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Suggestions near Marblehead

Dallas Alice May 21, 2014 02:24 PM

My wife and I will be visiting family in Hamilton next week, and would like to have dinner with a friend who lives in Marblehead. Any suggestions for good food in that area? Price doesn't matter, just quality.

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    cambridgeMike RE: Dallas Alice May 21, 2014 02:25 PM

    5 corners kitchen

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      phatchris RE: Dallas Alice May 21, 2014 04:11 PM

      5 Corners Kitchen in Marblehead, Firenze in Salem, and 62 in Salem. The Barrel house in Beverly for great cocktails.

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        Crazy Egg RE: Dallas Alice May 21, 2014 04:46 PM

        If you like sushi, perhaps Junji Fine Japanese Cuisine.

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          RoyRon RE: Dallas Alice May 21, 2014 04:55 PM

          If you like Japanese food I also recommend Junji's Fine Japanese Cuisine. This restaurant has only been open a few months but Junji is one of the most talented Japanese chefs in the Boston area. The restaurant offers a full range of traditional Japanese favorites with an emphasis on sushi. The quality of the fish he uses is excellent. It is a rather small place and it gets busy on weekends so I would suggest making a reservation.

          1. opinionatedchef RE: Dallas Alice May 21, 2014 06:43 PM

            5Corners Kitchen- a beautiful light filled room, little candles at night. excellent French influenced food.
            professional service, talented bartender, comfy banquettes, easy street parking. a real delight; we go often for brunch even though it's a 35-40 min. drive.

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              Velda Mae RE: opinionatedchef May 23, 2014 09:26 AM

              Is the noise level at 5Corners any better since it reopened? I went once before the fire and it was so loud conversation was impossible, the kind of loud that burned in my ears even after I left the restaurant.

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                phatchris RE: Velda Mae May 23, 2014 10:23 AM

                I never really noticed a noise problem, although I am generally there on the earlier side. $1 oysters from 5-6.

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                  opinionatedchef RE: phatchris May 23, 2014 10:28 PM

                  wow, really?!! I had no idea and now i am psyched! Do you know if they're Island Creeks?

                  vmae, It is def. better than before but it is noisier at night than for brunch ( which we have had there many many times.) It is quiet at brunch (we always go late.)

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                    phatchris RE: opinionatedchef May 24, 2014 05:39 AM

                    They have been different oysters the half dozen or so times I have been at that time. And you don't have to be at the bar for the $1 oysters.

            2. libertywharf RE: Dallas Alice May 22, 2014 08:49 AM

              My friends just went to the Landing yesterday. They gave it great reviews. The Landing has been in Marblehead forever.

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                phatchris RE: libertywharf May 22, 2014 10:14 AM

                The Landing is fine as long as you keep it simple.

              2. drewinmrblhd RE: Dallas Alice May 22, 2014 11:06 AM

                Jack Tar is tasty! Love their fish tacos.

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                  opinionatedchef RE: drewinmrblhd May 23, 2014 10:33 PM

                  drew, we have really missed our fav fish tacos at the now defunct La Verdad so I am particularly keen to find a good source. Most important to me is that the fried fish NOT be tilapia ( and I'd prefer haddock) and i'd love to find the chef using chipotle sour cream . Plse tell me more about the ones at Jack Tar!

                  I found them on the menu!:

                  Crispy Cod Tacos 14
                  Asian Slaw, Mango Salsa, Salsa Fresca
                  Black Beans and Rice

                  I have been meaning to try this place for a long time because their area number of CH fans who have raved it.
                  I like their menu! Other favs of yours there? thx!

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                    phatchris RE: opinionatedchef May 24, 2014 11:42 AM

                    The fish tacos at Jack-Tar are alright if your in the area, but I wouldn't go out of my way for them.The fish is definitely the star,. mediocre slaw and salsa. I prefer the fish taco at the Landing.

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