Trip to NYC+Boston in July…dining/activity suggestions?

posted 3 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@prncss47:  sounds fun!!! It sounds like you’ve jam-packed your NYC weekend with lots of touristy things to do! The GV food tour I’ve heard is awesome!! Also – Eataly can get CRAZY crowded, so be careful on when you plan your visit!  How adventurous are you? If you’re into burgers, definitely go to Bare Burger (there are a few locations), and if you’re into small wine bars with awesome food, I highly reccommend casellula (on 52nd and 9th!).  If you need any more reccs let me know!! My co-workers and I are definitely nyc foodies!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

L’espalier (in Boston) was amazing for dinner.  We also really enjoyed wandering around Cambridge – the glass flowers exhibit at Harvard’s Natural History Museum is really impressive.  Grafton Street and LA Burdick are worth stopping into.

Harvard Gardens near Mass General is really good too.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@prncss47: When I was in NYC, I went to The Burger Joint, which is located in the Le Parker Meredien hotel. http://www.parkermeridien.com/eat4.php The prices are steep, but we LOVED it.

In Boston, we got chowder from Legal Seafood. AMAZING. Also, good on the Fenway Tour. It’s pretty incredible there.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

If you’re over by Fenway, Boston Beer Works has good food, and the beer is brewed on the property. Quincy Market has a really delicious mac and cheese place!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Also, the Boston Common and Public Gardens are really nice! If you have time I’d do a walk through!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@prncss47:  I’ve lived in both NYC and Boston, so I have some tips if you want to avoid the traditionally touristy places:

NYC:

Mustang Grill – I believe Derek Jeter is part-owner of this place. It’s a great bar on the UES. Yummy margaritas and fun decor.

Banc Cafe – This is in Kip’s Bay/Murray Hill. Beautiful new American bar/restaurant. One of my favorites.

Peacefood Cafe – This is a vegan restaurant on the UWS. I am NOT a vegan by any means, but my vegan friend took me here once, and each time we hang out, I beg her to take me here b/c it’s SO good. The not-chicken bucket tastes like actual good chicken… and ::mind blown:: it’s not chicken.

Josie’s – This is an organic food restaurant on the UWS. Everything is not only super healthy, but it’s YUMMY. I love their bloody Marys. I had a birthday dinner here.

Amber – This is on the UES, I believe. It’s a nice sushi restaurant – very good drinks and yummy sushi. A little pricey, but worth going to once.

Perfect Pint – If you are looking for a pub-type bar, this one is great. I am only speaking for Midtown East though (there is another one Midtown West). Very standard albeit yummy pub fare and lots of beer on tap.

Boston:

Cheers – This is a classic favorite. However, the one at Faneuil Hall is a replica. The original one is on Beacon Street.

Border Cafe – Really fun Mexican restaurant at Harvard Square. Colorful decor and HUGE margaritas.

TASCA Tapas Bar – A little out of the city, but you can take the B line directly there or walk using the C line. This is a great Tapas bar that I actually used to live next door to. It was always a popular spot, but sadly, I waited until the week I was moving to actually go there.

I don’t have that many for Boston b/c I moved out of there in 2007 so I bet many of the places I used to go to are closed or chains now.

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@prncss47: The Freedom trail should get you to 95% of the sights in Boston, that’s a good place to start, along with the Duck tour.

I highly recommend going to some breweries in Boston- either Harpoon or Sam Adams (or both!). The beer tastes completely different when it’s so fresh, and the tours are fun too.

I’d add Harvard Sq to the itinerary, but you really only would need an afternoon there. There are plenty of unique places to eat, and Harvard campus is very pretty as well.

I’m not sure how much time you’re spending in Boston, or if you will have a car, but the Newport Mansions in RI are about 1.5 hours away and also very nice if you can make the trip.

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