This is a cajun seafood boil restaurant in the South End, with giant plates of spicy shellfish and a space that kind of looks like the set design warehouse for A Streetcar Named Desire. Around here, we’re reluctant to admit that other cities can do seafood as well as us, but try the snow crab legs with the Bootleg sauce and give New Orleans its due.
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Trillium is a brewery in the Seaport. The line out the door will be full of people coming for the beer, but the food is actually really good, too.
Alcove is a West End American restaurant, and one of the only places to eat near the Garden that doesn't have Bobby Orr jerseys hanging on the wall.
The tasting counter is a pricy but excellent tasting menu place inside Aeronaut Brewery in Somerville.
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SRV in the South End is a great Italian restaurant with plenty of room, outdoor space, and pasta.
Neptune Oyster is a ridiculously popular oyster bar in the North End. It’s worth it if you can get in.
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