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.
The Omni Parker House Hotel named this establishment after a saying coined by former Boston mayor James Michael Curley. The warm and inviting watering hole has an old world atmosphere. It was popular with politicians in the past and has a small repository of its twentieth century clientele with pictures of politicos and senators adorning its walls. Its location in the Financial District means it draws in the business crowd. Apart from the usual cocktails and fine drinks, The Last Hurray has an enviable selection of local whiskey. They also serve tasty bar bites. A great place unwind after a hard day's work with friends and colleagues, The Last Hurray might just charm you.
Ken Oringer is at the helm of Coppa and he is one of Boston's best loved fine dining chefs, with Toro and Clio also under his belt. This quaint little rustic restaurant, with its incredible selection of wines and mixed drinks, is a pleasant contrast to many of the sleek uptown restaurants that it shares a berth with. The food puts unexpected twists on classic Italian cuisine, such as the famed carbonara with sea urchin - not for the culinary faint-of-heart. More traditional dishes abound, from gnocchi with pork ragu, sage and pecorino to the perfectly wood-fired pizza.
Atlantic Fish Company on Boylston Street has earned first place at the city's annual Chowderfest. The atmosphere is casual and the bar is lively. Once little more than a hole-in-the wall, it is now an upscale space with warm wood trim and intimate booths. Choose from a variety of seafood entrees that are fresh and well-prepared. Fried clams, an overflowing lobster roll and blackened salmon are the seafood favorites at the Atlantic Fish Company. Chicken and steak are also available for the land lovers, however vegetarian options are sparse.
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.
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.
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.
Warehouse Bar & Grille is a sleek sports bar and New American restaurant. With its neo-industrial design, fluorescent green chairs at the bar, leather booths and flat screens all around, it exudes a warmth that is welcoming. Dig into their dishes like Reuben Eggrolls, Gator Bites (alligator meat), Clam Roll, Mushroom Wrap, Warehouse Burger and Strawberry Balsamic Chicken. Take a sip of wine or from their tap and you are set to cheer your favorite team with your friends.
Opened in 2007, Mooo is the brainchild of Jamie Mammano and Paul Roiff, the former is also its chef. Set in the luxurious XV Beacon Hotel, their menu is a twist on traditional steakhouse dishes. Their clientele includes corporate honchos, politicos and socialites. This upscale steakhouse also has a good selection of fish and seafood platter for those not into meat. From Kobe Dumplings, Broiled East Coast Oysters to Rib Eye Steak, Pepper Crusted Sirloin Au Poivre and Baked Stuffed Lobster, everything is wonderfully prepared and presented.
Nestled in the Financial District, Coogan's Boston is a vibrant pub that is frequented by business people and hipsters. Its cozy ambiance accentuated by wooden accents, dim lights and brick walls is pleasing to the eye. Dig into their tasty pub fare such as Clam Chowder, Pulled Pork Eggrolls, Fried Calamari, Chicken Wings, Mediterranean Pizza, Fried Chicken Sandwich and Coogans Burger. Enjoy their happy hours with light drafts. From karaokes to DJ nights, there is plenty of entertainment going on here.