Boston Chowhound help for L.A. Chowhounder (female)
I will be getting into Boston Fri 10/1 4p for the weekend. I will be making a reservation to eat alone that evening. Usually when family picks me up, we make 6p reservations and that seems to work fine.
So ... in Boston right now ... IYHO ... what would be a great place for me to book dinner for 1 at 6p?
I've already been to No. 9 Park, L;'Espalier (old location), Clio, Ajourd'hui (closed?), Radius, Hammersley's Bistro, Olives (is it still there?), probably many others I can't recall until you suggest 'em. It does not need to be that highbrow (but that's fine too) ust yummy and comfortable for a single female.
I live in L.A. so sushi makes no sense. I grew up in NH so I kinda sorta know Boston, but I come back only several times a year so I only have some sense and my brother-in-law is the only foodie in the family but he's not around.
So whaddya think?
Since you are eating alone, and are looking for yummy that does not necessarily have to be fine dining, how about one of the more ethnic-oriented restaurants that may not be easily replicated in LA? Helmand (Afghani) is a fine example, but you might consider Oleana (Turkish-inspired), or perhaps something Portuguese. Finally, it has been eons since my last visit, but if my memory is correct you could perhaps try East Coast Grill - definitely a local institution - and get a seat at the bar.
East Coast Grill and Raw Bar
1271 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139
134 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 02139
Craigie on Main for new American/french
Coppa for Italian charceuterie
Tamarind Bay for Indian that is not your typical Indian food
Helmand for Afghan food
I have excellent recommendations for Japanese and Chinese though you should do better in LA.
75 Winthrop St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Craigie on Main
853 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118