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Boston Help!

If money is no object- O Ya
If money is the determining factor- Ashmont Grill on Dorchester (take the red line to Ashmont Station)
Seafood- agree with all Neptune Oyster
Other favs...Via Matta, Metropolis and Sorellina

Anyone been to Ostra yet?

We went there last night and although I had low expectations going in, I was pleasantly surprised. We began with oysters (Pleasant Bay, nicely briney with a great cocktail sauce...no mignonette) and a shaved pea pod and radish and salad that was delicious. Dinner brought on a branzino special, served with a red wine risotto (perfectly al dente) with caramelized onions. This was excellent, although I question the $38 price tag. The whole scup with Mediterranean veg was good, although nothing to write home about. Dessert was the "Snow Egg" which was amazing, lemon mousse inside a meringue shell with a sweet basil sauce, fresh raspberries and spun sugar. Definitely the best thing we ordered. Wine list was pricey and not that great, we had better luck with the cocktails.
Dining room was fine, although a little sterile. Service, however was excellent. Reuben, our server was the perfect blend of knowledge (helped out with the lame wine list) and friendliness. Best server I've had in a long time! Overall a well prepared and tasty dinner....ridiculously expensive though.

Best Restaraunt to Visit in Boston (Price doesn't Matter)

O'Ya is a tremendous experience as is Craigie.

NY Hound Not Fooling Around

I'm a fan of Coppa, any of the salumi are fantastic and the cured tuna belly (bar snack) is awesome.

Special Occasion Recommendations, Hosting Manhattanites used to high-end dining

I'm a fan of Clio. Rialto is lovely, however the atmosphere is somewhat benign.

Boston Chops

Not going until mid April. Hopefully time to work out some of the service kinks.

Boston Chops

I have friends coming in from out of town and we were contemplating Boston Chops. Yay? Or Nay?

One Meal in Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, etc.

Have you contemplated 10 Tables in JP?

Memorable meals for weekend in April??

Not a first trip. We are from Boston so make it down from time to time. Have done Babbo and Jean Georges...what's your take on Spotted Pig?

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Babbo
110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

Spotted Pig
314 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014

Mar 01, 2011
hungrygale in Manhattan

Memorable meals for weekend in April??

Taking a group of girlfriends to NYC for the weekend. I want memorable meals, but nothing too over the top (ala Le Bernardin).

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Le Bernardin
155 W. 51st St., New York, NY 10019

Mar 01, 2011
hungrygale in Manhattan

Anthony Bourdain No Reservations Season 7 in Boston [old]

Yes...Island Creek. Great call. Where in Fenway...the park or the neighborhood? Either way, not sure what he'll find, except maybe the Sausage Guy...which he may like.

Worst New Awards 2010

I would have nominate the fig, prosciutto and gorgonzola pizza at Barlow's in Fort Point. It sounded like a no brainer...tough to mess up...right?...wrong. An excess of fig jam was cloying and cold on top of a chewy, underbaked crust. There was so much gorgonzola that the aforementioned prosciutto was lost in a sea of sweet, sticky, moldy mush. OR
The completely overrated and OVERPRICED lobster roll at B&G (not 2010, but worth mentioning).

Artichokes on the menu?

Formaggio...great artichokes. Not sure what they do with them...grilled maybe. Very tasty. As for cooking. Clean the artichoke up boil in salted water until the leaves are tender, cool and serve with a really good vinaigrette.

Anthony Bourdain No Reservations Season 7 in Boston [old]

Hell Night at ECG is a good call, except that Man vs. Food has already done it. Chacarero is a must! High end...Menton or O Ya.

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O Ya
9 East Street, Boston, MA 02111

Chacarero
101 Arch St, Boston, MA 02110