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 feel. 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.
Established in 1795, The Bell in Hand Tavern has the distinction of being the oldest continuously-operating tavern in America. This bi-level restaurant and bar features nightly live music and karaoke Tuesdays for added entertainment. The uniquely designed rooms have a character of its own and are used for private as well as corporate functions. The pub has a impressive list of draft as well as bottle beers apart from cocktail specials. Nosh on the tasty American fare along with your choice drink while listening to some music. Surely you will enjoy this historic place that has been entertaining the locals for centuries now.
Stella is a superb Italian eatery located in the South End of Boston. This charming restaurant and bar features crisp and clean decor with over sized windows overlooking one of Boston's largest outdoor patios. Known for their outstanding Italian cuisine, Stella serves classic dishes including scrumptious pizza, pasta and seafood. Not to be left out, a special, simplified menu is available for kids. Their libations are also worth a mention featuring a substantial wine and signature drinks list.
A visit to Il Casale will not end up in disappointment. The restaurant is quite well known to have excellent service and fabulous food. The eatery is set up in an old firehouse which has been converted but has still maintained some of the aspects, like the fire-pole. Each dish is well seasoned and is sublime. Pair your meal with wine or your choice drink for delightful dining experience.
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.
If you want to enjoy BBQ, look no further beyond the Firefly’s restaurant. Chef-cum-owner Steve, the winner of Massachusetts State BBQ Championships and other similar awards offers excellent BBQ and Southern food to his guests. Everything is prepared from scratch and only the choicest and fresh ingredients are added to the preparations. The lovely menu features dishes like Buttermilk Tenders, The Yard Bird, Jamaican Bird Chicken; burger varieties are on offer too. While you are savoring the tasty dishes do keep some place for the delectable desserts as they are too good to resist. Firefly is also home to the music club Dante, that hosts live music concerts on a regular basis. For complete details, check website or call ahead.
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.
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.
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.
Union Oyster House near Faneuil Hall was established in 1826 and is the oldest continually operating restaurant in the United States. Usually crowded, the restaurant is frequented by locals and tourists. The late President John F. Kennedy's favorite booth is identified by a plaque, and Daniel Webster was a fan of the oysters. While the menu includes chicken, steak and pork, seafood is its forte. The raw bar serves a variety of shellfish. Try the lobster, which is served boiled or broiled. The restaurant has a full service bar.
Bostonia Public House reflects the city's spirit, its cuisine and sits proudly as a friendly watering hole. The place is warm and welcoming with dim lights and a quaint decor that add immensely to its charm. It is not very spacious but its systematic seating makes it ideal for intimate occasions. Their menu pays tribute to America with quintessential specials like burgers, steaks & potatoes, and baked beans & smoke bacon crumble. Other must-try dishes here are the Preserved Lemon Risotto, Braised Lamb Pasta, Fork Tender Meatballs, Chilled Shrimp Cocktail and Tuna Crudo. They also delight patrons with a separate gluten-free menu. Cocktails served at the Bostonia Public House, taste as dramatic as they sound; and the extensive wine and beer selection perfectly complements everything on the food menu.