Cheap(er) fish in Back Bay?
Can anyone recommend a good seafood/fish restaurant, perhaps somewhat cheaper than Atlantic Fish, in the Back Bay? Just looking for a nice salmon or other basic fish dish. Lobster and chowder are secondary concerns. I'm aware of the Boston Chowda Co in the Prudential Center (or next to it). Is that good?
Failing that, can anyone compare and contrast Sonsie's and Stephanie's and Cafeteria for price and value and quality?
Thanks much in advance!
I wouldn't look for a seafood/fish restaurant. I would look for a well priced restaurant that delivers good value for your dining dollars. With the rents on the Back Bay that is harder to do and the chains and big space places are there to cater to the shoppers, conventioneers, and tourists.
For example, consider taking the bus to Central Square in Cambridge and enjoy great fish entrees for much less at Rendezvous in Central Square.
Some of the best fish can be had in Chinatown; think East Ocean or Jumbo or Peach Farm.
Island Creek Oyster Bar is not that far from you, by the way.
The food at Sonsie or Stephanies is ok in a pinch, but nothing is cheap in the Back Bay.
Boston Chowda (it pains me to type that) is a stall in a shopping mall food court, not a restaurant.
Stephanie's on Newbury is where the gals from the 'burbs gather. It's meh and overpriced. I've not been to Sonsie in 100 years and didn't realize it was still open.