Highly acclaimed for its enticing Mexican fare, dining at Angela's Cafe is certain to transport diners to the streets of Mexico, amid tacos, tostadas and burritos. The colorful cafe done up in hues of red and orange welcomes its guests and charms them with its friendliness. Among the best-selling dishes on the menu is the exquisite Chiles En Nogada that is recommended by the Chef himself. It consists of chiles stuffed with picadillo and served with pomegranates and walnut sauce, making the dish resemble the Mexican flag. Other classic items on offer are the Mariscada or mussels and clams fried with jalapenos in a garlic sauce and tilapia that must be tried atleast once.
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.
Tourists still flock to Bull & Finch Pub, a.k.a. Cheers Boston, the inspiration for the Cheers television series which ran for 11 years and won a number of awards. Avid fans should be forewarned, however; the exterior is very familiar, but the inside is nothing like the TV version. Drinks and food are served here, but its icon status is the main draw. It is considered by many to be one of the top tourist attractions in Boston!
Dating back to 1780, the Warren Tavern located near the Freedom Trail, has plenty history of its own. It was opened by Captain Eliphelet Newell, who it is said, took part in the Boston Tea Party. Famous visitors included Paul Revere and George Washington. Today, it has lace-curtain windows and low, wood-beamed ceilings that create an intimate vibe. Try the Tavern Special — chicken breast and shrimp sautéed with sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, broccoli florets, prosciutto ham and provolone cheese in a garlic white wine sauce. A great place to sip a drink or grab a bite or two.
Dimly lit with small booths and a laid-back wait staff, this quaint bar and eatery can get crowded quickly. Delux Cafe may not look like much from the outside, but it is the inside that counts. All types come here looking for an inexpensive drink or supper. Quality pizzas and daily specials are satisfying and made promptly. The split pea soup, vegetable pie and herb-roasted pork loin are quite good as well. This is the perfect place to escape the pomp and prices of downtown.
Considered to be one of the more elegant Italian eateries in the North End, this North Square restaurant is neighbor to the Paul Revere House. The candlelit main dining room has small tables covered in crisp linens, and the romantic atmosphere makes it a good place to bring your date. The cuisine features fresh and contemporary North Italian cuisine. Try the Spaghetti Bolognese or one of the seasonal specials and wash it down with a pick from the extensive wine list.
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.
B.Good Washington Street is all about fast food made with natural ingredients. Enjoy their quirkily named dishes like Cousin Oliver and Adopted Luke which is a burger and sandwich. Or if you are health conscious try their quinoa and kale bowls which is packed with nutrition and flavor. Their salads only feature seasonal and farm fresh ingredients.
This Government Center Starbucks branch is more known for its landmark Steaming Kettle which was built in 1873. It hangs above the cafe's entrance. The storefront look gives a nice view of the street, offering patrons a lovely coffee drinking experience. Take a sip of Skinny Mocha, Pumpkin Spice Latte, Flavored Latte and Cappuccino. Or try their Frappuccino (blended beverage) like Caramel Flan and Caramel Ribbon Crunch. Relish their pastries and sandwiches as accompaniments.
Scholars American Bistro & Cocktail Lounge is not an intellectual hub but a sleek diner and bar in downtown. It features four distinct spaces; The Balcony with its customized chandeliers, lounge chairs and sofas is the largest while The Lounges comprises of three small areas with elegant chairs, martini tables and a fireplace. The Billiards is decked up with black and white photos, and has huge built to order professional pool tables. Lastly The Windows is ideal for parties and business events. Their menu is a creative twist of classics and includes dishes like Jerk Chicken Lollipops, Grilled Chicken Pita, Cornish Hen, Ox Tail Ragu, White Clam Linguini and Panko Chicken Sandwich. Take a sip of Harpoon Seasonal and Seadog Blueberry in draft brews and Wachusetts Blueberry and Amstel Light in cans. Or try their specialty cocktails such as The Dead Poet, 1775 and Painkiller. No matter what your occasion is, you can be assured of a memorable dining experience at Scholars.
Opened in May 2015, Ogawa Coffee spells great taste and hospitality in every way. This sophisticated coffee house features chic and modern decor with attractively laid out tables, and beautiful lighting. These Japanese pioneers of coffee opened its first coffee shop outside Japan in the Downtown Crossing neighborhood and it has been warmly welcomed by locals. The menu is extensive and features salads, sandwiches, smoothies, croissants, coffees, teas, espressos and of course- Ogawa's Signature Drink.
Koy at North Street invites diners to savor authentic Korean fare in a wonderful environment. The team behind this Asian eatery have created an eclectic menu of traditional as well as contemporary delights. Flavors and ingredients are sourced from different corners of the world, which clearly reflects in its globally-inspired delicacies. The atmosphere remains inviting and elegant, complete with arresting artwork and brisk service. Relish those dumplings and lobster rolls, even as you wash down generous portions with delicious cocktails like Vodka Spice or Soju Sangria.