Loved by Bostonians: Saltie Girl
Surrounded on all three sides by water, Boston is one of the best cities in the Northeast for fresh seafood. This week, Marina Aslanidou, General Manager of The Whitney Hotel, recommends one of her favorite places to eat in nearby Back Bay: Saltie Girl.
Why visit Saltie Girl? Marina says it’s “hands down the best lobster roll in town. Yes — even better than Neptune Oyster.” The charming raw bar, which serves one of the largest selections of tinned seafood in New England, doesn’t take reservations — so expect a wait. But, as Marina assures us, “it’s definitely worth it.”
What to Order
On Marina’s recommendation, order “the Gloucester Lobster Roll, which is served whichever way you like it: warm with butter, or cold with aioli.” What are some of her other favorites? “The Ahi Tuna, prepared with soy and caviar. And, of course, the Saltie Girl seafood towers, which range in size from the Petite (six oysters) to the Royale (18 oysters).” To turn this meal into the perfect brunch, just “pair these dishes with a glass of rosé. Or order the Bloody Mary, which is served with — you guessed it — an oyster.”
“Arrive by 11am to ensure you get a table. Saltie Girl opens at 11:30am, and people are already lined up outside.” Feeling like a sweet bite after to counter a salty brunch? “Indulge in the softest cupcake from Georgetown Cupcakes,” recommends Marina, “just a few blocks down on Newbury Street. They make them gluten free, too.”
Marina is the General Manager at The Whitney Hotel. She’s lived in Boston for eight months, but has been visiting for eight years, since she lived nearby in Newport, Massachusetts. She’s always on the hunt for the perfect lobster.
All photos courtesy of Saltie Girl.