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Epic last meal in Boston

My husband and I are being relocated for his job soon. Food has been so much a part of our lives in Boston for the past 5 years. I am really struggling to decide what our last big dinner here should be. We've done everything.... all of BL's places, Craigie, TW Foods, L'espalier etc.... What would you all eat as your last meal in Boston? I'm feeling nostalgic and looking for something particularly Boston.

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  1. Someone posted about this same thing a while ago and I agree with the basic premise ... ONE last meal will be almost impossible to choose, so pick several things you're unlikely to find where you're going.

    Take a drive up to Ipswich / Essex for some clams
    Get a chacarrero sandwich downtown
    Hit up dim sum at Winsor
    Belly up to the bar at Neptune for some bivalves and wine
    Make sure to have some pork and clams at a Portuguese restaurant
    Take pictures (and then eat it all up) of some amazing Taiwanese fare at MuLan or Shangri-la
    etc....

    Plan carefully and do it all. Good luck!

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    MuLan
    228 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139

      1. re: barleywino

        San Francisco. Far from home, but not a bad move food-wise.

        1. re: MParente

          nice! in that case, i might suggest O-Ya, since i have not found any comparable really high end sushi out in the Bay Area (although I could be wrong).

      2. I think Neptune Oyster is perfectly Boston. It's delicious and you can fill up on one large lobster roll before leaving!

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

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        1. re: your_outreach

          I was thinking about that actually. I hate the no reservations thing (I get line-rage- I'm just not good at waiting for things). What about Locke-Ober? We haven't been there- but I wasn't sure if it was still worth it?

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          Locke-Ober
          3 Winter Place, Boston, MA 02108

          1. re: MParente

            Good choice. I was going to recommend it. Terrific wine cellar.
            Enjoy,
            CocoDan

            1. re: CocoDan

              best deal on wine in boston: Troquet

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              Troquet
              140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

              1. re: cambridgedoctpr

                Is Troquet still cleaning out the cellar? Some very good bargains to be had in the $15-$20 per bottle range.

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                Troquet
                140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

                1. re: Beachowolfe

                  yes, there are always bargains at Troquet. I had a great bottle of 1978 premier cru burgundy that was sitting with 1/2 and full bottles of old Bordeaux that was great. But Chris said that there were plenty of misses, too

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                  Troquet
                  140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

                  1. re: cambridgedoctpr

                    Not talking about the regular bargains... they were bringing up 20 or so bottles a night, the ends of cases and selling them for like $15. You just go downstairs and pick one off the table.

                    Is this what you're talking about? and if so do you know how much longer it will last?

                    1. re: Beachowolfe

                      i picked up the bottle of burgundy from that table on the 1st floor after consulting with Chris the owner.

            2. re: MParente

              If there is a line Neptune will take your cell number and call you when your table is ready. Waiting on the Greenway is great.

              1. re: MParente

                Line rage? Good luck with that in San Francisco, everybody waits in line for everything!

                I also moved back to San Francisco after two years in Boston. Here are the places I would hit that I feel SF doesn't have:
                - Drink
                - Neptune Oyster, especially lobster spaghettini
                - Pizzeria Regina (you'll be shocked at how expensive ordinary pizza is here)
                - Formaggio
                - No.9 Park
                - O-Ya

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

            3. Depending on what part of the country you'll be living in, I'd choose food items from all different places that you won't be able to get or that won't be as good as here.

              1. For an epic meal I would suggest O Ya. My review is on here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7227...

                For something that is a good meal but has a lot of Boston feel to it, I would suggest the original Summer Shack in Cambridge.

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                O Ya
                9 East Street, Boston, MA 02111

                Summer Shack
                310 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210