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Mar 19, 2011 04:19 PM

I need 3 restaurant recommendations...

1-seafood restaurant for lunch preferably overlooking the water.
2-romantic Italian restaurant for dinner
3-hangover lunch the next day (ie:cheeseburgers)


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    1. re: PinchOfSalt

      Were staying downtown so anywhere nearby or a short T/cab ride is fine. Price doesn't matter-it's an anniversary weekend and I'm marginally familiar with the area. We're staying at the intercontinental downtown.9

    2. Neptune Oyster on Salem Street for Lunch. I can't think of any restaurant on the water in Boston that I would go to on purpose.

      Romantic Italian dinner, Mamma Maria's North End

      Cheese burger - the Bristol Lounge at the Four Seasons.


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

      Bristol Lounge
      200 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

      1. Waterfront view is a compromise in Boston; there are always better places without a view. So I concur with Neptune as a first choice, but if you need that view, I'd recommend Rowes Wharf Sea Grill at the Boston Harbor Hotel, just a couple of blocks from your hotel. It doesn't suck.

        Many options for romantic Italian in Boston. I like the Mamma Maria rec, too: see if you can request the two-person dining room overlooking North Square. It's white tablecloth Northern Italian, a little stuffy and expensive, but reliable. Another option that's a little less formal and pricey is Carmen, also in the North End, a brick-walled enoteca with a more Southern-leaning menu.

        Tough to beat The Bristol for a classy hangover brunch, even if the burger is $20. Another option is to cab to the South End, which is brunch central in Boston. A few places there offer fine burgers on their brunch menus (as well as good eye-openers), including Coda Bar & Kitchen, Pops Restaurant, and The Gallows (which does a nice brunch patty melt).

        Mamma Maria Restaurant
        3 North Sq, Boston, MA 02113

        1. Neptune could fit both 1 and 3. The burger with fried oysters is one of my favorite hangover lunches.

          1. There is simply nothing better fir a hangover than East Coast Grill's make-it-yourself Bloody Mary bar!

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

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