Boston Journals

Boston Getaway II

A July 2009 trip to Boston by Conn1

Quote: Shopping and dining at its best

Attractions

Samuel Adams Brewery Tour

Attraction | "Not Worth A Trip"

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It was a mediocre tour with not so knowledgeable tour guides. Although the collection of memorabilia are pretty impressive. It isn't a true factory tour. They don't make the beer there and even worse the location is horrible. It is in a rundown area that smells like garbage. The building complex is the original factory but as bought out by other companies recently. Trust me and do not go here!

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 20, 2010

Samuel Adams Brewery Tour
30 Germania Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02130
(617) 368-5256

Dining

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse

Restaurant | "Living up to Its Name"

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Fleming's is a well known restuarant chain in the US. Being that all of its locations have received Wine Spectator awards I was expecting great things. I went to my table and noticed a stain on the carpet which was giving a strong pungent odor. I couldn't take it and changed tables. That was my first turn-off. Our waiter then brought out the variety of breads and butters. They were absolutely luscious. I ordered the Petite Filet with onion rings and french fries. Let's start with the steak, a overall great cut of meat cooked to perfection. Seasoned perfectly and cuts like butter. The onion rings were over cooked and tasted more like "chips". They were so so. The french fries were cooked very ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 20, 2010

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse
217 Stuart Street
Boston, Massachusetts
(617) 292-0808

Atlantic Fish Company

Restaurant | "Fresh From the Ocean"

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When you walk in expect the best. Nice decor with friendly servers. Bread is super tasty. Portions are generous. I ordered the Captain's Platter which is fried cod, shrimp, calamari, and clams served with French fries, cole slaw and tarter sauce. It is a feast fit for a king. Perfectly cooked, not greasy. The freshest seafood I have ever eaten. My sister had the lemon sole baked with garlic bread crumbs. It was so light and flaky and comes with two sides. She had the potatoes au gratin with seasonal vegetables. The potatoes were soft and cheesy while the vegetables were soft and flavorful. You must save room for dessert. The key-lime pie is without-a-doubt the best I've ever eaten. No tr...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 20, 2010

Atlantic Fish Company
761 Boylston St
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
+1 617 267 4000

Shopping

Shops at Prudential Center

Attraction | "Shoppers Paradise"

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This is New England's premeir shopping destination. With more than 75 stores and restaurants it has something for everyone. Disregard the amount of stores. This mall is huge. It is a one level arcade style mall. It's connected to the Copley place mall and 3 hotels making it a prime location. This is the heart of boston. It is near major shops, attractions, and restaurants. The mall's shops are mostly not your average shops you find at your Westfield mall. The shops offer premium quality items such as Lacoste and Saks Off 5th Avenue. Also this mall has a world class spa which is located in the mall at the Mandarin Oriental. It is rated the best spa in Boston and trust me it is. It is a bit pr...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 20, 2010

Shops at Prudential Center
800 Boylston St
Boston, Massachusetts 02199
+1 800 746 7778