(Closed) OT weekend away

posted 10 years ago in Boston
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Where in Boston are you staying, and are you looking for fine dining, bar food, or somewhere in-between?  There are lots of places I wouldn’t consider touristy–just stay away from Cheers, for instance, and most of the restaurants in the Faneuil Hall area 🙂

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

If you are in the city, you might try Silvertone for good bar food.  They have a lot of comfort foods – their mac & cheese is delish!

http://silvertonedowntown.com/home.html

 I know you said not touristy, but if you have a chance, go to Pizzeria Regina in the North End.  Best pizza in the city, good mix of tourists and locals.  Make a stop at Mike’s Pastries or Cafe Vittoria too.  Take a walk around the North End – it’s the Italian section of town.

Have fun!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - St. Catherine of Genoa, Jin Asian Cuisine Restaurant

Oooh… I love Silvertone and Pizzeria Regina, too! Also good bar/food – Jacob Wirth. It’s actually a historic bar, but I’ve never found it to be "touristy."

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

The north end = a must for boston food.

I have also found you can’t go wrong in Harvard Square. There are tons of choices, but my absolute favorites are the Border Cafe and Fire + Ice (one of those mongolian grill things – I had never been to one before, so it may be why I love it so). The Border cafe is a bit noisy but it has huge margaritas and blends tex mex with southern comfort food, so its always interesting. Plus did I mention the margaritas are huge?

Harvard Square is a big shopping area (lots of fun, cute stores that boasts a lot of suburban/urban tastes) and the subway runs through it so its accessable to any without a car. 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I would put in a third vote for Silvertone–awesome cocktails, awesome mac ‘n’ cheese.  It’s right near the Park Street station.   If you head into Cambridge, Christopher’s in Porter Square (one stop past Harvard) has nachos to die for (try the "yuppie" nachos with guac and goat cheese) and a wide beer selection. Grendel’s Den in Harvard Square has half-price food with a drink purchase 5-7:30–yum on the cheap!

Post # 9
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Helper bee

mmmm…silvertone mac and cheese…. so. amazingly. good.

Post # 10
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Worker bee

Definitely second Fire + Ice and the North End! The North End also has a great improv place, the Improv Asylum, if you’re looking for dinner & a show.

I went to school in Boston and one of our favorite bars was the Sunset. They have two locations: Sunset Cantina (across from the BU Agganis Arena) and the Sunset Grill & Tap (further down the B line, a little harder to find).  Both places have great food and a Huge selection of liquor! The Cantina specializes in tequila/margaritas, and the Grill & Tap has a book of beers to choose from. 

Have fun!!!

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