Boston's Hidden Restaurants

Readers' Restaurant Posts, May-June, 2012

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 2012. (Please go to the main page of this section to see posts from other months.)

Posts from June 24, 2012:

Joanie M.
Pleasant Cafe in Roslindale!

Stephen M.

Katie S. M.
west roxbury pub & restaurant

Paul B.
The Lodge in Randolph. Food's not there yet, but the beer and Tvs were perfect for enjoying the Sox farewell to Youk and the football game.

Katy S. B.
Blue eyed Crab in Plymouth MA ... Awesome food! Place is way too small but the food is fantastic. I had the crab bisque and a scallop salad with freshly baked cornbread. yummmm! We sat at the bar so we didn't have to wait an hour for a seat and we could watch the chef cook which was really cool.. He came out to ask how his food was.. another nice touch. oh, almost forgot I had a Black raspberry splash to drink from a mason jar. again YUM!

Dawn A. A.
Artu in the North End

Dawn C. A.
Classic Cafe in Arlington Heights - the Albanian omelette is outstanding! Also the Phoenecian in Haverhill - yummy kibbe and butter beans, and Barking Crab for the naked lobster roll.

Justin R.
pats pizza Auburn maine. really really good pizza/salad

Janet F.
Finally made it to Bergamot and was VERY disappointed- little flavor and little portions and BIG prices. Will not go back ;(

Lisa M.
Red Sea, South End. Such a fun place to share a meal with friends. Great food..that you can eat with your hands!

Steve W.
Shabu Ya in Harvard Sq.

The Back Eddy in Wesport, MA

La Casa de Pedro and Redds in Rozzie. Great dining weekend.

River Gods (Central), the Field (Central - for Eng/Spain game), Harry's (Allston), & Legal (Charles Sq - for crawfish boil!)

Lolita, City Table, legals waterfront, met bar, Toro. Damn I eat out too much.

Actually went to Pho Basil on Mass Ave twice this weekend. A quick bite saturday and then lingering lunch with friends today.

Posts from June 17, 2012:

Deirdre C. C.
We went to 42 Degrees North, newly opened in Manomet. Very impressive! Loved it.

Ivys F.
Tres Gatos in JP, loved it!

Joanne D. G.
Well, we started with lobster tails from S and S Lobster in Fitchburg, then Woodmans in Litchfield, NH and finished up @ Blue Ginger in Wellesley. Happy Father's Day

Mike D.
Margarita's in Weymouth & Barefoot Bob's in Hull. I got a mixed grill in Bob's. Tips & Ribs. Happy with the meal.

Diane L. S.
Port 305 at Marina Bay in Quincy - waterfront dining with a great view of Boston. Also went to Gene's Chinese flatbread cafe in Chelmsford for some handpulled noodles

Andrew M.
Egg Shell - Loudon NH's best dive. Not that I've done a thorough analysis of the area's dives. But it does qualify as a dive, in every meaning of the word. Beware of the attack waitress.

Took a chance on the egg salad sandwich w/ smoked salmon at Matt Murphy's Pub in Brookline. Delicious. And great atmosphere.

checked out M3 in Davis Sq. Good southern style comfort food and a large selection of canned beers.

Sweet Cheeks in Fenway. Best BBQ!

grabbed a clam chowder & a lobster bisque from James Hook.

Dali Friday night, mojitos & tapas; Shea's Riverside Essex, Father's day seafood delights.

Toro Restaurant on Saturday night. Busy, fun, and delicious!

Amazing meal at Assagio in the North End. Delicious grilled shrimp at Legal Seafood by the aquarium.

Posts from June 10, 2012:

Margaret P.
Il Casale in Belmont. Fabulous Italian food!

Tom L.
Painted Burro in Davis. Much better than anticipated. Really great, in fact!

Jennifer Q. S.
Finally got back to Olives in Charlestown. Place looks great. Food was yummy!!!

Beth S.
East Coast Grill. Legal Sea Food. Woosta Pizza.

Sugar Magnolias in Gloucester. The carrot cake pancakes and maple cream cheese spread were to die for!

Chiara Bistro in Westwood. Outstanding every time in every way.

Tory Row in Harvard Sq. Great white sangria.

Taste of Allston; Hei La Moon for dim sum

Posts from June 3, 2012:

Leah K.
‎MC Perkins Cove. It was fabulous! The Wild Blueberry Barnacle Billy's Inc. & Barnacle Billy's etc and a few other spots too.

Eddie G.
Mr. Sushi Coolidge Corner. Nice lunch.

Ernie C.
Ristorante Olivio, just by chance after a movie at Capitol Theater; surprisingly good, much better than expected. Service was great, menu had quite a bit of originality, interesting beer selection (albeit no draft), and the food was really fresh and tasty.

Denise K.
Casablanca in Harvard Square for dinner on Friday, Back Bay Met Club for lunch on Saturday, Tempo in Waltham for a late dinner on Saturday, Darryl's Corner for Southern brunch buffet yesterday, and Bukkhara in JP for dinner tonight!!!

Boston Food and Love
Chilli Duck in the Back Bay! Great Thai food

Blue Inc superhero brunch on sundays!

Phoenix landing in Cambridge & had the cheesy quesadillas. Yum!

‏Pit Stop BBQ in Wakefield, MA. (formerly CnD BBQ)

Great Taste Bakery for twin lobsters, peking style pork chop, water spinach w/fermented tofu. taro tapioca coconut milk dessert

Posts from May 28, 2012:

Beth S.
Sprigs, Acton/Sophias, Hudson/ Belles Bistro, Westford

Ally S.
salty pig, great apps !!!

Colleen B.
Went to Passports in Gloucester - it was so good

Denise K.
Casablanca in Harvard Square for dinner on Friday, Back Bay Met Club for lunch on Saturday, Tempo in Waltham for a late dinner on Saturday, Darryl's Corner for Southern brunch buffet yesterday, and Bukkhara in JP for dinner tonight!!!

Jeff M.
Sportello- gotta say its our new fave. Everything was a winner and we practically had the entire menu. Small yet focused wine list was a refreshing sight, more restaurants should follow suit.

Paula M.
TGIFs at Brigham Circle, My Thai Vegetarian in Chinatown, Sweet Chili in Arlington, Ixtapa in Woburn... Yikes - been eating out too much!

Tara H.
The North Street Grille, North End Boston. Best breakfast/brunch. Delicious tacos at Mija Cantina & Tequila Bar in Boston.

Tracey C. P.
Bobbys burger palace- Mohegan sun, Atlantic fish co & Remicks in Quincy... All excellent!!!

Larry R.
Happys bar and kitchen! Awesome!

Jenna D.
New York diner watertown. Yum

Dawn C. A.
Absolutely stellar burger with deep-fried brie at the Lobster Shanty in Salem, average fried seafood at Seawitch in Peabody, lovely jamon Iberico and grilled artichokes at Solea in Waltham, and serviceable chicken parm at the Chateau in Burlington.

Sam's @ Louis' on the waterfront. Pepe's & Devon's in Ptown - my two favorite haunts!

‏Cast Iron Kitchen their crab dish with excellent and I had a Crabbies Ginger beer, and Gruner wine.

Genki Ya (organic sushi) on Harvard Ave in Brookline and Tavern on the Water (surprisingly good steak tips). Also went to Refuge, the place that replaced Allston Cafe... Good breakfast sandwiches and people watching.

Was hoping to get dim sum @ Winsor but >1hr wait; went to China Pearl instead. Not too bad

I went to a new Malden place on Pleasant St. called Fizz Ed'z. The burgers were delicious.

Saturday night at Hamersley's on the patio. Perfect weather, perfect food, perfect evening!

Posts from May 20, 2012:

Mary B. F.
Scargo Cafe on Cape Cod for Restaurant Week. Delicious!

Ken M.
Simon Pearce in Quechee VT and Harpoon in Windsor. Also Fire Stones in Quechee.

Ed S.
Champion's Pub in Peabody and Sofia's Italian Steak House in West Roxbury

Joel V.
Pizzeria Regina.. Yes, the hall of fame original in the North End

Steve W.
Bon Chon in Allston....KFC...Korean fried chicken...yum.

Michelle A. T.
Tresca - delicious anniversary dinner

Sam R.
Lone Star in Allston. Amazing.

Tracey C. P.
28 degrees in south end... Great drinks!

Dawn D.
Masona Grill in West Roxbury and Sullivans @ Castle Island, great food and prices, however, they need to come up with a better line system.

Jennifer P.
Maria's in Scituate! We also hit this very good Polish food truck in Taunton.

First Northeast location of Joe's Crab Shack in Methuen!

highland kitchen in somerville, dinner at the bar. deviled eggs, grilled chicken liver/bacon skewer and black bean burger

Tasos in Norwood! Great Greek food in huge portions. Had spinach pie, dolmas, & gyro plate. Thx for the rec!

Summer Shanty in Dennis, tiny clam shack, hidden behind a marina, great view, great food, best was clam chowder

Posts from May 13, 2012:

Doreen I. V.
Parkside and Tini, both in PVD.

Suzanne R. V.
Brazilian Steakhouse Woburn... Overpriced.
Plum Island Beachcoma in Newbury ...Awesome! Great laid back atmosphere and the food was excellent! Chicken wings were the perfect amount of crispy and the fish tacos were delicious! Definitely going back after a day at the beach!

Jeff M.
A perfect Sunday brunch with the Missus at Catalyst in Cambridge.

Greg G.
Yoma in Brighton for lunch today. As always, excellent. Harvard Gardens last night for a late supper.

Steve W.
Bon Chon in Allston....KFC...Korean fried chicken...yum.

Beckie H.
The prix fixe Mother's Day brunch at Flora in Arlington. Didn't feel worth $60/person - haphazard service, interesting food but not the spectacular I wanted for that price.

Beth S.
Teatro - Boston. Great menu. Reasonably priced. Boston was hopping with graduations and good weather Saturday night.

Mooo XV Beacon Decor (and location): four stars Food: three and half stars Service: three stars

Daddy's Beach Club in Hull. Really great super-thin New Haven style pizza. Decent tap list and a superb beach front perch.

cantina in north end and Brimfield flea market food trucks. That counts right?

I went to 2 fantastic ones. Dinner at Black Birch in Kittery. Sofra for lunch, red lentil kofte and choc hazelnut baklava.

Finally, Strip T's for lunch. Fantastic lamb shoulder sandwich & sweet potato wedges. Fried cauliflower s'wich was good too.

‏highland kitchen. Another amazing dinner. I can always count on them for consistent high quality with both service and food.

Posts from May 6, 2012:

Stephen C.
Celebrated Cino de Mayo at Ole in Inman Square and then La Verdad on Lansdowne St.

Linnea W.
papa's seafood in Alton, NH awesome!!!

Justin M. R.
Blue Paddle Bistro. South Hero vermont. A MUST TRY.

Motley Cook
Deuxave in Back Bay, perfect as always...

Rick F.
Blue-eyed Crab in Plymouth-very good

Rich D.
Van Shabu & Bar, in the Dot. Creative cocktails with our input and, great shabu, sushi and deep fried ice cream! Harp & Bard for very good fish & chips and cover singing.

Joan L.
Swanton Street Diner in Winchester, good place to eat and hang out. Four 66 in Danvers, excellent chicken kabob wrap.

Stephanie C.
ALL OF THEM. Ok, maybe not. But I went to the Greenway Food Truck Festival, and with help from my friends (lots of sharing!) hit Staff Meal, MeiMei Food Truck, The Cupcakory, Grilled Cheese Nation, Redbones, Roxy's, and the FroYo Truck. Oh, and my friend who eats lobster (I cannot) said that the slider at Lobstah Love was the best he has ever had in his life.

Dawn C. A.
Daikanyama in Lexington and Wagamama. Oh, and Lexington House of Pizza. Didn't cook much.

Linda H. M.
Cinco de Mayo at Taqueria Mexico in waltham ..Best little Mexican jewel around.

Lisa W.
Merengue - blue hill ave, was really good! La posada arlington heights also good!

Ernie C.
Oyster House in Dennis. Great food.

Red Lantern. It was awesome! Shanghai Sangria, and amazing food!

b.good for burgers, sweet potato fries, and toscanini milkshake! Yum!

we made the run up to Flo's today. Always perfect.

Dosa temple in Somerville. I liked it! I think it's one of the better Dosa places

Vee Vee in JP - was great - tasty scallops/tomato bulgur/crabmeat entree!

Took a trip back in time and went to Pleasant Cafe in Roslindale. Good pizza & onion rings but no free refills for soda FYI

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