Share your restaurant to-do list (Boston)

I have a list on my phone that I try and remember to add new places to. With a small budget and not being a very frequent diner-out, I am ashamed to admit that several establishments never made it off my list prior to closing. (I’m looking at you, Playska!). My own list is focused on the Somerville/Cambridge area but there’s so much ground to cover, I thought it might be fun to share.

Yume Wakatore (it’s never the right time to stand in line with two hungry Sprouts)
Journeyman
Cafe Art Science
Row 34
Loyal Nine for dinner (have done lunch and coffee)
Juliet (just had an excellent scone, want to go back for a meal)
That new hot pot place in Davis Square that was briefly a fro-yo shop

1 Like

Spoke
Istanbu’lu
Dosa n’ Curry (I haven’t had good dosas in too long)
State Park
Mamaleh’s (when it opens)
Journeyman (when they start their new wood-fired oven thing)
Juliet

Little Big Diner
Sarma (thanks to smtucker’s recent post!)
Moody’s Backroom

i don’t get to town nearly often enough, but i still have a list!

Saloniki Greek
Double Chin
Little Big Diner
Shaanxi Gourmet

Island Creek Oyster Bar
Neptune Oyster
Yume Wo Katare
Little Q Hot Pot
Moulton’s Surf and Turf in Medford
Casa B
Red Bird - I’ve failed on a Monday three times
Bronwyn
Asta
Row 34

Oh good lord my list is pages long. I’ve stopped asking for general recommendations because it will take me years to get through what I already have.

That said - Red Bird is in my hood so if you go, report back. It is definitely still on the Moody Street list for me - been working my way down the street just haven’t made it there yet.

1 Like

Select oyster bar
Carl Dooley’s restaurant Table
Juliet
Tasting counter

Thimes – we live in Waltham and have been to Red Bird several times. Very solid food. We find the wine list lacking. Solid cocktails for the most part.

2 Likes

My list is pretty short but I’ll see if I can’t crib some from all of yours.

To Do
Man-O-Salwa
Sugidama
Smoke Shop (if it ever opens)
Rino’s

To Re-Do soon
Tasting Counter (only been 1x)
Moodys
Cafe Sushi (overdue for abother omakase)

Shepard
Giulia
Select Oyster
Moody’s
Shaanxi Gourmet
Gaga Seafood
Holly Crab
Kimchi Kitchen
Uni
Man-O-Salwa
Spoke

Great- have added several to my list from y’alls lists…

I can wholeheartedly vouch for the excellence of both Sarma and Spoke on multiple visits, so for anyone with those on your lists, move 'em up.

Giulia, Moody’s, Spoke, Loyal 9, La Brasa, Saloniki

Cafe Art Science
Shepard
Asta
La Brasa
Giula
Viale
Coppa
Menton
Bondir
Yvonne’s
Tasting Counter
Rinos
Moody’s
Shaking Crab
Gene’s Flatbread

“Food is a pretty good prism through which to view humanity.”

― Jonathan Gold