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.
Neptune was God of the Seas, but the Neptune Oyster however isn't as vast as the waters he ruled over. This is a small pearl that can seat about two dozen people in simple and neat surroundings. Apart from oysters and clams, you'll get a variety of other seafood and if you're in to it, you can try some smoked and raw salmon. You can also savor some Italian seafood like North End Cioppino and Whole Loup de Mer.
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.
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!
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!
No one needs an introduction to Dunkin' Donuts. This neat cafeteria-style restaurant is the to-go spot to fuel up your mornings and other hunger pangs of the day. Munch on their famous doughnut, croissants, hash browns and other baked goodies. Or start your day with their hearty sandwiches. Get recharged with their coffee or other non-alcoholic beverages.
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.
Cocobeet is an organic juice bar offering cold-pressed juices, healthy smoothies and tasty vegan snacks. With catchy names such as Peruvian Sun, Battle Axe, Kickstart and Happy Day, their juices and other products are packed with nutrients that will energize the body. For your hunger pangs, try their Vegan Maki Rolls and Mediterranean Salad with Quinoa.
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.
Potbelly Sandwich Works is a famed submarine sandwich chain that was founded in 1977. Their branch in Downtown Crossing follows the same principles of fresh ingredients, fast service and a friendly staff. Everything is prepared in the shop and quality is of utmost importance. Savor their A Wreck, Pizza Sandwich, Meatball, Chicken Salad, Uptown and Roast Beef. Don't forget to try their delightful cookies that are baked daily.
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.