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.
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.
Deuxave is an upscale restaurant with a chic decor that is inspired by the Bostonian style. The fireplace in the dining section adds to the beauty of the space. The menu features French cuisine which is blended with American flavors, creating contemporary culinary bliss. Enjoy an array of appetizer choices, main courses and sides that can be paired with their wine. The bar has a huge wine list of 420 bottles out of which a few can be ordered by the glass. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made online.
Menton is one of Boston's best luxury Italian dining experiences. Beauty is everywhere, from the elegant setting to the artisan glassware to the impeccable service. Diners can choose between the prix-fixe menu or choose a la carte - exquisite offerings include the torchon of foie gras de canard and the butter-poached lobster with dill sauce. There is a fantastic selection of wines available, with extremely knowledgeable staff to ensure that you make the right choice. And don't forget dessert! The desserts are the perfect cap to any meal; if you want something lighter, a tremendous variety of dessert wines are ready to be poured. Reservations are highly recommended.
Dali Restaurant and Tapas Bar features a wide selection of tapas both cold and hot including poached octopus, grilled pheasant, paella, bacon wrapped prunes, tuna-stuffed squid and much more. There are also some simplified, yet delicious dishes especially for the unadventurous types such as the short ribs or lamb meatballs. The ornate decor replete with warm colors is adorned with vintage Spanish artworks, old photos, charming trinkets and soft lighting gives it a romantic ambience. The vivacious Barcelona environment of Dali and the delicious tapas platter along with the Sangria makes it a must visit eatery.
Bistro du Midi prides itself on exquisite Provençal cuisine. Chef Robert Sisca is the culinary force behind the ingredient-driven menu that lends a contemporary spin to authentic flavors from southeastern France. Subject to season, produce is locally sourced. Start off with artisan cheeses and charcuterie, and raw servings of oysters and tuna tartare tartine. Let oenophile Olivier Flosse fix you with fine regional wine from the impressive glass-enclosed cellar. Overlooking the historic Boston Public Garden, this place is one of the best French restaurants in town.
Anthem Kitchen + Bar is a bright and lively restaurant that serves American food with a different blend of flavors. Their chef has carefully put together gourmet dishes to make up a menu which depicts culinary expertise. Lay back in the comfortable setting and share some small plates options, soups, salads, sandwiches and more. It also hosts live music on weekends, enjoy a sumptuous meal paired with wine and more.
Downtown Boston, known for crowds and noise, has a hidden-away bar and eatery with an elegant touch. Silvertone Bar & Grill is popular with the corporate crowd looking for a place to relax and eat. There are candlelit booths for diners, and a small bar area for everyone else. The menu features entrees, such as pasta, steak, meatloaf and daily fish specials are simple yet tasty. However, it is the cocktails served here that grabs the fancy of regulars, and are worth the money.
Opened in 2007, Mooo is the brainchild of Jamie Mammano and Paul Roiff, the former is also its chef. Set in the luxurious XV Beacon Hotel, their menu is a twist on traditional steakhouse dishes. Their clientele includes corporate honchos, politicos and socialites. This upscale steakhouse also has a good selection of fish and seafood platter for those not into meat. From Kobe Dumplings, Broiled East Coast Oysters to Rib Eye Steak, Pepper Crusted Sirloin Au Poivre and Baked Stuffed Lobster, everything is wonderfully prepared and presented.
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.
Ever heard of a supper club? Well, Boston has recreated that with modern touches at Downtown Crossing known as the Yvonne's. Exuding a lounge vibe, the interiors and decor are adorned with mahogany wood and marble. Viewed as a classy and elegant drinking and dining establishment, the cuisine served is varied and continental in nature. Some of the popular delicacies include the Garden Hummus, crispy tater cubes and scallop gratin. If you're over two people, you can order the delicacies serving large portions such as Crispy Tuna Fregola, Niman Ranch Long Bone Ribeye Ste or Grilled 'Viper' Chop. Cap off the meal by asking for a drink of your choice! If you like to dress up and spend an evening having undisturbed conversations, this is the place to be!