Yankee Lobster, Daily Catch, or Carmen
I'll be in Boston during the first week of October, and the Friday (4th) I planned on meeting up with a friend for Harpoon's Octoberfest at their brewery and then grabbing dinner afterwards.
I don't get good seafood or Italian where I currently live, so that's what I'm looking for.
I've narrowed it down to these 3, what I like about each (from what I've researched):
- Yankee Lobster for the variety of seafood they have.
- Daily Catch for the italian/seafood mix and the Seaport spot is supposed to have a great view.
- Carmen because it's Italian and have heard good things about it (I know that it's in the North End, not Seaport).
Can anyone help choose between the three?
I'd eliminate Yankee. It's more of a seafood market that offers food. Self service. View of Northern Ave. I like it fine for lunch.
Carmen is small and excellent.
Daily Catch..great view. I ate at the the NE original recently and always enjoy it. That would be my choice; with the caveat that the Seaport had some complaints about not being as good as the NE..going back a few years.
Carmen is a very nice spot with very good food, but it is very small so be sure to make a reservation. If you have a very large group you might want to have a fall back plan.
lefty,in addition to the other good advice you've rcvd., just fyi, the most CH raved seafood places here are Neptune Oyster (North End) and Island Creek Oyster Bar (Kenmore Sq., 5 min cab from your hotel.) Tons of threads on both places. The No. End also has lots of interesting and unique Italian places: Galleria Umberto for lunch or snack, Modern Pastry for Italian Bakery (Bread and Butter for French bakery), Caffe Dello Sport for Gelato, etc.
Hope this might also be helpful:
Guide to Boston by Areas and Restaurants:
Thanks OC. This will be my third time in Boston, I'd move there if it wasn't for my job!
The last time I visited we actually did Neptune, ICOB, Galleria Umberto, and Modern, haha. We're doing ICOB again since it was so amazing the first time, but that's the only one we're doing again this time.