Restaraunt in Boston with a view

Sep 26th, 2009, 05:07 AM
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Restaraunt in Boston with a view

We are going to Boston next weekend and would love to eat somewhere overlooking the city. Does anyone have any suggestions? We used to eat at 60 State St. but I understand that's private parties only. The only other place I am aware of is Top of the Hub. Thank you!
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Sep 26th, 2009, 06:34 AM
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If you're thinking of a place from a high-rise for a view, I think Top of the Hub is your only option.

But if you want a harbor view, there are plenty of places you can go; but of course these are better to go during daylight hours. There's a restaurant @ Rowes Wharf, also a bunch of places along Long Wharf, such as the Chart House.
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Sep 26th, 2009, 06:47 AM
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BTW, I'd much rather eat at a place with great food & service but no view, than a place with a great view but mediocre (if not expensive) food & service!
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Sep 26th, 2009, 07:28 AM
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http://bleacherbarboston.com/flash/

http://www.tavernonthewater.com/ambiance.htm

I would eat at either though

Perhaps a sunset cocktail at the Top of the Hub before retiring to another establishment.
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Sep 26th, 2009, 09:30 AM
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would NOT eat at either though
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Sep 26th, 2009, 01:17 PM
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Top of the Hub is the only place I can think of where you look out over of the city. Its been awhile since I've been there, but it was very good.

Also been to tavern on the water. Cannot recommend it for food, but the nighttime view of the lights, harbor, boats was worth the stop.

The Boston Harbor Hotel is stunning. Have only had drinks there; they have the best Tanquery and tonic; fantastic service. View of the harbor is stunning. Might be worthwhile to check out one of their restaurants. One of these days, when I go somewhere other than the North End, I will venture over that way. Enjoy your trip.
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Sep 27th, 2009, 07:46 AM
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Good advice above. In general, when it comes to Boston restaurants, you can get worthy views or great food, but rarely both. Meritage, in the Boston Harbor Hotel, is about the only place I can think of locally with a view (here, it's of the water) where the food's decent -- but at the prices they charge, it had better be, and dress up a bit if you go.
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Sep 27th, 2009, 02:37 PM
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Meritage has wonderful food and you can trim the expense by ordering small plates. The view evaporates once it gets dark though, so get there while it still light if you want to see anything. Not the city view you are requesting, but a view nonetheless.
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Sep 28th, 2009, 05:47 AM
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Thank you for all your help.
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Sep 28th, 2009, 02:03 PM
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The best view of Boston from a restaurant is from the Hyatt at the airport. The water taxi stops outside, and the view is unbelievable. The food is good (in my experience, not guaranteed) for hotel food, and the view of the skyline could not be better.
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Sep 28th, 2009, 02:45 PM
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cool idea!
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Sep 29th, 2009, 12:34 PM
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Thats a great idea. Thank you everyone! We leave in the morning. I am so excited!
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