Progressive Dinner Suggestions
i, such a lovely thought for your friend, but we don't know anything about them, i.e. is boston's history, architecture, neighborhoods , visuals- important to them , or is food the be-all/end-all?
when i think of walking and talking w/ an old friend, in between stops, snowflake's suggestion is like deja vu; it feels very natural. And it ,imo, shows off Boston at its most historically beautiful.
A few ideas. I'm thinking in terms of cocktails at the first stop, and splitting dinner between the other two (in either order). In some cases, reverse order works, too:
Drink, Sportello, Menton
Belly, Hungry Mother, West Bridge
Brick & Mortar, Salts, Craigie on Main
Green Street, Central Kitchen, Rendezvous
M Bar, Asana, L'Espalier
The Abbey, Washington Square Tavern, Ribelle
Clio, Uni, Deuxave
The Hawthorne, Eastern Standard, Island Creek Oyster Bar
Lord Hobo, Oleana, Bondir
Dali, Kirkland Tap & Trotter, Bergamot
Butcher Shop, Metropolis, Hamersley's
Estragon, Stella, Toro
Grill 23, Mistral, Sorellina
Via Matta, Bistro du Midi, Erbaluce
First Printer, Harvest, Rialto
Here are a couple of my favorite places to string together for a little hop around that would be 50th birthday appropriate:
bistro du midi, then cut through the garden and hit beacon hill bistro for charcuterie then stop at the cozy little bar at Hungry I for a glass of prosecco and then onto Scampo.
That allows you to see the lovely gardens and a nice stroll up charming Charles St.