Boston's Hidden Restaurants

Readers' Restaurant Posts, May-June, 2014

Each week we ask our readers (via social media) what restaurants they have been to recently, with some of these posts being shown here. The ones below are from May and June of 2014. (Please go to the main page of this section to see posts from other months.)

Posts from June 29, 2014:

Jennifer K. D.
We went to a food truck in Wellfleet called Sunbird. They're doing local, organic food and it was FAB; eggplant, micro greens, pickled onion and a fried egg on peasant bread. Great outdoor seating area with container gardens. Loved it.

Jamie W.
Cafe Rossetti's

Joyce G. R.
I went to the Yardarm in Orleans

John T.
McCabes in Cambridge

John P.
I went to Ward 8, Galleria 33, Antico Forno, and Lo Conte's. Exploring the North End obviously. Ward 8 and Galleria were both excellent.

Leah K.
Island Creek Oyster Bar (10th birthday request), Little Q Hot Pot, Sorrento's Pizza (takeout by the pool)

Kim S.
The Rudder in Gloucester. Great atmosphere on the water in Rocky Neck. Completely packed and the service and food suffered because of it. Waitress was completely overwhelmed. Food is usually pretty good there and most of it was on Saturday except chicken came out medium rare on a salad. I'll still go back.

Rachelle S.
Ab Fab in melrose.

Shawn S.
Does Town Spa in Stoughton count? A guilty pleasure for the family!

John N.
7th Wave in Rockport, Bearskin Neck. My first lobster roll of the season! Very good slightly too much butter on the roll. Really fresh fish on the fish & chips too

Greg P.
The Blackfish tavern in Truro. Takeout from Savory's and The Sweet Escape

Frederick W.
Back Bay Harry's
49 Social

Katie M.
Loretta's Last Call -Boston
Boston Beer Works-Boston
Port City Sandwich Company-Newburyport

Cameron R.
Beehive, Tremont 647, Sister Sorel, The Trophy Room.

Russell house tavern #dank

Brunch at @Soundbites_cafe and sandwiches at @DarwinsLtd = great food weekend.


enjoying a @sullydogs lobster roll right now. :)

Posts from June 22, 2014:

Robert H.
Jameson's jn Lowell excellent

Leslie T. B.
Red Fox Bar & Grille in Jackson, NH...amazing French Onion Soup and Hobbs Tavern and Brewing Company in Ossipee, NH (formerly Whittier House Restaurant) is fantastic, great brews and they are setting up their own brewery.

Krissy G. B.
Russell House Tavern/Harvard Sq & Stoddards/Downtown Xing.

Frederick W.
MC Spiedo in the Innovation District. Probably the only restaurant I've ever been that serves Medici-style Italian cuisine from the 14th century.

Kim S.
Basta Pasta in Quincy. Love that place.

Jocelyn S.
Longhorn Palace in Lincoln NH for breakfast and Tilt'n Diner for lunch, Mangia Mangia in Billerica for dinner

Kathy H. N.
Woodman's in Essex

Lisa M.
Passport in Weymouth Landing - outstanding!

Dan S.
Well, we had Firefly's at the Mendon Drive-in on Saturday, if that counts.

Michelle S.
We went to The Community Oven in Hampton, N.H. for some great pizza, followed by beers at Blue Lobster Brewing (right next door).

Jay M.
Karl's Sausage Kitchen Cafe.

Kristen N.
Tried Cheeburger Cheeburger with my kid. The faux retro interior with really poorly designed signage gave me hives, the burgers were decent, shakes were too sweet. Visitors requested dinner at the Landing in Marblehead. The food is overpriced and underwhelming, but the deck is a great place to sip a drink and watch the comings and goings of the harbor.

Leah K.
Went to try Noodles & Co. which I rank above Panera and below Wagamama, but a good addition to the chain fast good scene. Kimball Farms for ice cream.

Posts from June 15, 2014:

Aaron G.
Fought the Father's Day crowd at Neptune Oyster... the johnnycake made it all worth it.

Dan S.
7th Wave Restaurant

Drew S.
Row 34 tapped a rare Cantillon on Sunday and I had to pick my wife up at South Station. A pile of raw oysters, a few fried oysters and clams, tuna crudo, smoked trout, and a lobster roll were natural accompaniments.

Suzanne L. L.
McCabe's On Mass. - North Cambridge (formerly Dubliners, etc.) - sibling of Bull McCabes. Very comfortable atmosphere, attentive and friendly waitstaff - and not overbearing, and very good food. I had a small plate of a couple tacos which were delicious, my husband had a rib entree which he really enjoyed. Also had a grilled focaccia small plate which was a good appetizer with our beer. Good beer list (I would have liked a couple more choices in the craft department, but they're a new place). Great air-conditioning (we'll definitely make this a regular hot-weather stop if that keeps up), and a few large t.v. screens that weren't too loud. Good place to catch the world cup (if you're into that), or, hopefully, hockey come fall.

Doreen I. V.
ClamBox in Ipswich for the first time. Yum!

Leah K.
Alden and Harlow. 3 cocktail supper! B&G Oysters (Thursday), Breakfast at Sofra, lunch at HMart

Joyce G. R.
I went to Larry's PX for breakfast

Andrea K.
Robert's Maine Grill in Kittery. The oysters and the lobster roll were fantastic. As was the Maine Lemonade with Cold River blueberry vodka.

Patrick M.
Spice Brookline (Thai) take-out, A4 bacon and clam pie, and #dinneratmydomicile on the grill.

Rick P.
The Bancroft

Marie N.
Plan B in Springfield. Eh.

rf osullivans on Friday night. Always yummy

Venetian in Weymouth, Cantore's pizza in W Lebanon NH, Common Man in Claremont NH & Meshawi Grill in Brighton (we're moving)

Great sandwiches from @thinkingcup on Newbury Street.

Father's Day brunch @Bronwyn_UnionSQ

Posts from June 8, 2014:

Jennifer K. D.
Guapo's for apres-hike shrimp tacos and beer.

Michael M.
Bolton St Grille...

Leah K.
Myers + Chang and Bernie's Foreside

Jennifer P. P.
We tried to go to Neptune Oyster yesterday but it was like a 1.5 hour wait. Instead we went to our old stand-by, Al Dente, and it was delicious as always.

Carol Y.
Barcelona Wine Bar in DC. There's one in Brookline. Great tapas and, of course, an excellent wine list!

Renee H.
Cafe Burrito

Frederick W.
Millie's Kitchen in Crystal Cove, Winthrop. Just sandwiches but the $12 lobster rolls looked a lot better than the $32 ones at Belle Isle. Those folks should be ashamed.

Albert B.
Iggy's in Warwick RI. I had the fish 'n' chips, while we all passed around some clam cakes...

Julie K.
We were lazy today. After coming back from Church we just wanted to have something good closed from home. We decided to stop by at FRESH UNO that opened last Thursday and let me tell you....Absolutely horrible experience. Their sandwiches are "kids size" the cheapest one is 8.99. The food... no taste at all... we also ordered a deep plate salad, it suppose it came with chick peas and green beans, etc. We couldn't find them. We asked them that salad wasn't served right...and the server just said.... oh...we don't have these ingredients No apologies at all, we ordered Mango Ice Tea and it was bitter, sour, not cold at all. Very bad experience. We came home and I have to cook It is not good addition for our Town.

Geoff W.
Just tried The Old Havana Cuban Restaurant in Jamaica Plain for the first time tonight. Awesome meal! I tried Mofongo, which I had heard about through various food shows. Definitely worth trying!

turners yard pembroke

Had a delicious grilled avocado at Tamo today. One of those restaurants you never think of because it's in a hotel.

Had a great breakfast at The Farmer's Daughter in Easton

Posts from June 1, 2014:

Jacki Q. B.
Blue Crab Plymouth

Jim M.
Barnacle Billy's

Dan D.
Eastern Standard

Betsy C.
Burger Bar...for booze! ;-)

Cameron R.
Ruth's Chris for my bestfriend's birthday.

Frederick W.
TacoMex in Maverick for some authentic Salvadoran tacos!

@shakeshack again! Feeling guilty!


Audubon (formerly Audubon Circle)... Looks exactly the same and food's still good!

Coppa, so good!

Bento in Brighton for their Japanese twist on hot dogs and the curry katsu bento box.

Posts from May 26, 2014:

Cameron R.
The Publik House in Washington Sq. Gorged on beers and their amazing fries.

Frederick W.
Phil's Main Street Grill in Wakefield, RI for some of the best seared scallops I've had in ages. Their rooftop dining and excellent bar made for a fine evening out in town where I was born. 

Went to @Dot2DotCafe, Simpli Bar & Bites, Maria's Taqueria, & Shanti

Aquitaine in chestnut hill for brunch, Hei La Moon for dim sum

Posts from May 18, 2014:

Barbara M.
Family was in town for a graduation. We had a wonderful dinner at La Casa de Pedro in Watertown. The food was delicious, the service was excellent, we dined outside on a beautiful evening (parking was free--for early dinner it was also ample).Nice ambiance. It was a discerning group with varied tastes, appetites, allergies, preferences so I kept my fingers crossed when I chose for the group.. Prices were competitive but not overpriced. We had a great time.

Julie K.
O'Sullivan. ..excellent by the way

Marsha B.
Pho So 1 in Randolph; hidden gem of a Vietnamese restaurant!

Charles C.
Aka bistro in Lincoln. They just reopen last week after a pipe leak back in December. New menu was awesome!

Melissa G.
Checked out the new MdCabe's on Mass in Cambridge. Love the make over, craft beer list, and the food was good too.

i went to the @HOBBoston where the portobello mushroom sandwich was delish but the sweet potato fries were lacking. sorry.

got to sit outside @PetitRobertBist on Columbus Ave. on Sat. Escargot, chocolate mousse and amazing drinks with @Buzzyland

I had lunch outside at Davio's in Lynnfield. Excellent gluten-free pizza w/ nice, thin crispy crust.

Spring/summer in #CambMA means yummy comfort food and drinks in the lovely garden patio @AtwoodsTvrn. No menu misses!

take out from Roksana in Watertown.

Red Raven in Acton

I discovered the Friendly Toast serves a Green Smoothie with gin in it!!!
And trip #2 to Glenville Stops - Try the artichokes and lamb meatballs!

had an awesome brunch at Centre St Sanctuary in JP. Best Eggs Benedict I've had in a long time.

Posts from May 11, 2014:

Robert H.
Jamesons on Andover st Lowell. Food was great

Mark K.
Ponzu in Waltham.

Dan D.
Cibo Matto Mansfield

Stewart M.
Stocked up at Moody's Delicatessen. All we've tried so far are the hotdogs and the liverwurst, but both are among the best I've ever had.

‏@La Brasa (Broadway, Somerville) & Back Deck(Downtown, Boston)...

Shake Shack for lunch and no lines!

Had fantastic vegetarian asparagus #risotto with #goatcheese at @PetitRobertBist this Sunday. Delicate flavor, perfect texture

Posts from May 4, 2014:

Frederick W.
A true hidden gem: Millie's Kitchen in Crystal Cove, Winthrop. Serving up classic fried clams, buckets of steamers, lobster in many forms (rolls, chowder, steamed) plus a large menu of surprisingly excellent pizzas and sub sandwiches. Large outdoor patio overlooking Boston Harbor, free delivery to all marinas and yacht clubs, and BYOB. 

Cameron R.
Stoddard's. Peach Farm. Shabu Zen. Q Restaurant. 

Jennifer C.
I ate at Vine Brook Tavern in Lexington Center, Armando's Pizza in Cambridge, and Bergamot! 

Stewart M.
Finally tried the Brondog at Bronwyn. Outstanding.

Scott S.
Unlike Stewart I enjoyed me some Boston Market.

Leslie T. B.
Bintliffs in Ogunquit for breakfast, awesome as usual then Nosh Kitchen Bar for dinner in Portland, Bacon Dusted Fries....awesome.

wonderful brunch @CookRestaurant in Newton

2 old faves - Cornwalls (solid pub food), Soulfire BBQ (YUM) - and 1 new - Glenville Stops (solid neighborhood gastropub)

Tapeo--Queso con Miel to die for!

The Trophy Room. Nice to finally have an affordable place in South End. Tuna tartare great.

Light dinner at @SpokeWineBar on Saturday. Fried artichokes and Jonah crab fregola risotto. Both delectable. Terrific spot.

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