Have an industry event at One Federal and need a place to go for a drink and a bite with another attendee afterward. I have a feeling there will be lots of others doing the same so something a bit off the beaten path would be best (e.g., I bet No 9 Park will be jammed with attendees). Thanks for any suggestions!
I still like Silvertone after all these years
Good point, so do I, and it is indeed a bit off the beaten path.
Trade is about 5 minutes walk
Silvertone is a dump. Not a place to have a work meal. I stayed at the Kimpton Nine Zero a few times when I visit the area monthly. Look at Pabu, Marliave, haley.henry. I disliked my meal at the bar of No. 9 Park.
As it turns out, my DCs were more interested in eating near their hotel (Fairmont Copley) than near the event downtown so the four of us ended up at Mooncusser Fish House. I was pleased to go as I had not been and there is no particular reason I will ever be over there looking for a place to eat. We were seated in the 3rd floor dining room which was very attractive. The menu was interesting but since I cannot eat shellfish or cephalopods it was fairly limited. I had an excellent romaine and radicchio salad with fennel, lots of boquerones, tiny very crispy croutons and shaved parmesan. My DCs all had shellfish starters then they all got the tagliatelle with lobster, favas, peas, asparagus, leeks and mushrooms which looked and smelled absolutely divine and which they loved. I got seared tuna with asparagus, green garlic, gigante beans, sorrel, olives, and hollandaise which was very good. Service was nice. We were unfortunately seated next to a large extremely loud group which made it hard to hear each other but apart from that had a very enjoyable meal.
Awww…I have a big time soft spot for Silvertone. One of the first “adult/under-the-radar” places I remember going to in “the big city.” My most recent workplace is located basically upstairs from it and it was used quite heavily by some colleagues as a second office.
I have been curious about Mooncusser Fish House @GretchenS. Been to its sister restaurant a few times, 80 Thoreau in Concord, and I appreciated the great care taken with the food.
Thank you for reporting on your visit!
It’s been a long time since I’ve worked in downtown crossing, but Silvertone used to be a workplace favorite for lunch or after work place with my colleagues. I’m surprised, and sad, to hear that this has not kept up it’s ambience . Used to be a fun place to grab comfort food.
Some of us think it still is!
Oh it’s fine. (I should have said ‘dive’ not ‘dump’. The OP asked about alternatives to No 9 Park. Silvertone - at least to me - is not in that category. It’s a place to grab some drinks after work and eat bar food. Don’t get me wrong, I certainly appreciate it for what it is. I ordered Buffalo wings to go and while waiting did a shot of tequila!
@TheGforceNY That statement alone got you off my $#!t list. I’m sure you are relieved to hear that and can now resume your daily life!
Seriously, though, I always enjoy your Boston reports. It’s great to get fresh eyes (tongues?) on places, especially from repeat visitors who care about eating well and have a good time trying.
I do not think it means what you think it means.
These are about right, especially: " It may also refer to a neighborhood bar where local residents gather to drink and socialize."