Topic Wiki

Kashrus
Henche's comments do not imply anything about kashrus status.  Boston is out of town.

Minyanim
This link has all the minyanim, except the downtown mincha. http://yibrookline.org/wp/community-minyanim/

RESTAURANTS

Name                            Phone                   Address                             Price   Dairy/Meat/Parve             TR/Not To Be Missed                                                                                                             Hashgacha
Cafe Eilat617-277-7770406 Harvard St, Brookline$$$D   Pizza$30 pizza pie; "Infernal Pizza" KVH
Cold Press617-487-8948 326 Harvard St, Brookline $$$Hippies, paninis, saladsKVH
JP Licks
Kupels617-566-9528 421 Harvard St, Brookline $$$P   Bakery KVH
Milk Street617-542-3663 50 Milk St, Boston $$$Hot Pastrami Sandwich on Ciabbata
Ramiís617-738-3577 324 Harvard St, Brookline $$$M   IsraeliWish this place could be in NY KVH
Rosenfeldís Bagels617-527-8080 1280 Centre St, Newton $$$DCLOSED MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS KVH
Kosher Wok (formerly Ta'am China617-264-7274 423 Harvard St, Brookline $$$M   Chinesezow: "very good food; service sometimes poor; pu pu platter 7/10; General Gao Chicken 9/10.
Emkay
Rabbi Hammoui

Link to google map of all ostensibly kosher food in Massachusetts (check individual hashgachos-includes some non orthodox ones) https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=15qRYeWPCbqv6BkdeObFYiuRXOsSfgW18&ll=42.126221574551906%2C-71.26360220425265&z=7

TR's
Hvaces42, jj1000, skyguy918, Dan, Dan, JayR, zow, zow, Davidmal, SrulyP
CGR



Places to stay

Henche
Impossible

A complete map of shuls, eruvin, mikva'os, food, and hotels (near shuls) in the greater Boston area (and beyond)
« Last edited by henche on August 06, 2021, 07:57:01 AM »

Author Topic: Boston Master Thread  (Read 146323 times)

Offline MEIR613

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Aug 2012
  • Posts: 4854
  • Total likes: 5
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 7
    • View Profile
Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #40 on: March 20, 2013, 08:58:01 PM »
I posted this in the SPG cash and points thread, but figured this would be a more appropriate place for it.

I have The Westin Copley Boston for march 27 and 28 booked with cash and points before the changes.

If anyone is interested, pm me. 

Offline YankyDoodle

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Gold Elite
  • ******
  • Join Date: Mar 2011
  • Posts: 800
  • Total likes: 43
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 6
    • View Profile
Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #41 on: May 27, 2013, 08:08:51 PM »
I'm stopping over in BOS for 5 hours. Trying to decide if it's worth going into the city for food/activities. Which (if any) restaurants deliver? Any quick activity that's worth hitting up? Thanks!

Online jj1000

  • Administrator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: Jun 2008
  • Posts: 12356
  • Total likes: 3470
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 8016
    • View Profile
  • Location: The value of a forum such as this one is not in that one can post a question and receive an answer, but in that the question has most likely been asked before, and the answer is available to him that will but only use the search function.
  • Programs: 1. Search on google. 2. Search in the right board of DDF with a general word or two. 3. Read the wiki. 4. Read the thread. 5. Ask away.
Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #42 on: May 27, 2013, 08:15:38 PM »
I'm stopping over in BOS for 5 hours. Trying to decide if it's worth going into the city for food/activities. Which (if any) restaurants deliver? Any quick activity that's worth hitting up? Thanks!
Sure is, freedom trail and Sam Adams brewery are both under 20 minutes from the airport.
See my 5 step program to your left <--

(Real signature under my location)

Online moko

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Posts: 3673
  • Total likes: 614
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
  • Location: BOS
Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #43 on: July 02, 2013, 11:01:35 PM »
I'm planning a 2 day trip to Boston.
1. What are my best SPG hotels?  (the Liberty-which seems to be the best is booked  :( )
2. Where to leave my car? From reading Dan's TR it seems that all food is a drive into the Brookline community. Am I better off leaving my car downtown and taking the light rail?


Offline Dave321

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Gold Elite
  • ******
  • Join Date: May 2013
  • Posts: 925
  • Total likes: 42
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
  • Location: brooklyn
Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #44 on: July 02, 2013, 11:08:29 PM »
I am heading into Boston for the weekend. Any fun things to do for adults on Sunday and Monday?

thanks

Online moko

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Posts: 3673
  • Total likes: 614
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
  • Location: BOS
Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #45 on: July 02, 2013, 11:16:14 PM »
I am heading into Boston for the weekend. Any fun things to do for adults on Sunday and Monday?

thanks
read Dan's amazing "Boston in 48 hrs" TR

Offline dd321

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Apr 2011
  • Posts: 1354
  • Total likes: 2
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
Boston Master Thread
« Reply #46 on: July 02, 2013, 11:38:37 PM »
I'm planning a 2 day trip to Boston.
1. What are my best SPG hotels?  (the Liberty-which seems to be the best is booked  :( )
2. Where to leave my car? From reading Dan's TR it seems that all food is a drive into the Brookline community. Am I better off leaving my car downtown and taking the light rail?
no, plenty of parking by food. I think there's a nice Westin downtown, try to hit up the basketball hall of fame on way there or back, very cool

Offline Baruch

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jan 2013
  • Posts: 2656
  • Total likes: 259
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #47 on: July 03, 2013, 12:26:08 AM »
I am heading into Boston for the weekend. Any fun things to do for adults on Sunday and Monday?

thanks
If by adults, you mean a couple, Boston Common is a gorgeous park.

Online moko

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Posts: 3673
  • Total likes: 614
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
  • Location: BOS
Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #48 on: July 03, 2013, 07:56:26 AM »
It seems that I am left with a choice between the W & Sheraton Boston. Or 1 night at  those  and one night at The Liberty- is the Liberty worth switching to mid trip?
Also, between the W & Sheraton, what's better?

Offline dd321

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Apr 2011
  • Posts: 1354
  • Total likes: 2
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #49 on: July 03, 2013, 08:26:21 AM »

It seems that I am left with a choice between the W & Sheraton Boston. Or 1 night at  those  and one night at The Liberty- is the Liberty worth switching to mid trip?
Also, between the W & Sheraton, what's better?
which Sheraton in boston? I stayed in one , horrible , stay away.

Online moko

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Posts: 3673
  • Total likes: 614
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
  • Location: BOS
Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #50 on: July 03, 2013, 12:02:38 PM »
which Sheraton in boston? I stayed in one , horrible , stay away.
there's only one Sheraton in Boston proper-downtown.
Can you explain what was horrible about your stay?

Offline dd321

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Apr 2011
  • Posts: 1354
  • Total likes: 2
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #51 on: July 03, 2013, 01:50:09 PM »
there's only one Sheraton in Boston proper-downtown.
Can you explain what was horrible about your stay?
i stayed here
bathroom was nasty, bedsheets were all full of "static" everytime i moved i got like a "shock"

Offline Ryan

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jun 2010
  • Posts: 145
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #52 on: July 04, 2013, 10:11:18 PM »
Any recommendations between some of Boston's top SPG properties - the Westin Copley, the W Boston and The Liberty Hotel?

Online moko

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Posts: 3673
  • Total likes: 614
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
  • Location: BOS
Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #53 on: July 05, 2013, 12:47:12 AM »
Any recommendations between some of Boston's top SPG properties - the Westin Copley, the W Boston and The Liberty Hotel?
The Liberty deff. seems nicest based on tripadvisor. I just snagged 2 free nights  there for 24k, though I also have the Westin Copely and W booked.

Offline Ryan

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jun 2010
  • Posts: 145
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #54 on: July 05, 2013, 10:06:41 AM »
The Liberty does look the nicest - but any insight into the best location between the three for typical Boston tourism sights?

Online moko

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Posts: 3673
  • Total likes: 614
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
  • Location: BOS
Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #55 on: July 05, 2013, 12:38:52 PM »
The Liberty does look the nicest - but any insight into the best location between the three for typical Boston tourism sights?
based on g-maps The Liberty seems to be the best for that too. Seems to be walking distance to a the navy yard science museum
and all downtown attractions. 

Offline Ergel

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jun 2010
  • Posts: 12842
  • Total likes: 894
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 3
    • View Profile
Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #56 on: July 05, 2013, 12:44:35 PM »
based on g-maps The Liberty seems to be the best for that too. Seems to be walking distance to a the navy yard science museum
and all downtown attractions. 
Definitely a nice location (although in the heat it may be a little far to walk, but definitely closer than the other ones
Life isn't about checking the boxes. Nobody cares.

Offline Ryan

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jun 2010
  • Posts: 145
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #57 on: July 05, 2013, 02:52:20 PM »
Thanks guys! Every Boston tourism site I was reading was raving about being near Copley Square. From looking around Google maps, I wasn't buying it.

Offline Dan

  • Administrator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime 50K Diamond Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 63089
  • Total likes: 10562
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 16442
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: CLE
  • Programs: UA Global Services, AA Lifetime Plat, DL Dirt, SPG Plat, Hyatt Diamond, Fairmont Lifetime Plat, Hilton Diamond, Priority Club Plat, Avis Chairman, National EE, Hertz PC
Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #58 on: July 05, 2013, 03:22:54 PM »
Every Boston tourism site I was reading was raving about being near Copley Square.
For good reason, they're right.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

Offline henche

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: May 2011
  • Posts: 3904
  • Total likes: 440
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #59 on: July 05, 2013, 03:28:17 PM »
Unfortunately, the best part of Boston no longer exists. The Harpoon people used to have a free beer "tasting" where you basically came and drank beer. A lot of beer. And it was the good expensive lines also.
But now they got too popular, so there's a tour which costs 5 dollars you have to go on, and then you don't get nearly as much beer.

Sam Adams also has a tour for 2 dollars, and you drink a couple beers, but not the cool ones.