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Nov 3, 2012 12:19 PM

Best mussels in greater Boston?

Looking for the best mussels dish one can find in greater Boston. Moules marinieres preferred, not a huge fan of marinara or coconut broth. Central Kitchen and Ecco are my favorites (also loved the ones they had on the menu for a while at Thinktank, spicy rich broth with pineapple), but I want to branch out a bit.

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  1. When I go to Brasserie Jo, I have been known to literally flip a coin to decide if I'm getting the steak frites or the moules. Both dishes are my favorite preparations of same in the city.

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    1. re: Jenny Ondioline

      Brasserie Jo is my favorite. My go to dish when we're there. You will be dipping the baguette and using a spoon to get all the broth. Really, really good. Now I need some.

      1. re: CocoDan


        The shell is the spoon. don't use silverware!!!

        1. re: Bellachefa

          Of course, what was I thinking.

    2. If you like a spicy broth, you might want to try the Scholar Mussels at Thirsty Scholar in Somerville -- not sure they'll ever rate as the best mussels in Boston, but for the price they're pretty good. The Publick House in Brookline has some fun versions, too.

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      1. re: awkwardpause

        publick house is great for mussels, and interesting beer.

        1. re: Bellachefa

          i had great mussels at Tratoria Toscana though they are hard to do poorly. One of those things that i like to prepare at home.

        2. Had the mussels at Highland Kitchen in Somerville last night. They're in a lobster infused broth. Very good, and I had the left over broth as a soup. I could really taste the lobster.

          1. Les Zygomates does a great version with Pernod