Boston's Hidden Restaurants

Readers' Restaurant Posts, July-August, 2013

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 July and August of 2013. (Please go to the main page of this section to see posts from other months.)

Posts from August 25, 2013:

Kim S.
Raviolis in Newton. Sneaky good place.

Eddie G.
Benevento's in the North End. The staff was amazing. The food delicious. I had the best sauteed calamari...

Joy O. S.
Capital Grille, Back Bay

Denise K.
Tangierino in Charlestown for Restaurant Week dinner, Zaftigs Delicatessen in Brookline for breakfast on Saturday morning and Sycamore in Newton for dinner on Saturday evening!!!

Kenny W.
Sun Kong in Malden for Dim Sum on Sunday, (hidden gem, just as good as Chinatown IMO), and had 49 Social Bar Menu for some delicious Duck Quesadillas

Pancho M. La Casa de Luis, Exelent, great drinks,Ceviche, and menu..

Diane L. S.
Take out at D Coal Pot - a new Trini place in Hyde Park

David S.
Reds in Peabody( yummy seafood risotto)

Katie C.
The Beach Plum in North Hampton. Best lobsta roll EVER!

Steve B.
Palmer's in Marblehead

Steve W.
had some great food in chinatown at Asian Garden. yum...

David A.
Tijuana In Chelsea

Colleen A. K.
had really crappy food in chinatown yesterday, don't want to mention the name.. very disappointing. made up for it by going to Bamboo Fine Asian Cuisine tonight!

burgers @ Watch City brewery on Moody street. Not bad, surprisingly!

Posts from August 18, 2013:

Drew S.
handful of places in Maine. Robert's Maine Grill in kittery is a pretty solid place in otherwise food-desolate shopping hell. Simply Khmer in Lowell was really damn good too

Patrick M.
Sportello was kick-ass. The whipped ricotta w/rhubarb cooked in a bunch of spices, including cinnamon, served as part of free bread service, was incredible. And the gnocchi was perfect.

Chris T.
L'Espalier. Friend was treating me, so we did prix fixe. Simply amazing.

Joy O. S.
Henrietta's Table

Paula M.
Uncommon Grounds in Watertown for late breakfast. Had the gluten free stuffed French toast - wonderful, but as usual gluten free bread not very filling so went to Three Amigos in Stoneham for tacos at 2:30PM! Yay for corn tortillas and tacos!

Maria M.
Old Magoun's Saloon. Tried the corned beef brisket sandwich which was tasty but really dry. Good thing for that beer!

tried Helmand in Cambridge for the first time. Great place.

Posts from August 11, 2013:

Jennifer B.
Had a fabulous meal at Gigi's. Housemade pasta topped with an egg fresh from our farm was pretty tough to beat. I'd post the photo but it might make everyone too hungry!

Renee M.
Painted Burro. Perfect.

Jennifer P. P.
Rye Tavern in Plymouth: Clam chowder served over bacon mashed potatoes AND fried clams (best I have ever had, and why doesn't everyone do this?!?!), crispy brussels sprouts, Pan seared scallops, and grass-fed beef tenderloin. Plus they have a huge garden out back of the restaurant where they grow some of their veggies. Highly recommend!

Eddie G.
The Pour House in boston. Great wings.

Maria M.
Had a nice late lunch at the Village Restaurant in Essex-beautiful on the patio!

Sarah M.
Boston Chops for an amazing meal Saturday night - perfect atmosphere and incredible steaks.

Renee S. C.
Las Brisas on Cohasset Harbor. Fab food, service and view!

Dinner at the Purple Urchin in Hampton, NH on Friday, breakfast at Sea Ketch in Hampton, NH on Saturday, dinner at Little Jacks in Hampton, NH, breakfast at Sea Ketch again on Sunday morning and a late lunch at The Beach Plum in Portsmouth, NH.

Alice T. P.
Went to Aquitaine in the South End for a lovely brunch, mimosas and mushroom, leek and boursin omlette. Also Le Creperie on Newbury Street for a delicious Nutella and strawberry crepe. Boston has a lot of food options!

Denise K.
Cafe Escadrille (Gourmet Room) in Burlington for my daughter's 17th birthday on Friday evening, Rendezvous in Cambridge for dinner on Saturday evening and Trident Bookseller Cafe for breakfast on Sunday.

had Wagyu Beef Sauerbraten and house made liverwurst at Bronwyn in Somerville. Yum!

Posts from August 4, 2013:

Jennifer P. P.
Sun Tavern, Duxbury

John J.
The Pleasant in Rozzie. Amongst the best pizza around.

Nicole D.
The Fat Cat in Quincy

Beth S.
Karma, Westford

Deb N.
PJs on the Cape for fried clams, yum!

Olivia S.
Flora in Arlington.

Paul C.
Ohana in Gloucester

Chris T.
A very good brunch at Phillips Old Colony house- Dorchester.

Katie C.
Chianti in Beverly. Great outdoor seating, jazz at 9.

Rich D.
Siros, in Marina Bay. Best scallops with risotto! Caffe Tosca, in Hingham. Great lobster tagliatelle. Wheelhouse Diner, in Quincy. Always good.

Chris G.
eight ten in everett!

Tanya W.
I finally went to Saray, in Allston, at Packards corner. Really good Turkish food! The falafel was the best I've had!

Kate K.
Casa B in Union Sq, Somerville. Delicious cold cucumber soup with watermelon and crabmeat salad!

Michael W.
Simpli Bar & Bites in Jamaica Plain. Great food and drinks

Andrew D.
Beni cafe in N. Quincy. They love working with mango and banana in their sushi. And that's a good thing.

Denise K.
Amrhein's in Southie for dinner on Friday evening, Legal C Bar at Legacy Place for dinner on Saturday, Aquitaine Chestnut Hill for brunch with a group of friends on Sunday (best Blood Mary around), Harvest in Harvard Square for a drink and Upstairs on the Square in Harvard Square for their summer special -- grilled lobstah and fried chicken!!!

Eddie G.
Eugene Oneills in JP. Fun staff, eclectic crowd. Decent food.

went to Euno in the North End. I had the Veal Piccata but sampled braised beef bolognese that made me jealous. Delicious!

Posts from July 28, 2013:

Andrew M.
New one in North Attleborough. Ambrosia. Indian, Italian and everything inbetween. Surprisingly good on the Indian.

Esther B.
Agave in Newburyport Sat afternoon- delicious fish tacos and margarita!

Dawn D.
Sweet Basil in Needham on Sat night.

Denise K.
Sofia's Italian Steakhouse in West Roxbury on Friday evening; Chef Chow's in Brookline for lunch on Saturday; The Cottage in Chestnut Hill for a snack later Saturday night; Trident Bookseller Cafe on Newbury Street for breakfast on Sunday and B Street Bistro in Newton for dinner on Sunday!!!

Rich D.
Blarney Stone, in the Dot. Great arancini and steak tips. Sher-a-Punjab for lunch buffet, in Quincy.

Justin M.
S&I Thai To Go in Allston!

Ingrid E.
Siena in Mashpee

Beckie H.
Kitchen Cravings in Gilford NH - nothing like lobster tails for breakfast!

Krissy G. B.

Michelle D.
Passport in Weymouth

Got to @A_Tavola for the first time this weekend. Very tasty!

Fisherman's Friend in Stonington, Maine for lobster rolls / Zaftigs in Brookline / Twin Oaks in Cranston, RI

Petit Robert Bistro on Columbus Avenue. Patio brunch!

The Crease (recently opened) in Walpole for breakfast. Huge kitchen sink omelet, best I've had in a long time.!

M3 in Somerville for some awesome southern food. Catfish, fried chicken, biscuits, grits and okra

Lobster Pool, Rockport. Crispy fried haddock, spicy Cajun shrimp wrap, juicy burgers & gorgeous views!

Posts from July 21, 2013:

Julie K.
Red Parrot @Hull, good clam chowder....Delicious!!!

Dawn D.
This isn't a restaurant BUT Whole Foods in Dedham has a fantastic breakfast bar, I hit that up Sat & Sun.
Grass Fed in JP. LOVE their burgers!

Tara H.
Seawitch Restaurant in Peabody, Ma. After having ice cream at Richardson's in Middleton earlier.

Tina L.
Grotto by Government Center and Beacon Hill in Boston. So delicious! So fresh!

Tony S.
In A Pickle in Waltham for one of the most amazing breakfasts I've ever had. Had loading pancakes with banana, coconut, and chocolate chips. Wow

Marsha B.
PB Boulangerie Bistro & Mac's Shack, both in Wellfleet; both spectacular. Blue fin tuna sashimi right off the docks at Mac's; amazing! Spiritus Pizza in Provincetown; always great. Blackfish in Truro-delicious local striped bass. #onvacation

Denise K.
Beach on Friday evening, Avenue One at the Hyatt on Saturday and Osaka Japanese Sushi & Steak House on Sunday!!!

Kara M.
Sea Dog in Hull. Beautiful views & good brews!

Mike F.
John Andrews in Egremont, MA. Amazing!

Jennifer M. H.
Shennanigans in Southie :-)

Avelino's Medford!! Good affordable Food Big portions Dine in or Takeout!!

Christopher's in Cambridge. Amazing burgers, and they serve Narragansett!

Stoddards and @RoxysGrilledChz!

Blue Ox in Lynn, Ma! #Amazing

Posts from July 14, 2013:

Jocelyn S.
Moat Mt Brewery......Conway NH delicious curry crab and corn bisque and pulled pork sliders

Denise K.
Addis Red Sea in Cambridge for dinner on Friday (love Ethiopian food); Anthony's Pier 4 for dinner on Saturday (for the last time?) and Continental in Saugus for dinner on Sunday!!!

Allison M.
Tulip in Stoneham. Very good spring rolls, sushi and sesame tofu. Lots of options for vegetarians, nice atmosphere.

Steve W.
L'Espalier, fancy. #broke

Leah P.
Empire. The food was impressive!

Steve B.
The Barrel House in Beverly. The food was very good and the cocktails were even better.

Maria M.
Periwinkles in Ipswich. Had some great native steamers and some good (not great) fried clams washed down with a Whale's Tale Pale Ale.

Eddie G.
Deep Ellum in Allston. Great food. Busy place. Wonderful beer selection...

belle isle seafood so so fried clams didnt fill me. Onion rings less desirable! Lobster roll had lots meat which was worth it!
steak & onions oriental de Cuba the BEST!!!!

Dim Sum Cate in Medford. Food is excellent. The prices were great & the restaurant was clean. Parking limited. Will go back.

had the awesome Royal Dinner for Two at Diva in Somerville

Zaftigs in Brookline.

baby back ribs @ brewers coalition in newtonville hit the right spot!

Had some culinary delights at @saltypigboston last night. Our best family gathering place.

Went to @ICOBar Fabulous Tile fish entree & Soft Shell Crab sandwich with avacado & bacon. Also Pad Thai Cafe for laab.

Posts from July 7, 2013:

Julie K.
Passtiserie Lenox @ GB, Peace & Love Chocolate @ GB and Fuddruckers Saugus!!!

Robin C.
Embargo in Hyannis for happy hour tapas, oysters and sparkling Sangria followed by and excellent seafood paella

Nancy L. H.
Soul of India in Sudbury, treated by a friend. Amazing Indian food.,

Denise K.
Union Bar and Grille in the South End for their BBQ prix fixe on Friday evening; Kimball Farm in Westford for fried clams and ice cream on Saturday; Trident Booksellers and Cafe on Newbury Street for lUnch on Sunday; and Kowloon Restaurant in Saugus for dinner on Sunday!!!

Tony M.
Blackstrap BBQ in Winthrop. I had sticky smoky BBQd chicken wings -- very meaty, spicy with a hint of cumin, very juicy. Also chili mac 'n' cheese was delish, not dry at all, cheesy and spicy with sliced jalapenos. Would definitely go again, looking forward to trying some of the more creative dishes (I was too hot today to deal with much thinking)

Mike D.
Legal Seafood and Maria's both in Braintree and the Mad Hatter in Weymouth. Legal had a great surf & turf, Maria's was OK and Mad Hatter made a decent pulled pork sandwich. Just a little heavy on the bbq sauce.

Joy O. S.
Navy Bistro, Charlestown and Ceia, Newburyport, both were fabulous!

Beckie H.
Belle Isle Seafood, Winthrop - the sweetest, moistest lobster pie! And a view.

Marsha B.
Chef's tasting at Menton; spectacular! Special anniversary dinner.

Linda D.
Tried Walnut Grille in Newton. Pink Dolhin smoothie was delicious.

Paula M.
Jimmy's in Brookline. Awesome!

Charles M. A.
Muqueca in Somerville. Delicious.

Paul C.
Ohana in Gloucester simply wonderful

Karen M. H.
Mac's Shack in Wellfleet and Karoo in Eastham - both delicious!

Annalisa S.
The Grapevine in Salem. It was very good.

Colleen A. K.
went to a place in Londonderry NH this weekend called Super Wok Restaurant; the food was outstanding, huge portions, lots of fresh veggies, extensive menu...we used a groupon that got us $30 food credit for $15 and ended up taking alot of our food home, got 2 meals out of my leftovers!

Wendy R.
Area Four in Cambridge has awesome pizza

Pat D. T.
joe's crabshack sandwich.. brought it home cooked steamers crabs.. had stuffed quahogs made up there..stuffed crab... bought some wachessets beer apothic white..!

Legal Test Kitchen -- quite good!

celebrated birthday at Eastern Standard! #amazing

Luciano's in wrentham !! One of my favorite Italian restaurants!! Neva a bad meal!!!

guanachapi's on moody street in Waltham. They have a cow hoof's soup only avail on w/es.

Alexis at @WestBridge02139 was great!

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