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Nov 8, 2011 10:40 AM

Staying in central Boston (Hotel 90 at 90 Tremont St) Where should I eat?

Would like to visit the historic North End. Any suggestions?

Tremont Cafe
418 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116

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  1. This thread is a good reference for sorting out the North End:

    1. Good steak place in the hotel - KO Prime.
      Marliave is a good place for cocktails and chow around the corner.
      Also Silvertone (though I have not been in a while)
      No. 9 Park is a big favorite just up the street.
      There is an Oceannaire around the corner.
      Falafel King in the Winter Street arcade is good, cheap lunch.
      Thinking Cup is the best coffee in the area.

      BTW, the hotel is "Nine Zero," not "Ninety," though I would love to see their faces if you called it Hotel Ninety when you check in - that's like 15X better than a Motel 6. :)

      1. Well, welcome!hope this is helpful :

        Guide to Boston by Areas and Restaurants:

        (if you scroll through this a bit, you will see this october visitor's dining plan, which i think was an excellent one:
        To cut to the chase, my strongest suggestions are below. Except for the 2 cambridge spots, these are all fairly close to you:

        Oleana (cambr.,need taxi but so worth it, such a unique menu- Turkish/Mediterranean
        O Ya - Japanese and fusion; VERY expensive

        Clio - Japanese and fusion, elegant, very expensive.

        Craigie on Main- Cambr., famous for creative snout to tail, but seafood too. V expensive.

        Erbaluce - Piedmontese; relatively near your hotel

        Neptune Oyster incl lunch- No.End, trad and v creative seafood; no reservations,
        almost always a line,but they call your cell when your table is open.

        Island Creek Oyster Bar- open late; vibrant scene, a real CH fave if you do a search

        Toro- trad and creative tapas; loud and usually packed

        Regina's North End location only- lunch too- still the best pizza for many of us



        East Coast Grill, Cambr.- fun, loud, crazy; Latin, seafood, BBQ, oysters, Bloody Mary bar.........

        Mistral- french high end

        Aquitaine - french bistro

        Neptune Oyster
        EVOO incl lunch
        East by Northeast

        O Ya
        9 East Street, Boston, MA 02111

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

        1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118

        EVOO Restaurant
        350 Third Street, Cambridge, MA 02143

        134 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 02139

        Craigie on Main
        853 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

        69 Church Street, Boston, MA 02116

        East by Northeast
        1128 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

        Island Creek Oyster Bar
        500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215