In Boston, Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks has become a standard favorite for avid diners. Their immaculate decor - the tasteful art adorning the walls, the mosaic tiles at your feet, and their friendly staff make this restaurant a crowd-puller. Offering one of the best outdoor dining experiences in the city, the restaurant is equally known for its impressive drink list.
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.
Island Creek Oyster Bar, known for the delicious seafood, has a decor that depicts the coastal feel. The neighborhood locals love the fresh oyster dishes and other seafood delicacies with mouth-watering varieties. They have some great tasting cocktails on offer, that go amazingly well with the oyster selection and other seafood options in the menu. Apart from cocktails, Island Creek Oyster Bar also has beers on the tap on offer. Have a hearty meal!
Sportello is an upbeat Italian eatery that invites you into the warm ambiance to experience a culinary bliss. With freshly baked, home-style breads, Sportello also has some delicious pastas and gourmet polentas on offer. Go for some sumptuous entrees like Rohan Duck and appetizers like Beef Carpaccio from their dinner menu. Their wine list is impressive and the bakery counter has loose teas, sweet and savory quick bites, hot chocolate, organic coffees and a lot more that you can pick up. Call ahead to make reservations.
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.
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.
Carrie Nation Restaurant & Cocktail Club celebrates the aristocratic charm of Boston during the pre-Prohibition era between the two World Wars. It is replete with velvet chairs, period lamps and candles casting a dim glow, a stately white bar counter with Victorian mirrors and columns, and shelves lined with bottles exhibiting vintage labels. Its beverages are named after the who's who of the city. Its eclectic cocktail selection includes the gin-infused Million Dollar Cop, inspired by the famous brewer Garret Oliver, and the tequila-based King Solomon. One can also try their Rascal King and Liggett’s Literature, influenced by politicians and writers respectively. This restaurant tweaks American classics and offers a menu comprising of dishes like Lobster BLT, and Truffle Mac and Cheese. Its multiple themed bars, including the Speakeasy Room, can be hired for private dining and parties.
No.9 Park, located in the shadow of the State House, has become one of Boston's hottest eateries since its opening in 1998. The dark and cool interior has cherry wood and indigo walls for a modern, elegant feel. The menu blends European influences and New England ingredients. Appetizers include Salade de Petite Courgett and Terrine of Foie Gras. Roasted Beef Ribeye is equally amazing. Desserts are superb. Try the Vanilla Creme Caramel or Chocolate & Hazelnut Tart, simply divine!
Owned and operated by Frank DePasquale, Mare Oyster Crudo and Seafood Bar serves scrumptious seafood with an Italian infleunce in a mesmerizing setting. Patrons are welcomed to a warm and friendly ambiance marked with white marble on the interiors, retractable roof and fire pits in the attractively laid out patio. The expert culinary team overseen by chef Nello Caccioppoli serves perfectly cooked seafood delights like Alaskan King Crab, Oysters on the Half-Shell, Kampachi Tartare, their traditional specialty Mare Lobster Roll and Seafood Cannelloni. Guzzle down a glass of fine wine or try one of their creatively crafted cocktails for a perfect end to your dinner. Since there's always space for dessert, go for their decadent Tiramisu.
Lucca Restaurant in Boston's North End neighborhood is situated close to the historic Freedom Trail. The restaurant specializes in northern Italian cuisine prepared by using special olive oil. From home-made breads, pastas to tantalizing desserts, Lucca gives its cuisine an authentic Italian touch. The bar at the restaurant is a treat with an impressive selection of wines, exotic liquors and other cocktails. A perfect place to enjoy a fine dining experience in Boston.
49 Social is a great place to catch up with friends for a delicious meal in a comfortable ambiance. With three dining rooms, 49 Social also has a lounge and a bar area which is equipped with beers, spring cocktails and a huge wine list. The dinner menu features course wise selections like ravioli, grilled pork loin, House Burger and more. Save room for dessert and try the Nutella creme brûlée. Check website for upcoming events, as weekly live entertainment is offered.