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yummykimmy Feb 15, 2011 07:15 PM

I'll be in the Boston area for a few days 3/1-3/4 - flying in/out of Logan, working & staying in Westborough - looking for something yummy - $ is not a consideration. Would love to get recommendations for Tuesday night in Boston...and then the burbs for Wednesday & Thursday. Looking for your favorites - don't worry about what I prefer - I have to try the local recommendations. Thanks!

When recommending a place - please tell me why you love it - what should I get - the food. atmosphere, etc.

  1. PinchOfSalt Feb 15, 2011 07:33 PM

    You might find this thread helpful and/or interesting.

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/682148

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    1. re: PinchOfSalt
      yummykimmy Feb 15, 2011 07:40 PM

      thanks pinchy - a bit overwhelming....i think I now know why I get these annoying posts of 'where to go' on the phily board. I will try and sort through this - what's your fav?

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      Madrid Feb 16, 2011 04:20 AM

      Oleana in Cambridge....unusual, fantastic Middle Eastern/Turkish....get the mezze...very popular, get a reservation

      Neptune Oyster, North End...Lobster Roll., oysters, fried clams....anything! small, crowded, beautiful room, go early or for lunch or mid afternoon.

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

      Oleana
      134 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 02139

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        pemma Feb 16, 2011 04:43 AM

        Hamersley's Bistro in the South End is a Boston institution. Chef-owned and operated for about 25+ years. Believe it or not, their signature dish is roast chicken, and it is very good. But, there is much more to choose from, too.

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          5thAndNowhere Feb 16, 2011 07:33 AM

          in Wellesley you've got Blue Ginger, Ming Tsai's place.

          in town, on the higher end, ive had fantastic meals at:
          Rendezvous in Central Sq, Cambridge - menu changes. their deconstructed chowder is delish. in house charcuterie.
          Craigie on Main, also Central Sq. Chef is Tony Maws. menu also changes. sashimi salad is divine, good burger, and pig pig pig!
          O Ya - high end sushi by South Station, Boston
          East Coast Grill - seafood Inman Sq, Cambridge - oysters, seafood, BBQ. and schlesinger likes his heat too. Funky casual atmosphere.

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          O Ya
          9 East Street, Boston, MA 02111

          East Coast Grill and Raw Bar
          1271 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139

          Blue Ginger
          583 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482

          Craigie on Main
          853 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

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            emannths Feb 16, 2011 07:54 AM

            Oga is in Natick, which should be relatively convenient to Westborough.

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            Oga's Japanese Cuisine
            915 Worcester St, Natick, MA 01760

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            1. re: emannths
              GretchenS Feb 16, 2011 10:48 AM

              Yes, Oga's is pretty near you and has excellent sushi -- sit at the sushi bar and put yourself in their hands and you won't be sorry. Also near Westborough is Tomasso Trattoria, about which I have heard good things although I have not been there. http://www.tomassotrattoria.com/

              In town you have some good recs, I would also throw in Ten Tables in Cambridge for either their tasting menu ($43) or vegetarian tasting menu ($30). I recently was there with friends and we got both and agreed that both were outstanding (as well as great value) but the veggie one (amazingly) was the more interesting.

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              Tomasso Trattoria
              154 Turnpike Road, Southborough, MA 01772

              Ten Tables
              5 Craigie Circle, Cambridge, MA 02138

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              gourmaniac Feb 16, 2011 12:35 PM

              I recall a good Korean Restaurant right on Main street in Westborough if you need to stay local on day.

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