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AngerHeSmiles Sep 21, 2012 12:02 PM

Went to the Daily Catch over at the Seaport last night and I just wanted to report on what a great meal I had. I think the calamari is really so much better then you get at most places and the pasta dishes are top notch. I do want to try the one in the North End one of these days but in case anyone hasn't tried it and are on the fence I think it's a really nice option, particularly when having friends from out of town visiting and wanting to give them a good taste of local seafood in a tourist friendly but not tourist trappy environment.

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    cambridgedoctpr RE: AngerHeSmiles Sep 21, 2012 02:57 PM

    i have tried other locations of rhe daily catch and found the one in the north end the best. Though i am sure that cooks change and there is no guarantees in dining.

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      opinionatedchef RE: cambridgedoctpr Sep 21, 2012 10:58 PM

      when i went to explore this, i found that they have a location in Brookline. We used to love Village Catch (owned by ex-Daily Catch chef ) before they closed , and have never been to a Daily Catch.I just loved the Shrimp Marsala at VF. I see it as Monkfish Marsala on DC menu, but i bet they'd do it w/ shimp too.

      But you've not been happy w/ the Brkline DC? (We're unlikely to go anywhere but Neptune in the No End.)Thx much.

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        CookieLee RE: opinionatedchef Sep 22, 2012 06:54 AM

        Village Fish, and it was v. good. We still miss it.

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          MC Slim JB RE: CookieLee Sep 22, 2012 07:24 AM

          It was originally called Village Catch, until the Daily Catch folks objected with the help of a lawyer, then became Village Fish.

          http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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            L2k RE: MC Slim JB Sep 24, 2012 12:15 PM

            Yep, and then they moved to Needham and then they became Midtown Smokehouse and then they closed a couple months ago.

            Sad.

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              opinionatedchef RE: L2k Sep 24, 2012 12:18 PM

              when we were last in, we were told that the owner also had a construction co. and that that is where his energy was going.

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            opinionatedchef RE: CookieLee Sep 22, 2012 12:51 PM

            cookie, so are you like us and not yet tried the brkline Daily Catch? We weren't even aware of it , and i really hope doc and others answer about it because this thread has me major jonesing for some shrimp marsala.

      2. ipsofatso RE: AngerHeSmiles Sep 21, 2012 05:38 PM

        So glad they are back there. One day a few years ago I was supposed to meet my bro at the old one across from Jimmy's and...the building was gone...looking forward to checking out the new location. The owner's love food and the food shows it. Grazi

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          libertywharf RE: ipsofatso Sep 22, 2012 03:59 AM

          The location across from jimmy's was packed every night. The current seaport location has a great harbor view when sitting outside and the food is great.

        2. Trumpetguy RE: AngerHeSmiles Sep 22, 2012 09:36 AM

          I went to the North End locale 2 weeks back and it was as fantastic as ever with great service. The waiter said their chef had been there decades... Great shrimp scampi, calamari salad & Linguine Vongole. Awesome meal for sure!

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            teezeetoo RE: Trumpetguy Sep 22, 2012 04:35 PM

            haven't been to the Brookline one in a while but it is where we used to go when we wanted squid ink pasta - never thought there was any connection between Daily Catch and Village Fish which, unlike other posters, I remember as remarkably ho-hum. however, though I can't vouch for recent, the Daily Catch was always reliable and authentically Italian.

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