Boston : Legal Seafood, Smith & Wollensky, and Finale DesserterieFriday, June 24, 2005
We ate **so well** in Boston!
While we had a bad hotel experience, the location of the hotel was really good - there were so many good restaurants within easy walking distance!
For lunch one day, we went to Legal Seafood. Legal is usually one of the first places most people think of when it comes to seafood in Boston. We started out with sharing a bowl of their famous clam chowder. It was excellent - and they give the recipe out on their website here! I had a lobster roll, which was lobster (in just a bit too much mayonnaise) on Texas toast. Av had the tuna and shrimp plate, woodgrilled. One of the best parts of our meal were the drinks - Av had a (very fresh) Sam Adams on tap, and I had a Red Tide Bloody Mary. It was wonderful!
One night for supper, we went to Smith and Wollensky. There are Smith & Wollenskys in other cities, but neither of us had ever been to one. It was after 10pm, and thankfully they were open until 11pm, so we were in luck. I had the most delicious Caesar salad ever, and Av had the best lobster bisque he has ever had. For our entrees, I chose a Filet Oscar, which was a 10 oz. filet over asparagus topped with bernaise sauce and crabmeat (it was Amazing). Av had a larger filet. Everything about the meal was wonderful - the service, the food, the atmosphere.
For dessert, we went to Finale Desserterie. I've seen this place mentioned several times, including FoodTV. We picked up things to eat that night and again later, including a slice of carrot cake (average), a triple-chocolate chip cookie (very good), and a couple of cupcakes (the icing was unbelievably good). YUM!!