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late lunch after flower show

momoftwo Mar 13, 2011 02:23 PM

The flower show this year is at the Seaport. I am pretty unfamiliar with this area. Timing-wise we will probably finish up around 2 so will be looking for a place to grab a bite and a beer nearby if possible, Once we pay for parking wouldn't want to move and pay again. Of course if there's free parking that's ok too.

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    Jenny Ondioline RE: momoftwo Mar 13, 2011 03:26 PM

    Good luck with that. There's basically nothing whatsoever of interest nearby, I'm afraid. The only thing I can think of is that little outpost of Flour, but I've found I don't like that one nearly as much as the one in the South End.

    We're taking the silver line to the Seaport from South Station, and on our way back, we're walking from SS to Chinatown.

    1. barleywino RE: momoftwo Mar 13, 2011 11:02 PM

      Sportello is open until 2:30pm for lunch I believe. I'm not sure whether they have beer or not, though.

      348 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02110

      1. Eatin in Woostah RE: momoftwo Mar 14, 2011 04:03 AM

        Legal Test Kitchen sounds like it would fit the bill.

        Legal Test Kitchen
        12 Harborside Dr, Boston, MA 02128

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          5thAndNowhere RE: Eatin in Woostah Mar 14, 2011 06:46 AM

          Lucky's Lounge has good food. There is no sign but it's at the corner of Congress and A Street.
          LTK is decent. But don't expect the creative cuisine they promise. It is basically a Legals with a bit more of a lounge atmosphere.
          The infamous No Name restaurant. I've never been.
          There is a Daily Catch in the courthouse building near the Barking Crab. The North End outpost is admittedly better but it's good.
          I think Salvatores is open for lunch too. Good pizza and pastas.
          Yankee Lobster (just beyond the BOA) for no frills fish market seafood.
          Sel de La Terre at Long Wharf walkable.
          Disagree about Flour. Good sandwiches and great sweets.

          Only places I can think of to really avoid are Whiskey Priest, Barking Crab, Blue Wave and Atlantic Beer Garden.

          Yankee Lobster
          300 Northern Ave, Boston, MA

          Lucky's Lounge
          355 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210

          No Name Restaurant
          151-2 Fish Pier, Boston, MA 02210

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            barleywino RE: 5thAndNowhere Mar 14, 2011 07:14 AM

            if you end up at Lucky's, avoid the "kobe" burger, which was exceptionally bad the one time I went

        2. C. Hamster RE: momoftwo Mar 14, 2011 12:54 PM

          Barlows is nearby.

          Salvatore's (I've not been)

          1. C. Hamster RE: momoftwo Mar 14, 2011 03:41 PM

            Drydock Cafe is very good, although unadorned.

            Not sure if they are open on weekends.

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              Fort Point RE: momoftwo Mar 15, 2011 07:07 AM

              There is also a cafe at the Institute of Contempory Art which you can eat at without paying for admission. Interesting building right on the waterfront.

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                5thAndNowhere RE: Fort Point Mar 15, 2011 10:18 AM

                It's a Wolfgang Puck Express Café. Ate there once out of necessity. Not very good. But it is a great building. Great view of the harbor from the second floor exhibition hall.

                Have any of the newly promised places in Fan Pier opened?

                Missed the beer part. No beer at Flour, not sure about Yankee Lobster.

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                Albie RE: momoftwo Mar 15, 2011 02:13 PM

                Yankee Lobster does have beer. Jerry Remy's is now open. Tamo in the Seaport Hotel is also a decent option for a drink and a bite.

                Yankee Lobster
                300 Northern Ave, Boston, MA

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                  C. Hamster RE: Albie Mar 15, 2011 05:09 PM

                  Where is Remy's?

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                    Fort Point RE: C. Hamster Mar 16, 2011 07:13 AM

                    It is in the new building that replaced Jimmy's; across from Legal Test Kitchen.

                    Legal Test Kitchen
                    12 Harborside Dr, Boston, MA 02128

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                      C. Hamster RE: Fort Point Mar 16, 2011 10:44 AM


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                  bostondiner RE: momoftwo Mar 16, 2011 11:13 AM

                  I second Lucky's- decent pub grub and from what I can recall, they have a decent selection of beers. Also, I'm not sure if it is open on Saturdays but I also like the Fort Point Channel Cafe on Summer Street.
                  If you are looking for dessert, Flour Bakery is on Farnsworth (right near Lucky's).

                  Flour Bakery + Cafe
                  12 Farnsworth St, Boston, MA

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