Boston Newbie/College Visit
We are New Yorkers going for college visits in Boston Early October.
Embarressed to say we have never been to Boston!!
We are staying at the Hotel Commonwealth and will have our car (which we are hoping to not have to use)
We love good food! Any restaurant recs in the area of the hotel or near BU?
We like all food.
Thanks in advance!
re: C. Hamster
Back from Boston. Had a wondeful time. It's really a shame it took us so long to visit.
We ate dinner at Eastern Standard and one night at Island Creek and had drinks at The Hawthorne.
I liked dinner at Eastern Standard best. We shared 4 dozen oysters which were amazing (Wellfleet and Moon Shoal). 2 orders of bone marrow and hubby had a steak LOL
The cocktails were all so different and amazing. I tried so many new combinations and flavors.
We went to The Hawthorne before dinner Saturday and I looked like a soccer mom. Everyone there was so hip looking. Note to self to bring more trendy clothing.
Drinks and dinner Sunday night at Island Creek. The bartender was soooooo friendly and helpful in picking cocktails. Truly cocktail masters in all 3 places.
We were lucky and happened upon Octoberfest in Harvard Square and that was soooooo much fun!! Ate a lot of street food and had a few beers in the corralled beer areas. My daughter had a flafel wrap (wrapped like a burrito) from some tiny little place and she loved it.
We LOVED Hotel Commonwealth. The room and hotel was just beautiful and everyone so very nice.
I can't wait to go back!
The cocktail programs at all three are curated by the same guy (Jackson Cannon) who is a top notch guy. All three places also share an employee training philosophy that is unfortunately not used at every place in town. They do truly have some of Boston's best service at all three (even when things go wrong). Glad you enjoyed everything, thanks for posting your trip report, and I hope you can come back to Boston and try some more of our great restaurants!