Monday, July 8, 2013

Seafood in Boston

Union Oyster House
Located on the Freedom Trail in the heart of Boston at 41 Union Street, its walking distance from the nostalgic Quincy Market, which happens to be a food court haven. The decor of this restaurant varies with one room dimly lit having mystery and drama, to another flooded with daylight, oil paintings and old fashioned light fixtures. I enjoyed this atmospheric diversity as one can choose the setting of their meal based on their state of mind. Since I was there for lunch and feeling airy i chose to sit in the sunlit room. With the reputation of being the oldest seafood restaurant in the country, est. in 1826, this place had a lot to live up to in terms of quality. I was disappointed by the corn bread and butter served before the meal. The bread was fresh but lacked flavor. However the main dish was to die for. The seafood was cooked to perfection, especially the scallops were just divine. The sauce was rich and creamy, one could easily tell the chef didn't hold back on butter and cream, because the feeling of being full comes after just a few bites. After such a heavy lunch green tea becomes almost a necessity. Overall i would give this place seven out of ten for food and six out of ten for atmosphere, which means i will definitely be coming back.

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