Visiting expat ... what have I missed?
Moved to NYC 15 years ago, returning for one night. Looking for some of that new Boston I keep hearing about. Can be in Cambridge, South End, I don't care, I'm just looking for something that's not Davios, Olives, Stephanie's, Sonsie which were hot when I was there.
- no budget requirement, can be cheap eats, can be haute
- no white table cloth
- only requirement is that it's new and good.
- no specific type of food
Our NYC faves are Prune, Otto, Little Owl, A Voce, Freemans, Cafe Gitane. Casual spots.
Any suggestions would help, even it's a point to an existing thread.
a late lunch (serve until 4) at Strip T's, near the watertown mall, will avoid the maddening crowds that have been flocking to this joint for the ex-momofuku's chefs food.
buttermilk fried chicken with a broccolli rabe side, and a burger (with smoked miso, lemon aioli and pickled red onion) with a gravy fries side, washed down with a couple of sixpoint bengali tigers will run you 40 bucks and fuel you up for a night of carousing.
hi jim, you lucky NYC CH you! If I were thinking about NYC's strengths vis a vis ours, I would not hesitate to send you to Oleana in Cambridge, somewhat near Kendall(which you would not recognize; same w/ new Seaport area). Ana Sortun has been hitting it out of the park with her very unique (for the U.S.) Turkish/Moroccan/Mediterranean menu.
A pretty new and major CH fave is Strip T's in Watertown; chef is a former Momofuku head chef , with his own special moves, but maybe you might not want that.
Other suggestions for menus and threads to peruse:
Erbaluce- unusual inventive No.Italian Piedmontese
Craigie on Main- famous for offal but also seafood
OYa- v.v.expensive Japanese American inventive
Neptune Oyster- crowded tiny always a line, top quality inventive seafood along w/ trad.
Island Creek Oyster Bar- the BEST service, large room but intimate, more trad but some inventive>> Lobter Roe Noodles w/Oxtail,Chanterelles and Madeira demi; Biscuit; Scallops, Oysters.
Hope you have a great meal.