in Copley Place and one in the Pru (maybe about as far as Park Sq.) If you decide to go there (better choice than above) I'd avoid the Pru, since it's a "training" location for new staff.

        Even though Atlantic Fish is part of a chain, it's a better choice.

        In Boston, almost every good restaurant offers fresh seafood.

        I, too, would opt for the walk to B and G, though

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        Turner Fisheries Bar
        10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

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        1. re: C. Hamster

          I live in this neighborhood. Not wild for any particular seafood spot in the close vicinity, but I go to Atlantic Fish much more frequently than the others and have never had an unsatisfying meal.

          On the other hand, I'm done with Legal's, Skipjacks, Summer Shack, and would never pay to eat at any of them again.

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          Summer Shack
          310 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

          1. re: Ricardo Malocchio

            do you dislike the pan fried lobster at Summer Shack? i admit that is the only dish that i really like there. But the OP is not far from chinatown that is filled with excellent food with places to numerous to mention here.

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            Summer Shack
            310 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

            1. re: cambridgedoctpr

              You got me on that one - I LOVE the pan-fried lobster. Of course, I've loved every one I've ever had, but they certainly do it right at Summer Shack.

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              Summer Shack
              310 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

              1. re: cambridgedoctpr

                Re: Chinatown seafood, the "Getting to be More Comprehensive" thread cites Peach Farm as the best seafood in Chinatown.

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                Peach Farm
                4 Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111

                1. re: GretchenS

                  Peach Farm isn't the place to hang around and chat though...they'll kick out out, like most little hole in the walls.
                  Great seafood there and B&G (oysters/lobster rolls...haven't had any fish there I've liked yet nor at Neptune)...

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                  Peach Farm
                  4 Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111

                  1. re: Spike

                    Thank you everyone!

                    1. re: 2mom2

                      You should note that if your budget is "all in", none of the suggestions (bar possibly Peach Farm) will be within budget, unless you just have appetizers.

                      If you just have a lobster roll, and nothing else, you might just squeeze by a tad over budget

                      tb

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                      Peach Farm
                      4 Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111