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Feb 15, 2011 07:15 PM

have rental car will travel....

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.

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    1. re: PinchOfSalt

      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?

    2. 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.

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

      134 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 02139

      1. 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.

        1. 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.

          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

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

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

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            1. re: emannths

              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.

              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.

              Tomasso Trattoria
              154 Turnpike Road, Southborough, MA 01772

              Ten Tables
              5 Craigie Circle, Cambridge, MA 02138