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Where To Eat

Looking for a place to eat? Take a look at our picks below:

DBJ’s Favorite Quick Eats:

Parziale’s for a slice of pizza (North End)
Alive and Kickin’ for Lobster sandwich (Cambridge)
Union Oyster House for clam chowder (Downtown/North End)
El Pelon for a burrito (Fenway neighborhood)
Flour Bakery for a sandwich/fruit tart/boston creme pie (many locations)
Al’s State Street Cafe for a sandwich (State Street/Financial District)


North End Goodies:

Modern Pastry (for a crunchy, authentic cannoli)
Mike’s Pastries (for the kids. Best variety of flavors)
Bricco Salumeria (for bread/Italian Deli food)


Where to get good seafood:

Row 34
Atlantic Fish Company
Barking Crab (if you were here 10 years ago, don’t worry, it’s got a new chef)
O Ya (Omakase, when you really want to impress someone)
Saltie Girl (inventive seafood, Back Bay)


Local Places I take my wife for a night out, not too cheap, not too expensive:

Tangierino (Charlestown, Moroccan fusion, Hookah bar downstairs)
Vee Vee (Jamaica Plain, farm-to-table experimental American)
Ten Tables (Jamaica Plain see above)
Brown Sugar Cafe (Boston’s best Thai)
Alden and Harlow (Harvard Square, American tapas)
Casa Romero (hidden Mexican courtyard off Newbury Street, Back Bay)
Row 34 (Seaport, ask for the lobster tacos, great for lunch)
Amelias (Kendall)
Grotto (Beacon Hill)
Tartufo (Newton)
Batifol (Kendall)

Fine Dining/Upscale:

amie Mammano restaurants (OstraMistralSorellina)
Barbara Lynch’s Restaurants (No. 9 ParkMentonDrinkButcher ShopB&G Oysters)
Mastro’s (Seaport)
Mooo . . . (Beacon Hill/steak)


North End Italian from high end to low end:

Mama Maria (very high end, but also very good)
Prezza (high end and tasty)
Carmelina’s (the very best spot that is also open for lunch. Good for dinner, too)
Quattro (upscale pizza and pasta, also good for lunch)
Aqua Pazza Famiglia Giorgio (most stereotypical, giant portions, spaghetti and meatballs, good for kids)
Regina Pizzeria (voted best pizza in USA)

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