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.
Comfort food gets an upscale treatment at this lively establishment in the heart of the city. Choose from a diverse menu of favorites including pickled deviled eggs, pickled beet burgers, house veggie sandwiches and BBQ pork sliders. The delectable burgers are some of the best around. There's a large selection of beers as well as cocktails to accompany. The atmosphere insides is casual and suited for friendly chatter.
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.
This Back Bay establishment represents one of Boylston Street's better places to stop and eat, both indoors or outside on the patio. A pub-style atmosphere featuring wooden paneling mixed in with brightly painted walls awaits you as does a diverse menu. The sandwiches are famous here with grilled creations, including chicken, mushroom, meatloaf and tenderloin. A long list of specialty martinis are served and the bar also offers an ample beer and wine selection.
Deep in the South End, there is a small establishment where inexpensive, gourmet-quality food really does exist. The menu at Franklin Cafe ranges from meatloaf to sushi-grade tuna, all served with impeccable sides such as mashed potatoes with chives or lentil and bean sauce. Even the chicken livers are great here. The dining room is small and crowded, and the noise level can be high. This cafe, which has a full service bar, is very popular, and waits of an hour or two are common, even on weekdays.
Chatty bartenders and friendly locals combine to make Anchovies one of the most popular restaurants at South End. Anchovies was even voted as Best of Boston in 2010 by Boston Magazine. Its popularity may make you wait for a booth, but huge plates of pasta and perfect pizzas are worth it. The restaurant has a full service bar too, serving draft and bottled beers as well as sparkling, red and white wines. Open till 2a, Anchovies is an ideal place to satisfy your late-night cravings.
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.
Mast', with its massive leather sofas and warm earthly colors, is a homely restaurant, located on Province Street. The woody scent of the oven wafts through the air, as the kitchen staff prepares pizza with the softest crust, topped with the classic flavors of Italian cuisine. Their menu consists of a wide variety of pizzas straight from the heart of the Continent. Instilled within this, is a hint of the exotic flavors of the Mediterranean. Warm up in a cozy corner with a beer and friends and share a Margherita pizza, the star of their menu.
This pub near Faneuil Hall has a popular Irish bistro menu. The atmosphere is relaxed, warm and casual. A long mahogany bar has plenty of Guinness taps. Pull up a seat and prepare for a pint and live Irish music and bands five nights a week. The restaurant bills itself as having food with Celtic origins. Entrees include boiled dinners, shepherd's pie, beef stew and grilled salmon. Seafood lovers should try the Kilmacalog, traditional mussel chowder. The baked brie, cottage pie, Irish brown bread and black Angus steak are recommended.