CAMBRIDGE/ INMAN SQUARE
Eastern Mediterranean Shareable dishes embody the culinary traditions of the Eastern Mediterranean with such offerings as chicken liver, couscous tfaya with chickpeas, raisins and carmelized onions, lambchops with pistachio butter as well as plenty of dips, pickles and olives to snack on. D (daily). 243 Hampshire St., 617.945.7448.
FINANCIAL DISTRICT/ WATERFRONT LEGAL SEA FOODS
Seafood Discover award-winning chowder, pristine oysters, succulent Maine lobster, and more than 40 varieties of delicious fish and shellfish. Excellent wine list. Hours vary by location. 100 Huntington Ave., 617.266.7775; 255 State St., 617.742.5300; 26 Park Plaza, Theater District, 617.426.4444; 20 University Road, Cambridge, 617.491.9400.
UNION OYSTER HOUSE
Seafood Opened in 1826, Union Oyster House is a National Historic Landmark and the nation’s oldest continuously operating restaurant. Fresh seafood is the main attraction and always has been, and the menu is heavy-handed on shellfish and oysters, fried and broiled fish, baked, boiled and broiled lobster and local Yankee favorites. L and D (daily). 41 Union St., 617.227.2750. $$
KENMORE SQUARE/ FENWAY SALONIKI
Greek Jody Adams’ casual Greek to-go: patrons can build their own pita wrap choosing from a variety of proteins and sauces, or they can select from classic recipes. Salads, soups and a couple sweets make up the rest of the menu. L and D (daily). 4 Kilmarnock St., 617.266.0001; 181 Massachusettes Ave., Cambridge, 617.714.5151.
Mexican Cactus enchiladas covered in green sauce and chicken Veracruzano are just two of the many traditional Mexican dishes at this quaint restaurant. Sip on Central and South American varietals. D (daily). 914 Beacon St., 617.262.0909.
American Two-part dining venture featuring globally inspired fare in the laid-back, beachy setting of the openkitchen-style Expo Kitchen as well as inspired, upscale cuisine in the Club Room. D (Tu-Su), brunch (Sa-Su). 69 Kilmarnock St., 617.421.4470.
American Around the corner from Fenway Park, quintessential Bostonians Mark, Donnie and Paul Wahlberg open the third outpost in their family’s small chain of burger joints. On the menu: burgers and artisan-style sandwiches, onion rings, boozy frappes and more. L and D (daily). 132 Brookline Ave., 617.927.6810.
LEATHER DISTRICT LA COLOMBE
Coffee Premium coffee roaster from Philadelphia. Unique offerings include bottled cold brew to-go and lattes on tap. Open M-F 7 am-7 pm, Sa-Su 8 am-6 pm. 745 Atlantic Ave., 857.317.5340.
Japanese Located in a century-old fire station, Tim Cushman’s upscale O Ya is Boston’s coolest place for modern Japanese cuisine. The izakaya-style menu offers elegant dishes with interesting and innovative ingredient combinations and flavors; diners can also indulge in the omakase chef’s tasting menu. Sake list is extensive and unparalleled in this city. D (Tu-Sa). 9 East St., 617.654.9900. $$$$
NORTH END CAFFE DELLO SPORT
Café One of Boston’s oldest caffés where sports play almost as important a role as the delicious Italian roasts.