Sunday, March 13, 2011

Both Sides of the River

I hope everyone is having a great weekend. It's been nice weather in Boston so I have no complaints :) This weekend has involved...


Some brotherly margarita drinking. Poor Eric, I need to post a picture of him lifting twice my body weight to make up for the pink girly drinks and Lady in the Tramp margarita style I've been up to lately.

Also, the snow melted enough that Eric and I could check out our favorite walk/run trail. The res has been frozen over for months and look, it's starting to melt, wahoo!


Today I have a couple of Boston/Boston area restaurant recommendations for you guys. Even if you don't live here, you are obviously going to come visit so you need to know about the best places to eat.

A couple of weeks ago, right after we got back from Arizona, Eric and I went into Boston with my parents to go to dinner at a restaurant called Oishii. Eric and I love Japanese food so we had been wanting to try Oishii for awhile. We sat at a high table in the bar area, which I think may have been more spacious than tables in the main restaurant area which looked pretty tight.

There was a cool view of the restaurant entrance from the bar area...


The food was delicious too...


(shrimp dumplings)


(lobster sushi)


(sweet potato tempura sushi)

My parents got a delicious cod appetizer that I am definitely going to get next time I go so stay tuned for pictures of that.

Oh and since my mom thinks I have to try out the restrooms everywhere I go, I thought I'd mention that the bathroom was beautiful...


Good times at Oishii... definitely try it if you are in Boston. It's not cheap though, just so you know.


The other restaurant recommendation I have for you is Dante. Dante is an Italian restaurant, that is actually in Cambridge. However, the view of Boston is so nice from your table, it's actually better.


Dante has a ton of great things about it. First of all, the bar area is awesome (although you can't see the view of Boston from there, you need to be in the main restaurant I think). They have lots of fun different cocktail choices and a good wine list (not that I am really an expert on wine lists, but I like the wine anyway). Also, the food is amazing and right now they have Restaurant Week specials going on.


It's location is probably less than 10 minutes from Downtown Boston and there is parking inside the Royal Sonesta Hotel or across the street in CambridgeSide Galleria. I have also heard good things about the other restaurant/bar in this hotel called Art Bar, but haven't been there myself.

What's your top priority when you look for a restaurant? Great food? Great service? Location? Maybe all 3 :)


  1. Oh yum! That Japanese restaurant looks awesome! As done the Italian place, but I usually avoid Italian restaurants since they tend to have very limited GF options. :(

    My priority is food first, service 2nd, and location 3rd. But hopefully the place has all 3. :)

    We just had restaurant week at he end of Feb/early Mar. I had never gone out to eat that week, but this year I did and we went to a French restaurant which was awesome! :)

  2. My priority is food, for sure!! I love Italian food, so that pasta looks delish!

  3. I look for good food, but I also look for a fair price. :-)

  4. GREAT FOOD! I pay to go out to eat delicious food so I'm always disappointed when we spend a lot of money on a so-so meal.

    Your weekends always look so busy and fun! :)

  5. Looks like you two had a fun (girly-drink filled) weekend!! Wow, the food all sounds amazing. I definitely think good food is at the top of my list when choosing a restaurant. For Nick, it's good service (I guess that's typical of food service managers!!).

  6. That picture of Eric and his brother? Priceless.

  7. Thanks for the recommendations! I'll actually be in Cambridge on the 25th for work, so I'm going to look into Dante! Wooohoo! :)

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