VISITING BOSTON FOR 4 NIGHTS - WHAT ARE THE TOP PLACES TO EAT?
My husband and I are visiting Boston (staying on Beacon Hill) from San Francisco for the first time ever starting October 10th for 4 nights. One night we are going to Mistral with friends. What are the other can't-miss places to dine? We love Italian so that has to be on the list. Friends have also recommended No. 9 Park, Neptune Oyster, Sorellina, Antico Forno and Trattoria Toscana. Considering those but want to know what really stands out for first-time visitors. Pre-fixe menus don't interest us.
Thanks for the suggestions!
Craigie on Main is a favorite, especially if you like crispy pig tails. Oleana is wonderful, though the patio may be past. I'm a big fan of Hammersley's for French style bistro.
When I visit a new area I gravitate toward sfoods I can't get easily here, so if I were visting Boston I'd likely go to Portuguese or Brazilian restaurants. What's your feeling on that train of thought?
I would skip Antico Forno. I'd hate anyone to get the impression that that's one of Boston's best Italian options. I haven't been to Sorellina, but can't remember hearing anything but positives about it. I agree with the Coppa (more casual) and Prezza recs and would add Mamma Maria (my personal favorite for Italian). I'm not a fan of Ebaluce either; I don't get the hype, aside from the panna cotta.
Second this entire post.
I've been to Sorellina and it's good but sort of the same atmosphere as Mistral, right? For Italian I think a change, whether towards more casual at Coppa or more old-country townhouse at Mamma Maria, would be nice.
Prezza had a kitchen fire- not sure when they'll reopen.
My personal never missed when in Boston:
B & G Oysters