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Aug 5, 2010 08:38 AM

Restaurant Suggestion for Friday -- Oysters or Italian small plates

Visiting family from out of town and will picking up husband at South Station on Friday evening. He's looking for a spot for either a) raw oysters and a nice beer or b) Italian small plates (cheese, charcuterie, antipasti) and wine. Do you have any suggestions? We have a car and can drive to any surrounding areas like Cambridge if need be. thanks in advance.

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  1. What time are you picking him up? In which direction are you headed?

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    1. re: Blumie

      Picking up at 6:15pm and eventually heading N on 93 to Winchester

    2. We ate both at Neptune Oyster (North End) and at Coppa (South End) and loved both. Neither takes reservations. When we go back to Boston, we plan to visit both again.

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

      253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118

      1. you can drive to Scampo (just off 93, they validate parking at the Liberty hotel) for some great beef carpaccio, prosciutto, various mozzarella-centric dishes etc. or if you drive deep into Cambridge to Gran Gusto, you might luck out with some stracciatella cheese. or stop in at Drink for some chicken liver pate, buttermilk fried wings and cocktails.

        1. Is it terribly cruel of me to ask my SO to choose from this list?

          La Casale

          Neptune Oyster (will be long wait

          Toro (tapas

          Rialto (Jody Adams’ restaurant in Harvard Square

          Oleana (Cambridge turkish/veggie

          Coppa (South End Boston italian

          Gaslight Brasserie (Bistro

          Bistro du Midi (Bistro

          Erbaluce (Italian small plates

          Les Zygomates (wine bar/French

          Scampo (Lydia Shire

          Gran Gusto (Cambridge

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

          1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118

          Gran Gusto
          90 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02140

          215 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114

          134 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 02139

          69 Church Street, Boston, MA 02116

          253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118

          Bistro du Midi
          272 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

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          1. re: lollypop

            Lolipop, I'd be happy to join you at any of the above.

          2. Les Zygomates is an easy 1.5 block walk from South Station if you're not already aware. We're doing the south end tonight and were considering Coppa as well. What about Estragon for tapas and wine?

            253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118