Recs please: 3 meals in Boston
I will be in your lovely city in a few weeks, and would love some restaurant recs. I have visited a number of times, but have not been in several years--it looks like the food scene in Boston has exploded in the past few years and the sheer number of wonderful-looking places is overwhelming!
I have one meal of each and preferences are below:
Breakfast: Someplace in Chinatown/Theater District or Bay Village. I can also go to Backbay or Southend as long as it isn't too far west/south. Something light or coffee shop-ish is fine, but would like to go somewhere that won't mind if I bring a book and enjoy a leisurely hour or two.
Lunch: Similar area as breakfast. Cuisine and budget are open, but would like something casual.
Dinner: Anywhere in Boston or Cambridge, but no suburbs. Cuisine and budget are open. I would love seafood.
Thank you in advance!
17, map room cafe is lovely and peaceful spot for respite from the busy downtown crowds.
If i had ONE dinner in Boston, i would go with one of 3 places:
Island Creek Oyster Bar
ICOB because it is a dramatic memorable room with welcoming positive-energy staff,and a few of my fav seafood dishes, all the result of an owner who has thought about aaaaall the details.
Ribelle because chef Tim Maslow is a true one-of-a-kind amazingly serious and inspiring creative chef who consistently gets me to the WOW! experience every time i eat there. It could be something as simple as kale, or mushrooms, but it will definitely not be well described on the menu, and it will be the 'best___' i ever ate.
Oleana because Turkish food can be such a revelation for most of us, esp the spices/herbs, and you will likely have delicious foods you will not find elsewhere in the U.S.,from a very hard working woman chef who is her own icon in Boston.
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Welcome in advance; hope you have a lovely visit!