Best Seafood North End
Hi all, I'm taking out a client from CA for dinner on Sunday night in the North End and he's looking for "great Boston seafood." Where would you go for the best seafood there? Thanks!
Neptune is far and away the best seafood in the North End. However they do not take reservations and the wait will be long. If you have the time, you can go put your name in and walk around the North End and have a drink. They will call your cell when your seats are available.
If you want something more Italian style, the Daily Catch still does a pretty good job.
in the north end i 3rd neptune, but there will be a huge wait.
row 34 in the seaport is another option and walking distance from the north end.
Why seafood in the North End?
The Neptune attitude repels me, but the Row 34 suggestion is a great one, although not that close to the North End.
Daily Catch is good but perhaps not client-worthy.
Id take a client to Prezza. While not specifically a seafood restaurant, they several seafood dishes, all done well.
It's one of the best restaurants in the NE.
They also take reservations.
I like both Neptune and Daily Catch but the no res policy and tight seating would make them a non starter for me for taking out a client.
Are you discussing business? Neptune is a hole in the wall with people right next to you. Daily Catch has a little more room but still tough to carry on a conversation without people hearing.
I would go with The Daily Catch and this time of year would head over to the courthouse location if a nice evening.
Neptune and The Daily Catch (original location only) are my North End favorites for seafood, with the oft-mentioned caveats. Taranta and Prezza have good if fewer options, and are better suited to business entertaining, I think: they are roomier and take reservations, for starters.
Greatly appreciate all the advice! I ended up booking a reservation at Mamma Maria's, not exactly seafood-centric but some good menu options for sure. Will check out the other revs just in case though. It is a "business" dinner of sorts, but more social nature. The reason I'm looking North End is we plan a trip to the cigar room after :)