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Abby Lane strikes the right balance between casual and upscale dining. Executive Chef Jason Santos prepares a contemporary American menu heavily influenced by Asian and French flavors. With a creative spin on the classics, the menu features pan-seared duck, split-roasted half chicken, clam chowder and an array of pizzas to accompany drafts sparkling wine and inventive libations. Its proximity to Theater District makes it a go-to destination for guests looking to dine before or after a show. The family-oriented space boasts neighborhood views, low seating and chic decor for an old-worldly and sophisticated feel.
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.
Book a table here for your 'tryst' with gourmet American food, prepared exquisitely by the expert chef and owner Paul Turano. Armed with the idea of serving a no-frills but delectable fare, the chef dishes out a range of specialties prepared from fresh meat and fishes. You can opt for the four-course meal offered here which has dishes like Eggplant Norma and Tagliatelle Bolognese for entrees, and the handmade Mushroom and Ricotta Ravioli and Tuna Tartare for main course. End you meal with a selection from its desserts menu which includes the delicious and sweet Apple Crostata, Flourless Chocolate Torte and Artisan Cheese Plate. As for the beverages, the restaurant has a decent selection of wines and specialty cocktails to complement your meal. Although located a few miles away of Boston, it matches the best of the contemporary restaurants in the city.
Talked about in superlatives in most quarters since its inception, The Blue Ox offers a carefully-crafted menu of American specialties that utilize the finest of the region's fresh produce, in an elegant atmosphere. The restaurant interiors sport a cool, eye-pleasing palette and give off a relaxed vibe. Some excellent artworks by a local artist adorn the walls, and give character to the dining room. The menu is reiteration of classic American fare, but with the chef's own highly contemporary takes. Start off with the diverse appetizer selection with delights like Baked Stuffed Brie and Spicy Tuna Tartare. The entree selection presents the best of the region's seafood and meat specialties. Burgers are an especially popular affair and should not be missed. There's pasta as well for lighter bites. The well-chosen wine list features some excellent choices including local producers, while the selection of cocktails on offers is worth a try. Consistently garnering stellar accolades and awards, The Blue Ox is a must-visit when in Lynn.
Delectable food, handcrafted from the season's finest ingredients, beckon one and all to this delightful neighborhood eatery. 15 Walnut has a strong local focus and source as much ingredients as possible from local farms and suppliers. Apart from this, the kitchen team firmly believe in the virtues of starting at the roots; a reason why many of their ingredients including pasta are handmade. The menu depends wholly on seasonal ingredients and offers newer selections based on what's on offer. Start off with the excellent selection of small plates featuring delights like crab cakes and stuffed mushrooms. The entree choice is diverse and features a great choice of classics like the Gloucester Haddock as well as steaks. Freshly caught seafood affords some excellent sushi selections on offer. Vegetarians are well catered to, with a number of menu choices customizable to suit the palate. The striking dining room in light wooden hues and contrasting vibrant hues is a relaxed and cozy affair. Don't miss the superb selection of classic and modern cocktails at the bar.