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My wife and I will be traveling to Boston towards the end of this month and would love some wine-friendly restaurant suggestions that won't break the bank.

And, while you're at it, perhaps some hotel or B&B suggestions in the Boston area too would be great.


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We love Olives -- the original by Todd English. We've eaten at some of the "new" branches and none compare. No reservations policy though, so expect a bit of a wait, esp. if you go on a weekend night.

Unfortunately, I do not recall the wine list, but the one in Las Vegas was decent. I can't imagine that Boston's would be much different.
The reply to just go to the Northend and pick out any place is ridiculous. There are a lot of great restaurants and a lot of dogs in the Northend of Boston. If you want a place with great food and a wine list to match you should try Prezza. It isn't inexpensive, but it is very good with a wine list that is unmatched in the Northend. You can see the menu and wine list at My wife and I just recently ate at the Top of the Hub on the 52nd floor of the Prudential Center, and while I am generally wary of these types of restaurants, the food, service and wine selection were all first rate and the view can't be beat. Good Luck.
Boston is a terrific food city, one of the best in the country, per capita. Here's a few, all with excellent wine selections and all without crossing the Charles into Cambridge: Radius, Anago, Azure, Hamersley's Bistro, Blu, Bomboa, Mistral, Clio, Mantra, The Federalist, No. 9 Park, Excelsior, Icarus, Troquet,, , Prezza, Spire, Bricco, Sel de la Terre, and the grand-daddies of them all, L'Espalier and Locke-Ober (in its new incarnation under Lydia Shire).

As for hotels, I suggest one of the small "boutique" hotels, such as Nine Zero, Fifteen Beacon, Charles Street Inn, the Eliot or the Lenox.

Have a great trip. If you don't like the weather, just wait a minute or two.

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