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Walking distance from Boston Harbor Hotel/Hingham Water shuttle

foodieX2 Apr 11, 2013 02:17 PM

A bunch of us are heading into Boston from the south shore for a GNO. Any fun places we can have a nice upscale dinner that is a *comfortable* walk from the water shuttle. While none of us are the stiletto/FMP types we will be dressed up and not in long distance walking shoes.

Any cuisine is fine, price not a major issue. It will be a week night but would prefer a place that takes reservations since we are bound by the ferry schedule.

Searches on here, that I could find, were all pretty old. Any reccs for fun place for about 6-8 woman with great food and good cocktails. As noted we will be dressed up so looking for more upscale type place but along with the food being great being realistically walkable in heels is key.


  1. hotoynoodle Apr 11, 2013 02:35 PM

    meritage is ok for a stuffy kinda night out, not my pick for you and a bunch of "girls", lol.

    you've got trade, smith & wollensky, and sam's very close. the seaport is full of new restaurants, chains like del frisco's, and smaller locals, like blue dragon and tavern road.

    you're steps from chinatown.

    blue? do you mean blu at the ritz? meh.

    you might enjoy lucca or taranta.

    neptune does not take reservations and is not great for groups bigger than 4.

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    1. re: hotoynoodle
      foodieX2 Apr 11, 2013 02:53 PM

      Where would be a higher end place in CT? We tend to up in the more casual divey places and this group is cocktail oriented one, LOL.

      Will look at Tavern Road, is it walkable?

      1. re: foodieX2
        hotoynoodle Apr 11, 2013 02:58 PM

        not sure what you mean by higher-end? since l'osteria is a red sauce joint?

        you could go to shojo or shabu-shabu for something different in c-town, but those are both kind of at the "far end" from the water.

        you're also pretty close to les zygomates.

        do a search on here and include seaport in the words.

        oh, and oceana is now the rowes wharf sea grill. also meh.

        1. re: hotoynoodle
          foodieX2 Apr 11, 2013 03:04 PM

          Hmm- I did a search including "boston harbor hotel" and all the threads were from 2008-10 which I why I noted they were old. Thats probably why I got closed/renamed places. My google-fu must be failing.

          Have no idea about L'osteria, or really any of the places I listed-it's just one of the names that came up in my search. I just know folks get very touchy when you don't search first so I tried, LOL. Guess I did more harm then good.

          Off to to change my query…

          1. re: foodieX2
            hotoynoodle Apr 11, 2013 03:06 PM

            depending on the weather, lots of places down there have terrific outside, on the water seating, including sam's, s&w and the intercontinental hotel.

      2. re: hotoynoodle
        C. Hamster Apr 11, 2013 04:03 PM

        I think they mean Bluejay's blue, which I don't think fits the bill since its not that upscale.

        The seaport at night with dressed up ladies might not be an easy option.

        Trade is really what comes to mind.

        1. re: C. Hamster
          hotoynoodle Apr 11, 2013 07:15 PM

          have seen plenty of "dressed up ladies" at both tezmacal and rosa mexicana.

      3. GretchenS Apr 11, 2013 02:39 PM

        I can only speak to l'Osteria. We do work dinners there fairly often because the senior guy loves it. The food is quite good basic red sauce Italian, the service is pleasant and they certainly never hassle us for sitting around forever. Mapquest says it is a 2.7 mile walk however.

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        1. re: GretchenS
          hotoynoodle Apr 11, 2013 02:45 PM

          yeah, the north end is not super close, but cabs can be had pretty easily in front of the hotel.

          1. re: hotoynoodle
            foodieX2 Apr 11, 2013 02:51 PM

            We are really trying to avoid a cab as there will 6, possibly 8 of us which is also why we are taking the water shuttle.

            Sounds like we might be better off staying local…..

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          9lives Apr 11, 2013 05:57 PM

          I don't know if it's upscale enough but I really like Pasta Beach; which is in the Rowes Wharf building.

          City Landing is a short walk and is excellent..the old SDLT space.

          Rowes Wharf Hotel has a few bars that are nice for a pre dinner drink.

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          1. re: 9lives
            Bugsey34 Apr 12, 2013 09:08 AM

            I was also going to suggest Pasta Beach, which is in the same building as the Boston Harbor Hotel. Great pasta and pizza, they have some cocktails that are good, nothing crazy, I had something like a spritz with Aperol the last time I was there.

          2. ChinaCat Apr 12, 2013 07:27 AM

            Perhaps Blue means Blue,Inc, the Jason Santos place which is nearby. It does have very interesting cocktails, and some fun food. But I wasn't all that crazy about it. And I'm not sure its upscale enough.

            I think Trade is your best bet for what you are looking for. I thought the food there was good, and the atmosphere is nice for a girls night. My biggest complaint about Trade was how loud it was.

            1. eLizard Apr 12, 2013 07:55 AM

              nix's mate might fit the bill. the vault? vintage?

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