Need a good FISH (not "seafood"/shellfish) restaurant NW of Boston
My son and daughter-in-law will be visiting from LA for a few days this week. My son will be celebrating his 31st birthday and we were searching for a high quality fish restaurant for the occasion. We live in the Burlington area and would like a restaurant near where we live. My son can't eat meat nor shellfish, which pretty much leaves us in need of a restaurant that serves a nice variety of fish (swordfish, salmon, scrod, mahi-mahi, halibut, trout, haddock, etc.) and does an excellent job in preparing it. We don't mind spending extra, if the quality and ambiance make it worth the extra expense. All I've been finding in my various Google, Yelp, Yahoo, and TripAdvisor searches are restaurants with only one or two fish selections, some of which include shellfish sauces and garnishes. If you can't think of a fish restaurant, a high quality Italian restaurant with a large variety of non-meat and non-shellfish dishes would also work for us. Can anyone give us some advice?
In Waltham, the Elephant Walk has great veggie choices (in addition to a few fish dishes) and is very allergy-friendly. Also in Waltham are the Italian standbys of Il Capriccio and La Campania.
If you're open to traveling a little bit down 128, you could try Blue Ginger in Wellesley. In addition to having great fish/veggie options, they are very accommodating to customizing dishes for food allergies. Also in Wellesley is Alta Strada, which is really good for Italian.
663 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02451
888 Main St., Waltham, MA 02453
583 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482
92 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02482
504 Main St, Waltham, MA 02452
how about tuner's in melrose; good fish though plenty of shell fish choices. not the most innovative restaurant but my favorite place in melrose.
Thank you all for your help. We ended up going to Naked Fish in Waltham and had a wonderful dinner. I may try some of the other places several of you mentioned, especially Fishbones.
Naked Fish Restaurants
455 Totten Pond Rd Bldg 1, Waltham, MA 02451