near Logan Airport
My niece has a 3 hour layover so I will drive up and take her to dinner. There may be a small group of us so recs near Logan are most welcome and not too complicated as far as driving and parking. It will be around 4 PM on a Friday in June.
Rino' s on Saratoga St is a great low key Italian restaurant, it is actually one of my favorite restaurants in the city, about a 10 minute drive from airport including parking. Parking is on the street but not usually hard to find. They take reservations for 6 or more. If there are less than 6 I wouldn't risk the wait because it can be looooong. If you go Lobster Ravioli are a must have. Good luck on your search.
If your niece has a 3 hour layover you will be cutting it very close. I live in East Boston and
parking can be a challenge. At 4 PM on a Friday traffic can be backed up especially if there
is bad weather. If her flight is delayed you will have less then 3 hours to pick her up and find
parking, eat, and then get her back in plenty of time for her connecting flight. You might be better
off to wait for her in the waiting area of the terminal and then try to find something quick in that
area...albeit it might not be as appetizing but better to be safe than run the risk of missing
the connecting flight. As a retired travel professional this would be what I would have advised
my clients. The restaurant scene here in East Boston is undoubtedly great but nonetheless
I still think it might not be the best idea however well intentioned it might be.
I agree that that might be cutting it really close. 4 pm on a summer Friday ... traffic around the airport can be pretty nuts.
While not particularly chow-worthy, there are a bunch of restaurant within the confines of the airport itself. Including a Lucky's lounge for some reason....
re: C. Hamster
I always stay at the Hilton the night before a flight out and I've found that the Legal Seafood at Terminal C is quite good. I'm not generally a fan, but last time I had some nicely shucked oysters and cajun scallops which I would definitely go back for. The guy sitting next to me was from Phoenix and getting his last fried clam fix. He liked them well enough to get 3 appetizer size orders. Legal Seafood and Legal C Bar are both PRE-security so that could work for you.
Forget about parking on any street in eastie. You can actually be thru the Ted Williams and in the seaport district as fast or faster then trying to park and navigate thru eastie.
Look into Yankee lobster or even the legals in the seaport district.
There is a legals at terminal c at Logan before security.