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Boston Recommendations Needed

by habituallychic

10 . 26 . 17

Not sure how many of you remember that I used to reside in Boston. I lived on Temple Street in picturesque Beacon Hill from 1996 until 2001 when I moved to New York. I’m embarrassed to say I haven’t been back for a visit in the last 16 years so I’m very excited to be heading there next week. I’ll be staying at the newly renovated Ritz-Carlton which will allow me to walk everywhere. I will definitely be photographing Beacon Hill and autumn decorations but if you have any recommendations on where to eat or what to see, please let me know. You can leave a comment on this post or email me directly. Thanks!



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  1. Susanna Quilter October 26, 2017 | 2:10 pm

    Boston has changed so much in the 10 years I have been living here. You will not recognize Fenway or the Seaport. So many good restaurants in that area. Of course anything Barbara Lynch touches is worth visiting, try Drink and Sportello in the South End. Also check out the new MFA extension, they currently have some great exhibits going on there too.

  2. Deb October 26, 2017 | 3:59 pm

    I, I’m from Boston, currently living in Sydney but every time I go back I have to have a pizza bianco from Figs on Charles Street, Todd English’s restaurant and Stephanie’s on Newbury Street for the best Mac and Cheese ever….

  3. kristin pearce October 26, 2017 | 11:41 pm

    Don’t miss the Flat of the Hill on Charles Street-the cutest gift store. Ask for Katherine the owner. She is a delight xo

  4. Christopher Caster October 27, 2017 | 6:10 am

    The Boston Ritz was famous for the roast rib of beef served in its restaurant, which used to be so tender you could cut it with the side of your fork. A veritable national treasure!

  5. Nicole Alsarraf October 27, 2017 | 8:38 am

    Two great restaurants here in Boston are Mistral and Ostra. You will love them!

  6. Karen Sack October 27, 2017 | 9:02 am

    We love Bistro du Midi. it is near the 4 seasons hotel and Hermes is at the corner so you can do a little shopping and then get a wonderful meal! you will reservations though…

  7. Wendy Richardson October 27, 2017 | 2:00 pm

    You must visit the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum!

  8. Sharon October 27, 2017 | 6:29 pm

    love eating at coppa, great food and nice atmosphere

  9. smattes October 28, 2017 | 7:44 am

    We have lived in the bouton area since 1976, and have hosted many many guests form all over the world. I always start showing them Bosotn from the top of the Pru-the Skywalk. There you can see the whole city laid out at your feet, and for someone who has lived here in the past, you can see the dramatic changes. Then, we go down to Copley Plaza, where Trinity, the Hancock, the Old South Church and the BPL are all there to show off the architecture of several centuries. The Library has an amazing free tour of the art and architecture, and a lovely lunch/tea room. BE sure and walk down to the harbor and along the Greenway, on the way to the North End. There are many many great restaurants now in Boston (not like when you lived here) so a recommendation would depend on what you were drawn to, what neighborhood you wanted to be in, etc., etc.
    Newbury St. is not it’s former self-much has moved, esp. the art galleries.
    And, yes the Gardner is always a must see as it is preserved singular vision that has been brought into the 21st century with the new wing (and good restaurant!

  10. Jules October 29, 2017 | 8:56 pm

    I recommend Neptune Oyster Bar at 63 Salem Street 617 742 3474. It’s quaint little place with delicious seafood. Enjoy

  11. Kathryn October 30, 2017 | 11:41 am

    So many new(er) good restaurants! Highly suggest Cultivar (near Old State House), Bar Mezzana (South End), SRV (South End), O Ya (near South Station) and Mistral (Back Bay). North Square Oyster (North End), Puro Ceviche Bar (Back Bay), Kava (South End) are also amazing but have a more casual vibe. Having afternoon tea at the Taj is nice if you’re around the Gardens/Newbury St. Explorator is a new Euro-style cafe near the Ritz as well. For drinks, Haley.Henry is a new intimate wine bar in Downtown Crossing, Wink and Nod is a more lounge type vibe in South End, Drink is quirky but has great cocktails and is right below Sportello (amazing bolognese). I love how cozy Oak Long Bar + Kitchen is but it can sometimes be super crowded. Yvonne’s is also quite a scene (really cool interior) and does have really good cocktails and tapas style plates.