Located in the heart of Boston's South End, Toro is a lively Barcelona-style tapas bar. Owned by acclaimed chef, Ken Oringer, Toro has become one of Boston's must-visit restaurants. Perfect for sharing, the traditional tapas served here are small portioned dishes that allow patrons to order and try various cuisine. Toro's vast menu features a variety of tapas including empanadas, sliders, charcuterie and more. Not to be outdone by their cuisine, the signature drink menu at Toro offers wine on tap, cocktails, champagne and bottled beer. Their brunch is one of the best in the city, offering pitchers of sangria, mimosas and bloody mary's. Be prepared to wait or arrive early, this popular establishment doesn't accept reservations.
Housed in the Boston Center for the Arts, The Beehive restaurant and bar is almost like an opera house in itself with live jazz, cabaret and a lot more action. There are fine satin drapes and exquisite artifacts adorning the eatery. A popular hangout among the night birds; the bar and lounge scene here is also upbeat and lively. The food is a regular mix of the grilled and Mediterranean variety, with lamb ribs ruling the roost. Sausages, pasta and risottos also sit happily together on the menu. The wine sure flows freely on all days and everything about the place has an arty feel to it.
Could there be a better location for a sports bar than at one of the most iconic sporting venues in the country? 'Bleacher Bar' is more than just a reference to the sports theme; this watering hole is located under Fenway Park's bleachers, not far from the famous Red Seat. On game days, Bleacher Bar, with its unbeatable combination of beer and views, is undoubtedly the best seat in the house!
For daring Asian cuisine enthusiasts, Myers + Chang promises to cater admirably to their needs. The chefs' interpretations of Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine are both thoughtful and novel; the Cantonese Lacquered Pork comes with kimchi flavored rice cake - the tartness of the kimchi is the perfect foil to the sweetness of the meat. Their pot-stickers are, predictably, excellent, as are the tea-smoked pork spare ribs. On weekends, Myers + Chang serves up a dim sum brunch menu which is the perfect way to have a social hangover breakfast, with plenty of sharing and a riot of flavors.
Since 1929, Caffe Vittoria has been serving espresso and gelati to the Italian community of the North End. On weekends, a lively post-dinner crowd keeps the place humming until late at night. Chrome dominates the four levels with three bars, numerous parlor tables and shiny bakery cases. The enticements include traditional tiramisu, connoli, biscotti and more. Lounge at the bar that serves a fine cappuccino with Sambuca! Credit cards are not accepted.
Ken Oringer is at the helm of Coppa and he is one of Boston's best loved fine dining chefs, with Toro and Clio also under his belt. This quaint little rustic restaurant, with its incredible selection of wines and mixed drinks, is a pleasant contrast to many of the sleek uptown restaurants that it shares a berth with. The food puts unexpected twists on classic Italian cuisine, such as the famed carbonara with sea urchin - not for the culinary faint-of-heart. More traditional dishes abound, from gnocchi with pork ragu, sage and pecorino to the perfectly wood-fired pizza.
Located in the heart of Boston, Sterling's serves some excellent American dishes. The place has a classic and subtle decor with a large outdoor seating area. The food served is delicious and the cocktails are creative and innovative. Enjoy your meal in a relaxed atmosphere and take in the street life. Unwind with your friends and enjoy the ambiance. They also have happy hours offering tempting deals. Check their website for more information.
Seafood connoisseurs may have trouble making a decision at the Salty Dog. The menu boasts traditional favorites of fried seafood options and grilled shore dinners prepared with choice of Cajun Delta Spices or White Wine Fresh Herb Lemon Butter. Grab a seat on the patio and enjoy the view of bustling Quincy Market, or saddle up to the bar for a perfectly blended cocktail. A must for any seafood lover traveling through Boston.
Battery Park Bar & Lounge is not only a sports bar but also an American restaurant. Their 17 high definition flat screen televisions are a delight to sports fans and you can catch a game from any corner of the establishment apart the patio. Its old Boston look is accentuated by the deep red mahogany wooden accents. Take a sip of beer from any of their 16 draft brews or wine from their impressive list. Relish their Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich, Buffalo Chicken Rangoon, Crispy Honey Cayenne Chicken Wings, The Texas Ranger Burger, Lobster Mac n Cheese and Blackened Chicken Quesadilla.
Located in upmarket Downtown Boston Vintage Lounge is all about elegant drinking, dining and lounging. You can order delicious cocktails, renowned wines and tasty tapas to go with them. The lounge has comfortable sofas and ottomans as well as open air patio furniture. Saturday nights Boston's best DJs spin tunes to entertain the crowd. If you are looking for a filling contemporary dinner in a comfortably elegant setting Vintage Lounge is definitely for you.
Set in a 19th-century building, the Granary Tavern has a rustic look to it. This bi-level restaurant features two bars, an open kitchen, vintage granite blocks, exposed bricks and wooden beams. Their menu is based on slow food cooking principles and has only fresh ingredients in it. It mainly consists of charcuterie, shellfish, flatbreads and some reinterpreted classic New England dishes. Complement your meal with cocktails. It is a nice spot to drop in for late night hunger pangs as well.
Opened in 1933 by Peter Sabia, Brandy Pete's was named as its founder was an avid Brandy drinker. Spread across two levels, it features a bar at both the floors and has many televisions for sports fans to catch a game. It also hosts regular open mic nights. Relish their burgers and sandwiches for lunch which includes the likes of The State Street, The Batterymarch, BBQ Chicken and Monte Cristo. For dinner try their classics such as Bavarian Style Knockwurst, Crispy Scrod Sandwich, Baked Sea Scallops and Maine Crabmeat, and Grilled Porterhouse Pork Chop. Complement your meal with a choice alcohol from their drinks list.