Boston is a vibrant capital city embodies the quaint New England charm in a world-class city filled with cultural neighbourhoods, world-class museums and architecture. From historic walking tours along the cobblestone streets to modern marketplaces nestled beside skyscrapers; there is something in the city for everyone. Boston is a city filled with historic districts juxtaposed with modern day flare where tourists and locals alike find themselves wandering through the Boston Common, Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the cobblestone streets of Boston’s oldest neighbourhood (the North End – Italian) and enjoying some of the most beautiful sites the city has to offer. Here is a list of some of the delicious restaurants that should not be missed the next time you go to Boston!
Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar (412 West Broadwary): Located in the eclectic South Boston neighbourhood, LOCO is a local favourite that specializes in tacos, has a raw bar and offers a wide variety of tequila drinks while serving these dishes in new and inventive ways. Infusing Latin flavours into each meal, Chef Matt Drummond experiments with an eclectic menu of traditional dishes presented in a not so traditional way creating using unique flavours in his tacos such as venison and root beer braised chicken with refreshing cocktails.
MAST’ (45 Province St): Enjoy the comfort of southern Italian cuisine in a relaxed and modern atmosphere at MAST’. This restaurant serves an extensive selection of Neapolitan pizza to show their own refined take on Italian street food and comfort dishes served with craft cocktails, MAST’ is a centrally located downtown in the Beacon Hill neighbourhood making it extremely accessible for tourists looking to escape the hustle of the city.
Cinquecento (500 Harrison Ave): This contemporary restaurant boasts a comfortable atmosphere similar to a Roman trattoria serving traditional dishes created with local and importorted ingredients to leave guests with a truly one-of-a-kind dining experience. Located in the South end of Boston, this restaurant reflects the relaxed vibrancy of this up and coming neighbourhood.
The Beehive (541 Tremont St): If you are looking for a spot to listen to contemporary jazz while enjoying delicious eats, then look no further than The Beehive. This highly acclaimed restaurant and bar embodies the eclectic bohemian nature of this artistic community in a elegant space serving comfort food dishes fused together in a laid-back alternative atmosphere.
Harpoon Brewery (306 Northern Ave): Launched in 1986 by Harvard graduates in Boston, this local brewery has become a staple to beer lovers looking to taste and explore their wide range of craft beer creations. Made in Boston in the traditional European brewing methods, Harpoon is now widely enjoyed all over the US. Serving freshly made pretzels and beer in the German inspired beer hall, and offering tours of their facilities, Harpoon Brewery is beautifully situated along the waterfront in the Seaport District.
Pastoral (345 Congress St): Opened in 2014, Pastoral has quickly become one of the standout restaurants along the popular Congress Street strip in Fort Point neighbourhood. Adding an eclectic flare to rustic Italian inspired cuisine, owner Todd Winer has designed Pastoral to create a relaxed atmosphere of delicious and affordable food in a modern pizzeria and bar restaurant. Pushing the boundaries on traditional cuisine, Pastoral has brought together a welcoming atmosphere of avant-garde dishes.
Parsnip (91 Winthrop St): In the heart of Harvard Square overlooking Winthrop Park in Cambridge, Parsnip is a stylish and upscale restaurant and bar that offers an exceptional menu of locally sourced and seasonal cuisine. Creating dishes with local seafood in high-end ways to tantalize your taste buds in new ways, this restaurant is a cozy alternative providing guests their own corner of privacy in the main dining room.
Legal Harborside (270 Northern Ave): Legal Sea Food’s has become a landmark in Boston’s culinary landscape becoming renown for serving the freshest, locally sourced, seafood, award winning chowders and extensive selection of oyster, lobsters and seafood varieties to guests for the last 60 years. The Harborside location is currently their flagship location with a three-floors in the Seaport district looking onto the historic Boston Fish Pier housing a restaurant and bar on the main floor, fine dining on the second and a rooftop lounge on the third floor.