Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Top 4 Oyster Bars in Boston near famed Boston Boutique Hotel

It is no secret that many people travel to Boston and New England to have some of the most fresh and tasty seafood known to man. Oysters, especially wild oysters, are an excellent source of minerals, including iron, zinc and selenium, which are often low in the modern diet. They are also an excellent source of Vitamin B12. Oysters are considered the healthiest when eaten raw on the half shell but can actually be eaten smoked, boiled, baked, fried, roasted, stewed, canned, pickled, steamed, broiled or used in a variety of drinks.

Bostonians are experts in the art of the Oyster and this tasty fruit of the sea can be found featured in many menus around town.

Union Oyster House is America's Oldest Restaurant established in 1826 and it is a designated National Historic Landmark. If lucky or persistent enough, you might even get to sit in the "Kennedy Booth". Not much is left to be said about Union Oyster House once you have dined there and had their Oyster Stew but "you have eaten a little bit of history".

Another classic take on the Oyster bar is done by B&G Oysters in the South End. The ideal spot for wine and oyster connoisseurs and amateurs alike. Only a few blocks away from our Boston Bed and Breakfast, offers an inviting patio, open kitchen kitchen and ample bar that is known to be enjoyed by local and tourists alike.

Island Creek Oyster Bar is the result of an innovative concept that encourages people to get to know from where what they eat and drink comes from. Their seafood and fish selection changes daily because it will depend on whats coming off the New England waters. It doesn't get much fresher than that.

In the North End, Neptune Oyster is a well known player in the seafood business. Risky enough to have paired up their surf and turf in a bun, the creators of the "Neptune Burger", have just made it work. This burger featuring fried oysters, is the perfect crossover meal for those with a little fear of the bivalve mollusk.

If you find it hard to decide on the best option for you, let us know during breakfast. While enjoying our expanded Continental breakfast we'll give you the best feedback on our top choices and we'll make sure you don't leave Boston without having dined a delicious selection of oysters.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Travel to Boston waterfront, where downtown and the ocean meet near Boston Bed and Breakfast

Boston Harbor is part of Massachusetts Bay, a body of water that extends from Gloucester to the north,
Marshfield to the south and Provincetown to the east. It is the oldest continuously operated port in the Western Hemisphere, itself is made up of three smaller bays, Dorchester Bay, Quincy Bay and Hingham Bay, containing 1,200 square miles of land. And on that land rest the most coveted waterfronts in New England, the most prime coastline in the Northeast for hundreds of years.

The Boston Harbor is also the home of many great dining spots in the city. Great food and great views... it doesn't get much better than that.
If your travel to Boston longs for views of the busy harbor, spectacular sunsets and the perfect balance of historic and modern, head to these great dining options only a few minutes away from our Boston Bed and Breakfast.

Strega - Located on Marina Park Drive in South Boston, Strega has established itself as a top eatery for everything italian. The Lobster Fra Diavlo is highly recommended.

Anthony's Pier4 Anthony's Pier 4 is a delectable historic landmark on the Waterfront. The best thing on the menu? The chance of bumping into a famous celebrity while browsing the extensive and exquisite wine list.

Scups in the Harbour Scups in the Harbour is a gem hidden just on the other side of the river opened by restaurant owners from Emma's Pizza in Cambridge. The name was given after the dog that decided to adopt them and it is located inside the Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina. It doesn't get much closer to the waterfront!

Tia's Tia's Restaurant and Bar on the waterfront is adjacent to Christopher Columbus Park which is part of the Boston Harbor Walk. Their seafood choices are endless and their Clam chowder is one to beat in New England.

 If at the end of the day you can fit a few more sights and sound of Boston, get ready for a beautiful sunset on our roof top deck. After long days of tours and sighnseeing, recharge and unwind just a few steps from your Boston Bed and Breakfast guest room on our deck. Not a day will go by that the view wont take your breath away.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Eating al Fresco in the South End When You Travel to Boston

Sunny days and warmth are great signs the summer is very close. Here, "The Perfect Summer Day" is a recurring phenomenon that lasts well into the fall and leaves us all wanting to spend more time under the rays and enjoying the constant soft sea breeze from the ocean. In Boston we take the summer time very seriously, and because everyone should receive a fair share of sun and great meals, restaurants around the city are making sure we all get a good chance to enjoy beautiful summer days in the city.

As the month of June rolls in, patios at local restaurants are becoming a more permanent staple extending into the sidewalks and embracing neighbors and tourists with invitations of relaxation and great dining that are hard to turn down. Here are some recommendations for the coveted patio seating spots around the City. Try some or try them all, summer is just starting.

In the South End of Boston Picco Restaurant (Pizza and Ice Cream Company) Casual and well loved, Picco on Tremont Street is only a few blocks away from our Boston Bed and Breakfast and will satisfy palates of all ages... even the most picky eaters. This is a great choice before catching a show at the BCA or heading for a walk to the Boston Common.
Stephi's on Tremont is a great choice for diners looking to blend in amongst the locals and do some of the best people watching in the South End of Boston. Stephi's features one of the most talked about brunches in the City, served on weekends only.
Tico, located in the Back Bay, is only a short walk away from our Luxury Boutique Hotel and a favorite of those who love the heat. Seating on the patio is just another perk at this restaurant that has started its own Tequila Club.
A gentle giant of the dinning world in Boston is Petit Robert. Its only a 3 minute walk from Clarendon Square and only steps from busy downtown. Great for those looking for a more quiet sit down meal without leaving the comforts of the South End. A great choice for those guests who can't go too far for a meal after a long walking historical tour of the city.
During the summer time at Beehive, it is highly likely that you will catch a great concert while dining outside since it is so close to the BCA plaza. A great spot to make a pit stop while hoping around the neighborhood.

Flour Bakery on Washington Street has a cozy patio that is very inviting for a lunch date or a coffee break. Cool down with a cold drink and take some pastries and baked goods to share with your loved ones on a picnic.

Better yet, bring them with you back to Clarendon Square Boston Bed and Breakfast. Your enjoyment of the sights, sounds and flavors of Boston don't have to end there. Our large private patio is comfortably furnished and decorated and it is the perfect spot to mingle with your hosts and our other guests.