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post #16 of 46
I had tried Estragon last week for restaurant -- I thought the tapas were pretty nice. The other tapas place is Toro.

http://toro-restaurant.com/

For some decent cocktails, there's a speakeasy sorta bar that was recently redone in Central square Cambridge called "brick and mortar." It's right above Central Kitchen.


And then for some really nice drinks there's a place called "drink" near the waterfront.

http://drinkfortpoint.com/

small scene, great custom drinks and good atmosphere. expect a line though, or show up early.
post #17 of 46

Another vote for Drink. It's a Barbara Lynch creation (of Nr 9 Park, Butcher Shop, Menton, etc.). 

 

Also very close to Bobby from Boston is Gaslight

post #18 of 46

If you are looking for an interesting place to go out for drinks, I recommend the Back Bar.  It is basically a speakeasy in an alley.  They have excellent cocktails and some decent food, specifically the meats.

post #19 of 46
Lobster roll from James Hook and cannoli from Mike's Pastry.
post #20 of 46

Filling in some blanks/echoing some things. 

 

Most of the time the good bars and restaurants all share staff, chefs, ex-staff...

 

As mentioned with No. 9, Drink etc.

Same goes for The Hawthorne, Lineage, Eastern Standard

 

These are the only two shops you really need to hit assuming you have your typical high end shops in your city.

Bobby's

Bodega

 

These are the only worthwhile boutiques to visit

Alen Blizerien (Yohji, Rick, etc) Dotty is really cool and stylish and the staff is usually pretty helpful too.  Had very few bad experiences here.

Riccardi (Junya, Comme Des Garcon, D&G, NBHD, best denim in the city) sometimes Riccardi is a grumpy dick especially if he doesn't know you or doesn't think you're going to buy anything.  The staff sucks.

 

maybe

Stel's (probably not)

 

For drinks (in no order)

Drink

The Hawthorne

Green St

No. 9 Park

Russell House Tavern

Eastern Standard

Deep Ellum

 

Food

Toro

Eastern Standard

Lineage

Clio

No. 9 Park

Rialto

L'Andana (in the burbs)


Edited by Sean9 - 4/4/12 at 10:47am
post #21 of 46
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post

Lobster roll from James Hook and cannoli from Mike's Pastry.

How about a lobster blt from B&G and cannoli from Bova?
post #22 of 46

What kind of clothing are you into?  Alan Bilzerian's shop on Newbury is pretty famous and, I've heard, worth just stopping by to look around, but it's avant garde SW&D type stuff so if that's not your thing then disregard.

post #23 of 46
Thread Starter 
Here's my list of to go's for now:

Harvard Square
JP Licks
Bartley's
Prudential Center
Faneuil Hall Market Place
Bobby From Boston
Oishii Boston
Finale Desserterie
LA Burdick
Museum of Fine Arts
Atlantic Fish
Newbury Street
Boston Common
Mike's Pastry
Cafe Mami
Porter Square à Car

I decided to pass on shopping, because I can usually find my designer goods are deeply discounted prices back home.

Any other suggestions for entertainment asides from Museum of Fine Arts?
post #24 of 46
The Harpoon brewery tour is touristy and cheesy, but I enjoyed it.

Wally's Cafe if you like jazz.
post #25 of 46
if you want the simplest, tastiest lobster rolls available in boston, check out alive n kickin near harvard square. i can guarantee you'll enjoy it more than any other lobster roll around. it's a little hole in the wall.

also, i'd suggest highland kitchen in somerville.

red bones in davis square is okay. not amazing, but decent.

if you like indian food, check out punjabi dhaba in inman square.
post #26 of 46
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Originally Posted by plei89 View Post

Here's my list of to go's for now:
Harvard Square
JP Licks
Bartley's
Prudential Center
Faneuil Hall Market Place
Bobby From Boston
Oishii Boston
Finale Desserterie
LA Burdick
Museum of Fine Arts
Atlantic Fish
Newbury Street
Boston Common
Mike's Pastry
Cafe Mami
Porter Square à Car
I decided to pass on shopping, because I can usually find my designer goods are deeply discounted prices back home.
Any other suggestions for entertainment asides from Museum of Fine Arts?

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post #28 of 46
Okay, resurrecting this thread 'cause I'm gonna be in Boston in early January (less than ideal weather wise, but I'm still set on having a good time). Staying in the Back Bay area. Big conference going on so lots and lots of friends will be around. Made reservations for one night at La Voile because it's close by and looks decent enough. Any other recs? I was thinking of a reservation at Myers & Chang another night because it can accommodate a big group, but the food doesn't look all that exciting to me. Want to try Toro but the no reservation policy makes me worried. I guess it'd also be easy enough to head into other neighborhoods.

Oh, and any good sushi around?
post #29 of 46
What price point on sushi?
post #30 of 46
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What price point on sushi?

http://www.bostonmagazine.com/restaurants/display/sushi_spots/?gallery_idx=382&row_position=3&photo_idx=4471&thumbnail_num=1

This gives you a few spots these are generally the best spots. Do not eat at Duozo, place sucks. Super Fusion is my favorite cheap place to eat sushi. BYOB so that can make it fun. Oishi and o ya are great.
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