Returning to Boston - need recommendation
After living in Boston for a dozen years - my wife & I left about 6 years ago. We're returning for a wedding this weekend and will have Sunday free for lunch and dinner. Was hoping for some recommendations for fun/interesting places for lunch & dinner. What's the best of the new places in Boston/Cambridge/Somerville?
Not meaning to be unresponsive, but the Boston chowhounds are very active, such that a little investment of your time reading recent posts will likely help you far better than any off-the-cuff recommendations. The food scene is also fairly far-ranging, so that without a more refined inquiry (style, cost, etc.), it's difficult to dispense really accurate advice.
To start your research, check the July Openings and Closings thread - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/856699
Also, check user OpinionatedChef's profile as this person has posted a "welcome" message on several other similar threads, which you may find useful.
On a Sunday? Maybe Brunch at Craigie on Main. Then Dinner at either Coppa, Island Creek Oyster Bar or Bondir.
I think most of these were here 6 yrs ago but still my strongest recs:
Oleana- Cambridge really unusual Turkish/Mediterranean menu; farm-to-table;charming patio
Craigie on Main- famous for offal but also seafood; inventive
OYa- v.v.expensive Japanese American inventive
Neptune Oyster- crowded tiny always a line, top quality inventive seafood along w/ trad.Lu and Dinn dly
Island Creek Oyster Bar- the BEST service, large room but intimate, more trad but some inventive. Go for dinner.
Myers+ Chang bru, lu and dinner
East by Northeast bru and dinn
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