Enjoy Boston’s best restaurants, sorted alphabetically and by neighborhood. Prices reflect average cost of a three-course dinner for one, excluding drinks, tax and tip. Note: Menus change frequently and seasonally, so not all items mentioned may be availa
Abe & Louie’s A classic American steakhouse, this elegant Back Bay eatery complements its prime Delmonicos and New York Strips with an extensive wine list. Insider tip: If there’s one must-order, it’s Abe & Louie’s signature side of fresh creamed corn with bacon. 793 Boylston St., 617.536.6300, abeandlouies.com Alden & Harlow Alden & Harlow serves creative and thoughtfully sourced New American food. Ask for the Secret Burger—ingredients include 8 ounces of House Creekstone beef, a homemade roll, and “faith.” 40 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617.864.2100, aldenharlow.com Asta This constantly evolving menu brings something new every night of the week. Watch the chef create this ingredient driven cuisine from the counter that faces the open kitchen— you can enjoy an up close and personal view of the cooks and can interact with the chef. 47 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, 617.585.9575, astaboston.com Avery Bar This intimate, modern cocktail lounge at the Ritz sports dramatic décor—wood-paneled walls, vintage lighting and an elevated marble fireplace. With the kitchen’s small bites, it’s the perfect mid-day or post-theater gathering spot. 10 Avery St., 617.574.7100, ritzcarlton.com/boston B&G Oyster Bar This is Boston’s modern take on the classic oyster bar. Grab a bar stool and watch the chef shuck your meal in front of you—or, order B&G’s famed Maine lobster roll to go. 550 Tremont St., 617.423.0550, bandgoysters.com Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca Who says pizza is a casual food? Located in Boston’s Fan Pier, Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca takes pie to the next level with specialties such as pancetta, a pizza with grilled eggplant and smoked mozzarella. Wood-burning brick oven pizzas, heaping pasta dishes, gelati, and an extensive list of wine options are just some of the delicious options at the modern kitchen and bar. 11 Fan Pier Blvd., 617.421.4466, babbopizzeria.com Banyan Bar + Refuge This modern, openconcept Asian gastropub sports a chef’s counter featuring a view of the kitchen action, while large windows behind provide an expansive view of the
picturesque South End. Menu must-have: roasted cauliflower with a toasted coconut sauce and yellowcurry raisin compote. 553 Tremont St., 617.556.4211, banyanboston.com Bar Boulud Fine-dining heritage meets French café fare at this Daniel Boulud bistro and wine bar. Slip into a comfy booth or watch Boylston Street go by from a table by the windows. Located inside the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, the restaurant accommodates to each guest and has special events happening inside the hotel year-round. 776 Boylston St., 617.535.8800, barboulud.com/boston Bar Mezzana This coastal Italian restaurant, tucked away into a warm and inviting space in Boston’s supertrendy Ink Block, brings sophistication and refinement to classic Italian dishes. 360 Harrison Ave., 617.530.1770, barmezzana.com Bastille Kitchen Bistro cuisine meets its modern twist at this beloved French restaurant, which features a beautiful, long quartz bar. INSIDER TIP: The best steak frites in town! 49 Melcher St., 617.556.8000, bastillekitchen.net Benedetto Located in the heart of Harvard Square, chef Michael Pagliarini is offering a diverse and authentic Italian journey for guests with standout dishes such as the tagliatelle alla bolognese and spicy grilled octopus. Insider Tip: Benedetto has two private dining rooms and a pasta table for special seating 12-16 guests. 1 Bennett St., Cambridge, 617.661.5050, bendettocambridge.com Bistro du Midi Provençal cuisine goes modern at this FrenchMediterranean eatery. Tuck into the “bouillabaisse du midi” at the corner roundtable with a view of the Public Garden. 272 Boylston St., 617.426.7878, bistrodumidi.com Bristol Restaurant and Bar No matter which way you look here, you’ll have a spectacular view of the Public Garden. This restaurant is located inside the Four Seasons Hotel, and perfect for a family breakfast or a business dinner. The menu consists of local, seasonal ingredients, creating an upscale comfort food destination, including burgers, salads, steaks, homemade pasta, and seafood. 200 Boylston St., 617.351.2037, fourseasons.com/boston Buttermilk & Bourbon Southern hospitality makes its way to the Back Bay thanks to chef Jason Santos, offering a cozy atmosphere and a modern take on traditional New Orleans dishes with menu items including Buttermilk Fried Chicken and beignets. 160 Commonwealth Ave., 617.266.1122, buttermilkbourbon.com Café Artscience Enjoy the avant-garde French fare by the soaring windows that look out onto industrial-chic Kendall Square or experience the bar—and its scientific cocktails!—that make this futuristic restaurant famous. 650 E. Kendall St., Cambridge, 857.999.2193, cafeartscience.com City Bar This casual upscale neighborhood bar, at the Lenox Hotel, features craft cocktails and kitchen classics, such as steak frites. INSIDER TIP: Ask for the secret cocktail menu, which has been passed down since the hotel opened. 61 Exeter St., 617.933.4800, citybarboston.com Committee This Mediterranean hot spot located in the Seaport is inspired by the kasseri found throughout Greece. Committee is known for its tapas including the tzatziki trio and shrimp skorko, its tiki-inspired cocktails, and eclectic décor with a penny-tiled bathroom floor and pipe chandeliers. 50 Northern Ave., 617.737.5051, committeeboston.com Coppa Featuring Italian small plates, wood-fired pizzas, and homemade pastas and charcuterie, this modern enoteca delivers the romana goods. 253 Shawmut Ave., 617.391.0902, coppaboston.com Craigie on Main Chef Tony Maws cooks up a French-inspired menu using the best local, seasonal and organic ingredients. Be sure to check out some of the restaurant’s weekly events and specials taking you on a food and drink adventure. 853 Main St., Cambridge, 617.497.5511, craigieonmain.com Dante Fresh Italian cuisine meets an extensive and Italian-heavy wine list at this elegant restaurant and patio with panoramic views of the Charles River and Boston skyline. 40 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge, 617.497.4200, restaurantdante.com Davio’s The best views in this spacious, relaxed dining room full of white tablecloths are at the chef’s table, in the heart of the action in the kitchen, which specializes in hearty, high-end Northern Italian fare such as beef steaks, veal chops and fresh handmade pastas. 75 Arlington St., 617.357.4810, davios.com Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House Nestled in the lavish Seaport District’s Liberty Wharf, find spectacular harbor views, a sprawling waterfront patio and grand circular bar serving up a variety of exclusive pours and signature cocktails such as the “VIP.” Seated in the lounge or inside the sleek modern dining room is where patrons will enjoy USDA Prime beef, chops and the freshest seafood, including Australian cold-water lobster tails, flavorful sides and irresistible desserts. Late-night bites are available Thurs.-Sat. and concert nights (at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion) until 12:30am. 250 Northern Ave., 617.951.1368, delfriscos.com/boston Deuxave The Frenchinfluenced fare is served in an opulent, yet rustic Back Bay dining room that features Alice in Wonderland–like wingback chairs and a cozy fireplace. 371 Commonwealth Ave., 617.517.5915, deuxave.com
approachable, fresh, bold flavors of Greek cuisine. Anything with lamb is recommended. INSIDER TIP: The walls surrounding Table 303, which is tucked privately away in a corner (talk about power lunch perfection), features works by local artist Adrienne Schlow, wife of chefowner Michael Schlow. 79 Park Plz., 617.422.0008, dorettaboston.com Drink Entirely dedicated to the craft of the cocktail, the bar weaves throughout the room so you’re never without a place to set your drink. INSIDER TIP: They serve one of the best burgers in town. 348 Congress St., 617.695.1806, drinkfortpoint.com Eastern Standard This neighborhood brasserie serves creative twists on classic French fare and shakes up top-level craft cocktails. INSIDER TIP: The bar’s once-signature whiskey smash hasn’t been on the menu for several years, but customers still ask for it—you can, too. 528 Commonwealth Ave., 617.532.9100, easternstandardboston.com Eataly Boston The famous Italian marketplace run by celebrity chefs Mario Batali and Lidia Bastianich, and restaurateur Joe Bastianich features groceries, seafood and meat markets, eateries along with a cooking school to give food lovers the chance to experience authentic Italian cuisine. Terra restaurant is inspired by earth and fire and acclaimed Boston chef Barbara Lynch’s Il Pesce features seafood. 800 Boylston St., Prudential Center, 617.807.7300, eataly.com Erbaluce This hidden gem in Bay Village features familiar Italian dishes created with local New England ingredients. Chef Charles Draghi has been known to utilize fresh dandelion greens from his backyard and wild beach arugula grown from Cape Cod. You can’t get more local than that! 69 Church St., 617.426.6969, erbaluceboston.com Gaslight Brasserie Get the gold-standard Gallic treatment at Gaslight, located in the artsy section of the South End. Try the classics, such as steak frites with béarnaise sauce or maître d’hôtel butter. 560 Harrison Ave., 617.422.0224, gaslight560.com Grill 23 & Bar It’s good to be grand! Grill 23 was awarded by Wine Spectator the 2017 Grand-Award winner, one of only 89 restaurants in the world to hold the distinction! This local family-owned classic steakhouse has been open for more than 30 years—a place with food of the highest quality and superior service. Berkeley St., 617.542.2255, grill23.com Giulia The perfect destination for diners looking to experience high quality and authentic Italian meals prepared by chef Michael Pagliarini to be enjoyed in a warm environment with exposed bricks and wooden tables. INSIDER TIP: If you’re celebrating a special occasion with a large group, reserve the Pasta Table and enjoy a family-style tasting menu. 1682 Massachusetts Ave., 617.441.2800, giuliarestaurant.com Haley.Henry Located in the heart of Downtown Crossing, chef-owner Haley Fortier wants people to have a good time at her wine bar. Enjoy this unique wine experience with a selection of 40 to 50 wines to be paired with Europeaninspired small plates such as tinned fish and ceviche. 45 Province St., 617.208.6000, haleyhenry.com Harvest Harvest offers contemporary New England cuisine in the heart of Harvard Square. The outdoor patio is sophisticated yet relaxing— for both daytime and nighttime. 44 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617.868.2255, harvestcambridge.com Il Molo This elegant seafood spot located in the North End offers Italianinspired creations by chef Pino Maffeo and will give diners an underwater feel with the shell-like blue tiles and aquatic-styled artwork and décor. 326 Commercial St., 857.277.1895, ilmoloboston.com Island Creek Oyster Bar The menu at this American seafood restaurant changes daily, featuring the likes of lobster-roe noodles with braised short rib, grilled lobster, and oyster mushrooms. 500 Commonwealth Ave., 617.532.5300, islandcreekoysterbar.com Juliet Juliet is a place for the Union Square community to interact through delicious food with a Mediterranean flare and good hospitality thanks to Josh Lewin and Katrina Jazayeri. Commuterfriendly menus, as well as leisurely stay-in options has Juliet’s being a destination for just about anybody. INSIDER TIP: Juliet offers a prix-fixe menu for lunch from 11am to 3pm. 257 Washington St.,Somerville, 617.718.0958, julietsomerville.com Kava Neo-Taverna Imported wines and Greek small plates take the stage at this South End neighborhood
hot spot. 315 Shawmut Ave., 617.356.1100, kavaneotaverna.com La Brasa La Brasa’s cuisine draws on chef Daniel Bojorquez’s cultural influences as well as the makeup of the restaurant’s East Somerville neighborhood—Mexican, Peruvian and Middle Eastern. 124 Broadway, Somerville, 617.764.1412, labrasasomerville.com La Morra This traditional Northern Italian kitchen specializes in homemade pastas, with gluten-free available on request. INSIDER TIP: The tagliatelle bolognese is Tom Brady’s favorite. 48 Boylston St., Brookline, 617.739.0007, lamorra.com La Voile The authentic décor at La Voile is a Francophile’s dream: Everything from the zinc bar to the wooden wine fridge and vintage chandeliers are imported from France. 261 Newbury St., 617.587.4200, lavoileboston.net Les Sablons Located in the historic conductor’s building, Les Sablons is named after a Paris metro station. Somewhere between London and Paris, chefs Jeremy Sewall and Brian Rae are creating a culinary worldview both bold and classic. 2 Bennett St., Cambridge, 617.268.6800, lscambridge.com Little Donkey Take a trip around the world with Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette’s globallyinspired small plates. 505 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617.945.1008, littledonkeybos.com Liquid Art House Indulge yourself in creativity and delicious eats at Liquid Art House, a gallery-restaurant concept conceived by Ruta Laukien. The space itself, located in Back Bay, is enough of a reason for a visit, but add in cocktails at the bar and entrées like duck assiette and lamb saddle for a perfect experience. 100 Arlington St., 617.457.8130, liquidarthouse.com LoLa 42 Dreams do come true; we now have a piece of Nantucket in Boston! This sister location is perched on Fan Pier, offering sushi, Japanese izakaya-style bites and global dishes. The vibe of the restaurant is inspired by the countries that pass through the 42nd parallel, from the food to the drinks to the music—welcome to Lola 42! 22 Liberty Dr., 617.951.4002, lola42.com Lolita Cocina & Tequila There is a second bar in the back of this playful Mexican restaurant where guests can grab a drink and enjoy a more intimate, lounge setting. 271 Dartmouth St., 617.369.5609, lolitatequilabars.com/boston Lucca At Lucca, Northern Italian classics combine with creative innovations to produce the likes of a goat cheese and spinach tart, the signature appetizer. 226 Hanover St., 617.742.9200, luccaboston.com Mastro’s Ocean Club Mastro’s Ocean Club has waterfront views and features steak, seafood and sushi at this upscale national restaurant. The setting is sophisticated and offers live entertainment nightly in the Piano Bar Lounge. 25 Fan Pier Blvd., 617.530.1925, mastrosrestaurants.com Menton At culinary star Barbara Lynch’s fine dining ode to Italy and France, ask to sit at the Gold Bar, a smaller, more intimate setting than the main dining room. 354 Congress St., 617.737.009, mentonboston.com Meritage At the Boston Harbor Hotel, the wineobsessed Meritage serves up “vineyard-to-table” fare. INSIDER TIP: Ask General Manager and Wine Director Nicholas Daddona, one of only a few advanced Sommeliers in Boston, for pairing recommendations. 70 Rowes Wharf, 617.439.3995, meritagetherestaurant.com Met Back Bay If you are searching for the perfect brunch spot, make sure to book a reservation at Met Back Bay, an elegant, historic dining location with views of Newbury Street. Met Back Bay offers New England favorites like clam chowder, as well as trendsetting dishes like avocado toast and rice bowls. Refreshing cocktails like the Basil No. 2 and Front Porch pair well with any dish. 279 Dartmouth St., 617.267.0451, metbackbay.com Mida Celebrating Italian culinary traditions in the South End, chef Douglass Williams is committed to bringing high quality ingredients to life through “creativity, curiosity and skill” in his dishes, including the arancini, ricotta gnocchi and caponata toast. 782 Tremont St., 617.936.3490, midaboston.com Mistral Located in the South End, locals’ favorite Mistral has been providing classic FrenchMediterranean fare in a casually elegant setting for 20 years. Try one of their many must-try dishes including tuna tartare, the beef tenderloin pizza with mashed potato and white truffle oil, or a rack of lamb. 223 Columbus Ave., 617.867.9300, mistralbistro.com Mooo Restaurant This modern steakhouse boasts a formidable wine cellar. Come thirsty! 15 Beacon St., 617.670.2515, mooorestaurant.com Myers + Chang Myers + Chang is the place to go for funky ambiance with a creative blend of Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese cuisines. Chefs Joanne Chang and Karen Akunowicz are a dynamic duo offering creative and authentic Asian-style dishes using exotic herbs, great spices and fresh food. 1145 Washington St., 617.542.5200, myersandchang.com Nebo Cucina & Enoteca Sisters Carla and Christine Pallotta serve up an authentic Italian menu that captures the true essence of dining in an Italian home with dishes including zucchini lasagna and pappardelle alla bolognese, and décor that pays homage to a traditional Italian neighborhood. 520 Atlantic Ave., 617.723.06326, neborestaurant.com Neptune Oyster Neptune serves simple American seafood in a cozy, intimate setting.
Try the Maine hot lobster roll, served with fresh-cut french fries. 63 Salem St., 617.742.3474, neptuneoyster.com No. 9 Park The regionally inspired Italian and French dishes at No. 9 Park have been charming locals and tourists for years. INSIDER TIP: Ask to be seated in the intimate leather-and-velvet banquettes in the backdining room. 9 Park St., 617.423.4800, no9park.com Oak and Rowan Oak and Rowan is known for offering some of the finest seafood including caviar and delicious handmade pasta. The story behind each dish is also offered, providing a personal dining experience thanks to restaurateur Nancy Batista-Caswell and chef Justin Shoults. INSIDER TIP: Check out the restaurant’s caviar program, tableside cocktail cart, and pasta tasting menu available on Thursdays. 321 A St., 857.284.7742, oakandrowan.com Oak Long Bar + Kitchen OAK comes alive at night to the hum of spirited conversation as guests gather around the copper-top bar to dive into salt-and-vinegar fries and smoked bluefish toast. 138 St. James Ave., 617.585.7222, oaklongbarkitchen.com Ocean House The Relais & Chateau ranking is the first massive clue that Watch Hill’s Ocean House is no ordinary resort. State-of-the-art luxury suites, cooking classes, wine tastings and brand-spanking new Mercedes-Benz roadsters on hand for guests are just some of the posh pickings at this Rhode Island masterpiece. 1 Bluff Ave., Westerly, RI, 401.584.7000, oceanhouseri.com Ocean Prime Ocean Prime features classic steak house and seafood fare crafted with a modern sensibility and an appreciation for ingredients. Enjoy the impeccable service. 140 Seaport Blvd., 617.670.1345, ocean-prime.com Offsite Catering An impromptu martini cocktail party? 100 people? At your pad... tonight? No problem. Offsite Catering has your back. The Boston-based party event company can produce, design and staff the soiree of your dreams, so you—bon vivant that you are—can greet your guests oh-so coolly... martini in hand. getoff site.com Oishii In the South End, high-concept sushi is artfully arranged and composed of the sea’s freshest bounty. 1166 Washington St., 617.482.8868, oishiiboston.com Ostra New England seafood is given a Mediterranean touch at this classic restaurant known for its saltcrust branzino for two. 1 Charles St. S., 617.421.1200, ostraboston.com Outlook Kitchen and Bar This American restaurant on the waterfront finds inspiration from Boston with seasonal variations in its menu, locally sourced food, and a new outlook to everything else. The bar menu has handmade craft cocktails, draught beer, a wisely chosen wine menu, and in-house sodas as well. The food menu covers breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, each menu with an exquisite spin on American favorites. 70 Sleeper St., 617.338.3030, theenvoyhotel.com O Ya O Ya was the first in Boston to reinterpret traditional Japanese flavors and ingredients with a modern touch. Their contemporary and creative izakaya aims to surprise and delight. 9 East St., 617.654.990, o-ya.restaurant Pabu Boston Chefs Michael Mina and Ken Tominaga are serving up a modern take on izakayastyle dining at Pabu located on the second floor of the luxurious and upscale Millennium Tower. With traditional, yet chic Japanese décor, and a menu with award-winning sushi and sashimi, the dining experience is unlike any other. INSIDER TIP: Pabu has a private dining room, which is the perfect setting to celebrate a special occasion or host a private event. 3 Franklin St., 857.327.7228, michaelmina.net Parsnip Restaurant & Lounge This stylish, two-story restaurant serves ingredient-driven, European-influenced fare—think borscht salad, quail roulade, and cod polonaise. 91 Winthrop St., Cambridge, 617.714.3206, parsniprestaurant.com Porto Chef Jody Adams is an expert when it comes to Mediterraneaninspired cuisine. Her menu at Porto is largely focused on seafood with outstanding seasonal dishes including the Striped Bass a la Plancha caught fresh in New England. Ring Rd., 617.536.1234, porto-boston.com Post 390 Post 390 features farm-to-table tavern fare with a contemporary twist. Check out the restaurant’s monthly “Farm to Post” spotlight on some of New England’s finest farms and fishermen. 406 Stuart St., 617.399.0015, post390restaurant.com Precinct Kitchen & Bar Tried-and-true New England staples hold pride of place in this former police headquarters on Berkeley Street. INSIDER TIP: A happy hour special on oysters is offered every day. 154 Berkeley St., 617.532.3827, precinctkitchenandbar.com Publico Street Bistro & Garden With the name meaning “for the public good,” Publico prides itself on letting the customers explore flavors from Europe, South and North America. The simple plates offered are made with local goods from New England farms, and should be a go-to for anyone looking to indulge in a little something extra. 11 Dorchester St., 617.622.5700, publicoboston.com Puritan & Company Located in Cambridge, Puritan & Company uses
New England-sourced ingredients to create modern American cuisine. Unique dishes such as roasted duck breast and squid ink linguine balance out Prime Rib Sundays, where the restaurant features ribs for a classic treat. 1166 Cambridge St., Cambridge, 617.615.6195, puritancambridge.com Puro Ceviche Bar This Latin-inspired concept boosts a cool-edgy vibe featuring ceviche, crudo, grilled meat and seafood along with salads and small plates. The Puro way of life is to have fun with friends! 264 Newbury St., 617.266.0707, purocevichebar.com Row 34 Row 34 is an approachable and convivial neighborhood restaurant and bar that celebrates New England’s rich seafood traditions. INSIDER TIP: When dinner service is packed, the standing-only rails around industrial wood pillars are an easy place to enjoy drinks and snacks. 383 Congress St., 617.553.5900, row34.com Ruka Located in the Godfrey Hotel, Culinary Director and Chef Tom Berry is serving up a Peruvian menu that incorporates Nikkei and Chifa cuisines with standouts including colorful Green Noodles, Lima-style Fried Calamari with leche de tigre garlic butter, halibut ceviche, and a vibrant and stylish scene that can’t be missed. 505 Washington St., 617.266. 0102, rukarestobar.com Saltie Girl Saltie Girl is known for having one of largest tinned seafood collections in New England, and for its exquisite seafood dishes like lobster and waffles and French burgundy snails prepared by chef Kyle McClelland. Curated wines, beer and spirits make up the cocktail menu, solidifying a delicious experience with some of New England’s best seafood. 281 Dartmouth Street., 617.267.0691, saltiegirl.com Sarma Restaurant Modeled after the traditional meyhanes of Turkey, Sarma offers a large selection of small, seasonal plates designed to be shared. 249 Pearl St., Somerville, 617.764.4464, sarmarestaurant.com Scampo Chef Lydia Shire’s Italian-inspired cuisine draws on flavors from the Mediterranean and Middle East. INSIDER TIP: Create the ultimate private event with the help of party coordinator Carah McLaughlin. 15 Charles St., 617.536.2100, scampoboston.com Select Oyster Bar Bivalves are at the heart of Select’s menu. Try the curated list of oyster options outside on the patio, surrounded by harbor lights and hanging herb gardens. 50 Gloucester St., 857-2398064, selectboston.com Serafina Boston You may want to take a glance at Serafina’s menu before heading to the restaurant since every dish looks overwhelmingly delicious. You can find a dish to satisfy any craving. Off of the gourmet menu, octo-pie features octopus, mozzarella, marinated tomatoes, olives and oregano or the branzino al sale, a dish with wholeroasted Mediterranean sea bass and roasted potatoes off of the chef’s special menu. 10 High St., 617.426.1234, serafinaboston.com Shojo The modern shareable plates at Shōjō allow diners to try a variety of dishes, complemented by an equally unique and daring cocktail menu. 9 Tyler St., 617.423.7888, shojoboston.com Smith & Wollensky Nestled into The Castle at Park Plaza, this fine dining steak house serves up classics like a bone-in sirloin and Prime rib eye. If you’re looking for bonus fun, ask for a behind-thescenes tour of the castle. 101 Arlington St., 617.423.1112, smithandwollensky.com/ boston-back-bay Sorellina Sorellina’s contemporary take on ItalianMediterranean produces dishes like gnocchi with Maine lobster. INSIDER TIP: The round table in the front windows, which seats up to seven, provides a spectacular view of Copley Square. 1 Huntington Ave., 617.412.4600, sorellinaboston.com Sportello Take advantage of the kitchenfacing counter seating at this modern interpretation of the classic diner. 348 Congress St., 617.737.1234, sportelloboston.com SRV Chefs Michael Lombardi and Kevin O’Donnell created Boston’s first Venetian-style Bacaro and wine bar specializing in small bites, homemade pasta, and risotto, adding a more modern interpretation to traditional Venetian food. 569 Columbus Ave., 617.536.9500, srvboston.com Stephanie’s on Newbury The sophisticated New Englandstyle comfort food starts off with a tuna tartare or classic mac and cheese and crescendoes with buttery Atlantic salmon. 190 Newbury St., 617.236.0990, stephaniesrestaurantgroup.com STRIP by Strega Modern steak house STRIP by Strega is a high-energy, uber-modern trifecta of exceptional cuisine, creative cocktails and upscale nightlife. 64 Arlington St., 617.456.5300, stripbystrega.com Supper Club at Capo Capo Restaurant, a rustic gathering place serving fine Italian food and spirits from chef Tony Susi and celebrated beverage maven Kevin Mabry is now elevated with the addition of Supper Club at Capo— where guests can enjoy live music and dancing nightly. INSIDER TIP: VIP areas
outfitted with cozy couches and personalized mini fridges can be reserved for large parties. 443 W. Broadway, 617.993.8080, caposouthboston.com Sweet Cheeks Q Mouthwatering, heritage breed pulled pork and prime brisket make this barbecue joint a Fenway foodie favorite. 1381 Boylston St., 617.266.1300, sweetcheeksq.com Tasting Counter Held as a “multi-sensory dining experience,” Tasting Counter wants its diners to be able to experience and view the process of its meals being carefully prepared. Guests can watch closely as chef Peter Ungar prepares his exquisite dishes. 14 Tyler St, Somerville, 617.299.6362, tastingcounter.com Tapestry Located in the Fenway neighborhood, Tapestry is known for being a dual-concept restaurant with a menu curated by husband-and-wife duo Meghann Ward and Kevin Walsh. The Expo Kitchen offers items such as oysters and Neapolitan-style pizza, while the Club Room has a tropical vibe and features modern American dishes. 69 Kilmarnock St., 617.421.4470, tapestry .restaurant The Beehive An underground bohemian bistro, The Beehive specializes in rustic comfort foods infused with American, European, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern influences. INSIDER TIP: Take advantage of the bohemian vibe, stop in for dinner Monday to Wednesday, when it’s (significantly!) less crowded than on weekends. 541 Tremont St., 617.423.0069, beehiveboston.com The Butcher Shop Barbara Lynch’s tribute to Old World European boucheries, this wine bar and butcher shop’s meat-heavy menu changes daily. 552 Tremont St., 617.423.4800, thebutchershopboston.com The Hawthorne A leader in Boston’s craft cocktail movement, The Hawthorne features intimate spaces perfect for romantic rendezvous. 500 Commonwealth Ave., 617.532.9150, thehawthornebar.com The Maiden As the slogan reads “those who explore flavor,” that is exactly what chef Tyler Potter does while cooking. With dishes such as the marinated radishes and avocado toast, The Maiden seeks to explore unusual flavors in a cozy atmosphere. 28 W. Broadway, 617.315.7829, themaidenboston.com The Smoke Shop Chef Andy Husbands (Hell’s Kitchen alum) whips up a modern interpretation of famous barbecue dishes with an Asian influence for a unique dining experience with dishes including the smoked fried chicken with Thai flavors and the Prime brisket with Korean vinaigrette. 1 Kendall Square, 617.577.7427, thesmokeshopbbq.com Tiger Mama Chef/owner Tiffani Faison offers Southeast Asian–inspired food in this unique, hip and exciting spot. The menu is large, and the choice for dinner will be tough. Broths, curries, rice, noodles, spices, cold, and rich are the words that dominate the menu, making the choice hard again. You’ll also be eyeing the extensive drink menu for a long time. The drink menu has a long list of cocktails, beer, and sparkling, white, and red wine. Tiger Mama’s atmosphere is what will keep you coming back for more though, with illuminated signs and an elephant figurine covered with metallic pieces. 1363 Boylston St., 617.425.6262, tigermamaboston.com Toro South End favorite Toro’s Barcelona-style tapas are made better by the space’s open windows, which bring the outdoors in. 1704 Washington St., 617.536.4300, tororestaurant.com Townsman The industrial Townsman, at the edge of Chinatown, is the Boston go-to for brasserie–inspired New England fare. From oysters to homemade pasta, chef Matt Jennings has curated a menu that offers a modern spin on traditional favorites. 120 Kingston St., 617.699.0750, townsmanboston.com Trade Innovative Mediterranean fare is served up in a lively, highceilinged space at this waterfront restaurant. 540 Atlantic Ave., 617.451.1234, trade-boston.com Uni Located inside The Eliot Hotel, this izakaya serves several small plates and the popular late-night menu is served on Friday and Saturday offering their popular ramen as well as sushi. 370 Commonwealth Ave., 617.536.7200, uni-boston.com Waypoint Chef Michael Scelfo of Alden & Harlow serves unique coastalinspired dishes with a menu that features a raw bar as well as pizza and pasta plates that feature seafood. 1030 Massachusetts Ave., 617.864.2300, waypointharvard.com Yvonne’s This modern reinterpretation of the supper club features a cosmopolitan menu that offers guests shared dishes that weave in flavors of the Far East, Middle East, Mediterranean and Europe. 2 Winter Pl., 617.267.0047, yvonnesboston.com
Serafina Boston’s halibut with carrot ginger bisque, spinach, fennel and potato crisp
Deuxave’s chocolate almond cake, dark chocolate ganache, figs and cocoa-nib ice cream
Terra’s Tiki Italiano is made with plantation pineapple rum, Campari, tiki bitters and angostura.
Les Sablons’ crispy potatoes with white sturgeon caviar and crème fraîche
STRIP by Strega’s truffle ricotta gnocchi with lobster, english peas, white shimeji mushrooms and truffle brodo