Nice smaller restaurant on Beacon Hill serving Iranian food. Service was excellent.
Was a bit more upscale than I was hoping for to be honest. We were treated well by the employees and made to feel at home but I felt very under-dressed in shorts/T-shirts we had been walking around in as everyone else was dressed up. My son did o.k. but this just isn't going to be a 12 year old's favorite restaurant.
The meal was very authentic and good. That said it really wasn't so exotic that the average American wouldn't like it. For an appetizer we had an eggplant with ground beef (don't know what it was called) and for the main dish I had lamb kabobs with grilled vegetables. The deserts also looked excellent but we had spent enough so I did without.
Favorite Dish: I'd recommend the lamb for anyone.
Anthony's Pier 4 is a Boston staple. Established by Anthony Alhanas in 1963, it's been a popular place for locals and tourists alike ever since. Its location is spectacular...it sits on the end of Pier 4 and looks across the bay to Logan airport. You are able to watch the ferry departing to Cape Cod as well as a variety of other pleasure crafts.
The large bar looks like a sailing ship, and you must stop to look at famous photos in the main lobby. From the looks of the photos, everyone who is anyone has been here!
It was once the "haunt" of the famous Kennedy Clan. Also of interest is the entry where you cross over a live lobster pond! Try to go early if you are eating dinner because it's a wait if you don't.
The place is large and open with tables adorned with crisp, white linens. It's an extensive menu with fresh lobster [which you are able to choose for yourself] as a house speciality since the lobsters are caught by their own lobstering company. [For 25 years, they have operated a lobster business out of Spruce Head Maine. Fresh live lobsters are delivered to the restaurant several times weekly to ensure the best quality and freshness.]
Some critics have said that "it's seen its better day"...I certainly disagree as do many others who have and always do eat here.
Favorite Dish: I remember vividly Allan with his lobster bib eating a whole lobster. They have the whole "bib ritual" here, which I find enchanting. He certainly needed a bib for this feast!
All meals are served with delicious fresh, hot popovers.
I had Lobster Tail that melted in my mouth.
Jill had the Pier 4 Fisherman's Platter with golden fried native sole, cod, monk fish, shrimp, and scallops. Of course, it was much too much for her, so we helped her out!
They also have delectable Souffle, either Grand Mariner served with Zabagilione Sauce or Chocolate served with Zabaglione sauce! In addition, they offter Hot baked Indian Pudding with Ice Cream, Creme Caramel, Ice Cream Pie, Baked Alaska with Strawberry Sauce, Pecan Pie with Ice Cream, Chocolate Espresso Cake served with Raspberry Sauce, and Creme Brulee!
Believe it or not, we had desserts: Hot baked Indian Pudding, Ice Cream Pie, and Creme Brulee. Don't ask which one was the best...all were outstanding.
Our lives are not in the lap of the gods, but in the lap of our cooks." Lin Vutang, 1937
We ate at many places in Provincetown, but the one I remember with a smile is Clem & Ursie's! It's almost surrealistic with so many different kinds of food, and all of them delicious.
They serve the best pulled pork barbeque sandwich [I tought I was in the Carolinas!], Azorean Portuguese fisherman's repertoire such as the unforgettable catfish vinho dahlos [thought I had died and gone to Heaven] , and fresh lobster, either steamed, baked, or stuffed [you pick your own lobster from the tank in the adjoining market].
The prices are quite reasonable [a one pound lobster at that time was $10.95!]. I suggest you try a "lazy lobster roll" for lunch [can you imagine lobster in a hot-dog roll?
This place is known as the "best counter-service restaurant in the world!"
You gotta realize that this place is unique with its neoprimitive humor of their signage; decorative masks by the great Truro artist, Susan B. Baker, and, best of all, the former Dairyland collection of distorted genetic-misfit lobster claws!
The adjoining market is just as remarkable with the live-lobster tanks, gourmet bread, all kinds of sandwiches. They also have wines and cold beer as well as Portuguese soda.
Oh, yes, they serve soft-serve ice cream and a Nutty Fudge Bar, which is a layer of vanilla custard, peanuts, fudge, all covered in chocolate on a stick.
Or, you might choose Stuffed Ice Cream Sandwiches, which are vanilla with a fudge center or chocolate and peanut butter center rolled in nuts and dipped in chocolate!
Favorite Dish: The Chunky Lobster Bisque is delicious; Pulled BBQ Pork is perfect; Jumbo Shrimp are huge, firm, and tender; smoked ribs are terrific; Shrimp Mozambique [with broccoli over brown rice] is quite tempting; Fried Catfish Vinho Dahlos [local catfish marinated in vinegar, garlic, spices, saffron with French fries]: There are no words to describe how good this one is!; Crab Cakes with Boston Baked Beans and Homemade Slaw was a lunchtime favorite of Allan's; and Sweet Potato Fries [might be the only potato dish I've ever like!]
Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
If in Province town, you just have to try Clem and Ursies Restaurant
NO CREDIT CARDS.
Are you feeling like there is only one kind of food around this city? Well, seafood is my favorite, so I naturally gravitate toward those restaurants, but there are thousands of other restaurants around Boston that actually serve beef! No seriously, you can find just about anything in this city, Asian, American, French, Italian, Irish, Middle Eastern, Kosher, Thai, you name it---they have it!
I actually have been to other restaurants, but can't remember most of the names of them, sorry!
Favorite Dish: Prices range from decent to extremely ridiculous! Most restaurants in Boston have their menus posted next to the door, so be sure to check them before entering.
As in any big city with lots of tourists, you will pay much more in the "tourist areas", like Quincy Market, Newbury Street, around Copley Place, etc....so it is to your advantage to explore the lesser known areas.
Nice place, in Boston's North End, where there are many, many good Italian restaurants. The dining area is a little small (normal for the North End), but decorated nicely and comfortable. Just a nice place to eat and the food is very good.
I'll give you one guess as to what their specialty is! Yup, limoncello, which they use in a few of their recipes, as well as just chilled as an aperitif. Their stuffed artichoke heart appetizer is great, and everything else plus the service was perfect.
Favorite Dish: Dessert--Tartufo limoncello! Made with lemon gelato, meringue, and frozen limoncello...yum!
The menu isn't quite what you would expect from an Italian place, but it isn't too newfangled either. It's an excellent place. And the food is constantly surprising and tastes great as well. There's only room for about 30 people, so on the weekend expect a wait. It will be worth it. They take reservations but no credit cards.
Favorite Dish: Pasta, calamari, etc. The food is inventive...and very fresh.
If you find yourself in the Natick area, Kelly's is a good place to eat. Located inside Jordan's Furniture building, it's pretty popular at lunch time, so it's better to go a little later than normal, or go for dinner/supper instead.
The food's very good, typical American stuff...roast beef sandwiches (huge!), fish and chips, burgers, big salads, etc.
Good for the kids too...the decor will interest them, and there's a big fish tank also that should keep their attention at least for a little while :-)
OPEN: Mon - Thurs 10am - 10pm,
Fri - Sat 10am - 11pm, Sun 11am - 9pm
Favorite Dish: I had the fish and chips, and no complaints. My son had fried clams, which were very good also and our future daughter-in-law (yay!) had a turkey club that she said was very good.
The Union Oyster House is the oldest restaurant in Boston and the oldest restaurant in continuous service in the U.S.—the doors have always been open to diners since 1826.
Union Street was laid out in 1636, but there are no municipal records documenting the Oyster House's date of construction. All that is known is that the building has stood on Union Street as a major local landmark for more than 250 years.
The building was originally a dry goods store for years, during which time a future ruler of France, Louis Phillippe, lived upstairs in this building while exiled from his country. He taught french to rich Bostonians to make his living, until returning to France to serve as king from 1830 to 1848.
That was just one of the unusual happenings in this building!
The picture is borrowed from the Union Oyster House website.
The Union Oyster House also claims to be the first place to use toothpicks!!! You heard it here first!
Favorite Dish: Everything is good, but very expensive!
Well, guess what their specialty is....nope, not steak, try again! This restaurant is a chain, but don't hold that against them...their food is very good. In Boston, they're located in the Prudential Center and in Copley Place. They are also at Logan Airport and at Long Wharf in Boston. The phone number below is the Copley Place location.
Favorite Dish: Anything that swims!! Everything here is good, including the desserts. To see the menu, check out the website below.
Mon-Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri-Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sunday Noon - 9:00 pm
The Publick House in Sturbridge is an original colonial Inn, operated as such since forever! Terrific food, and we've never stayed there, but original pine floors, antiques, etc.--you get the picture.....
Favorite Dish: We used to make a point of stopping in during February when we visited Sturbridge Village with our sons. At this time, they had a regular Sunday brunch that was fabulous! Everything fresh and homemade...from the juices to the sausages and maple syrup----it was heavenly!
I enjoy spicy food so when I took my sisters out to dinner one night, we went to the Bombay Club in Cambridge. I had the Dumpukht Lamb. The two peppers on the menu made this dish hot-hot but tolerable. My sister had the Seafood Masala. She loved the seafood but the sauce was too spicy for her (no pepper on menu). My other sister had the Palak Paneer, made from tofu and herbs with spinach. The tofu was delicious.
Favorite Dish: Even though all good, the best meal, in my opinion, was the Palak Paneer.
Bill Rosenberg opened the first Dunkin' Donuts in Quincy Massachusetts in 1950. Today there are over 6,000 store worldwide, 4,400 of those in the United States. In New England, Dunkin' Donuts rules. You will probably see more Dunkin' Donuts in Massachusetts than anywhere in the world.
Nancy's Airfield Cafe is accessible by car or plane. It's a little difficult to find by car but you will be glad you drove around in circles, past the same gas station 3 times, to find it. Owned by the chef, Nancy McPherson, the Airfield Cafe uses only the freshest ingredients straight from New England farms. You can taste the freshness of the food. Nancy and crew are genuinely very friendly, we were even graced by a visit from Nancy herself. The cafe is small but cozy, besides the food the main attraction is the airfield outside. You can watch planes take off and land. The cafe is newly open for dinner, I think we were among the first dinner customers.
If you have your own plane, fly by for a visit.
Mon - 8 to 3
Tues - Closed
Wed - 8-3
Thur - 8 to 7:30
Fri - 8 to 7:30
Sat - 8 to 7:30
Sun - 8 to 7:30
Tu y Yo is an authentic Mexican restaurant in Somerville. You will not find typical Boston-area "Tex-Mex" here. Tu y Yo serves homemade dishes based on family recipes. The menu isn't comprised of tacos or burritos, but fear not, the food is incredible. If you are the type who doesn't like to try anything new, don't let the menu scare you. I promise that after you eat at Tu y Yo, you will chose it over Taco Bell anytime!
The decor is colorful, the service is friendly, and the food is great.
Favorite Dish: We've had many delicious meals here including;
Tamales de Oaxaca
Corn dough with chicken and cilantro sauce fillings wrapped in banana leaves and steamed.
Flautas de Pollo
Corn tortillas stuffed with shredded chicken topped with lettuce, sour cream, onions, and anejo cheese
Chicken breast marinated in orange and anato sauce.
Boneless chicken breast stuffed with cuitlacoche (corn?s black mushroom) and spinach sauce.
Spinach, celery, apple, cucumber, and orange slices in a yogurt-balsamic dressing and topped with sesame seeds
The salad was so yummy I tried to replicate it at home!
This is a regular stop for me. The wings are the best around. They have both regular and boneless in all kinds of flavors and degrees of heat. I usually get 25 of the Wimpy which are still hot but not super spicy. I still like to taste food. I also get a ice cold 22 oz. draft and some fries with plenty of blue cheese dressing. This restaurant is very close to UMASS in Amherst, MA so there's always plenty to look at and The Hanger waitresses are the best!
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