We only had two nights at Boston, so we searched for some of the best restaurants. Here are my thoughts and opinions on the restaurants we ended up going dining at.
Giacomo’s Ristorante is a cash only Italian Seafood restaurant. There are two locations, North and South. We heard the North end restaurant was much busier than the South end, so we opted to eat at the one in the South end. We didn’t have a reservation (though they do take reservations). The food was good. Our preference is for creamy and rich sauce, but this particular restaurant had calmer flavors. In a way, I enjoyed it this way because it allowed the flavors of the seafood to be more prevalent.
Oleana restaurant was a much need stop. After a day of walking the Freedom Trail, it was comforting to sit in their outdoor patio and a tasty Mediterranean cuisine. Because I don’t eat Mediterranean very often, I ended up enjoying all the food. The stand out dishes were the Spinach Falafel appetizer, Duck entrée (served on a large skewer), Baked Alaska dessert. By the end of our east coast trip, my feeling was Oleana was my favorite restaurant!
Neptune Oyster was a highly recommended oyster stop. Unfortunately, we were too late to get into the lunchtime seating and they were closed in the evening for a private event. We ended up at Pauli’s right next door for lobster rolls and clam chowder. Pauli's was good, but the lobster roll was much smaller than I was hoping for, but that was more than made up for with the flavor of the Lobster Roll. Both Nepture Oyster and Pauli's are near the path of the Freedom Trail, perfect for a great quick stop.
Mike’s and Patty is a small sandwich spot good for breakfast sandwiches. Since this was only a couple blocks from our hotel, we stopped by to pick up a quick breakfast to go for our noon departure from Boston to New York via Amtrak. Literally a hole in the wall, there are a few counters to eat. Other than that, expect to take the food to go. The sandwich was unique, with a fried egg, bacon, and nuts. There are many different options to choose from, and they range from around $8-$11. The sandwich was amazingly delicious, a bit messy, but still very tasty.