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This East Boston restaurant evokes the feel of a lux European sailboat on the water

September 9, 2019


THE HARBOR. — AND FILL UP O THE OTHER SIDE
OF THE HARBOR. THEY LIKE TO OPEN RESTAURANTS
WITH DAZZLING WATERFRONT THIS
DOES. — VISTAS. NOW, THEIR LATEST IS MAKING A
BOLD STATEMENT THAT EAST
BOSTON’S RENAISSANCE IS IN FULL
BLOOM.>>IT IS GREAT TO BE A
FIRST-TIME DINER
YOU ARE NOT EXPECTING WHAT IS IN
STORE FOR YOU. YOU COME HERE AND WE ARE REALLY
GIVING IT TO YOU. EXCELLENT BAR PROGRAM, THE
PATIO, THE VIEW. ANTHONY: WHETHER YOU GET HERE BY
— REALHOUSE REWARDS DINERS WITH
STUNNING PANORAMAS OF THE
SKYLINE. THE EATERY IS SLEEK AND SPLASHY,
DESIGNED TO EVOKE THE FEEL OF A
EUROPEAN SAILBOAT.>>THE INSPIRATION WERE THESE
OLDER BOATS. WE TOOK THAT BOAT AND TRIED TO
USE SOME OF THOSE MATERIALS IN
THE SEATING, THE WOODWORK. YOU CAN SEE THE STAINLESS STEEL
REVEALS THAT MAKE YOU FEEL ON A
YACHT. ANTHONY: THE COWNER SAYS
EVERYTHING IS OCEAN THEMED. FROM THE BREEZY CARIBBEAN
COCKTAILS, THE GLOBALLY
INSPIRED CUISINE TO DESCRIBE AS
MIAMI BEACH MEETS NANTUCKET. THE CHEF SAYS HIS VENUE IS
DESIGNED TO ENCOURAGE SHARING,
WITH LOTS OF SMALL PLATES FOR
PASSING. THEN THERE ARE FEASTS FOR ONE
THAT SCREAM, THIS IS A MINE,
LIKE THE NEW ENGLAND CLAMBAKE.>>IT HAS ALL THE GREAT NEW
ENGLAND INGREDIENTS. NICE LOBSTER BROTH. IT IS ALL DONE IN ONE POT. ANTHON ULTIMATELY THE REAL
STAR IS THE EVER-CHANGING
SEASCAPE OF BOSTON HARBOR AND
THE SKYLINE.>>MY TAKE IS WE NEEDED TO BUILD
SOMETHING THAT RIVALED THE
AMAZING VIEW THAT IS HERE. I THINK THE TEAM DID AN AMAZING
JOB WITH THE SPACE AND A CORE. — AND DECOR. THE FOOD HOPEFULLY COMPLEMENTS
THOSE THINGS. ANTHONY: FOR MORE THAN S
DECADES, THIS SMALL CHAPEL WAS A
MODEST OUTPOST IN THE OTHERWISE
BARREN LANDSCAPE OF WHAT WE NOW
KNOW AS THE SEAPORT DISTRICT. A PLACE FOR FISHERMEN AND
DOCKWORKERS TO WORSHIP AND PRAY
FOR JUST THAT, GOOD VOYAGE, SAFE
TRAVEL, A BOUNTIFUL CATCH.>>I REMEMBER AS A CHILD COMING
DOWN HERE, THERE WERE A COUPLE
RESTAURANT
OTHER THAN THAT IT WAS EMPTY
BUILDINGS AND RATS AND EMPTY
PIERS. ANTHONY: THAT HAS TRAINED
DRAMATICALLY. — CHANGED GERMANIC LAT
–>>THEY APPROACHED THE CARDINAL
AND HAD A CONVERSATION ABOUT
TAKING A SPOT AND GIVING US THIS
NEW PIECE OF LAND, THE GATEWAY
TO THE SEAPORT. WE CANNOT ASK FOR A BETTER
LOCATION. ANTHONY: HE AGRE TO BUILD THE
SHELL OF A NEW CHAPEL. IF THE ARCHDIOCESE WOULD FINISH
THE INTERIOR. THE RESULT IS THIS BEAUTIFUL NEW
HOME FOR OUR LADY OF GOOD
VOYAGE. WE ARE HOPING THIS COULD BE A
QUIET PLACE IN THE MIDST OF A
SEA OF STORMS OF LIFE. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE CATHOLIC
TO COME HERE. JUST COME IN AND SIT AND TALK TO
WHOEVER YOUR GOD IS AND QUIET
DOWN AND KNOW THAT YOU ARE CARED
FOR AND LOVED. SHAYNA BACK TO REAL HOUSE, AS
YOU MENTIONED, A GREAT WAY TO
GET THERE IS BY WATER TAXI. ANTHONY: A LOT OF PEOPLE DO NOT
KNOW HOW TO DO IT. YOU JUST MAKE A TELEPHONE CALL,
TELL THEM YOU WANT A WATER TAXI. THERE ARE DESIGNATED SPOTS AND
IT WILL TAKE YOU WHEREVER YOU
WANT. THEY ALSO HAVE THEIR OWN SHUTTLE
THAT GOES FROM THEIR PROPERTY
OVER TO PIER 6 IN CHARLESTOWN. THAT IS FUN. A LOT OF DIFFERENT WAYS TO GET
THERE. SHAYNA: SOUNDS A GOOD NIGHT OUT. THESE VETERANS ARE FISHING
TOGETHER, BUT IT IS NOT ABOUT
WHAT THEY CATCH.>>IT IS THE FELLOWSHI
IT IS GETTING TO WORK WITH EACH
OTHER.

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