My Favorite Boston Restaurants

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I love Boston because you get a completely different feel depending on where you go. For example, dining at the waterfront is a lot different than enjoying a meal in Beacon Hill. I think the North End (Boston's Little Italy) is my favorite area because the energy you feel walking around the streets. The city has so many great options, spread throughout several different areas, makes it easy to find some amazing food.

Family Friendly:

 

Café Polonia
Ahhh, I'm home. Growing up, I would binge on kielbasa and saurkruat or pierogi. I couldn't get enough. Café Polonia embraces Polish comfort food at its South Boston location. Try the stuffed cabbage!

Temazcal Tequila Cantina
Located in Boston's Seaport District, Temazcal offers upscaled Mexican cuisine with water views.

Antico Forno
Antico Forno prides itself as being the most authentic Italian restaurant in Boston. The restaurant, located in Boston's North End, embraces brick fire pizza and meals served in terra pots.

Mooyah Burger Boston commons
If you're in the mood for a burger, head to Mooyah Burger along Boston Commons. They feature burgers, but they also have a variety of sandwiches as well. You'll be surprised by some of the options they come up with.

JM Curley
JM Curley offers American comfort food just south of Boston Commons. It's a popular place for local as well as tourists. It serves dishes like BBQ Pork, Fried Chicken, a veggie burger (and veggie sandwich) and grilled cheese. They also have 4 mac and cheese options! This would be a perfect spot for the family to get some food.

Union Oyster House
The Union Oyster House is the oldest continuously run restaurant in the United States. It opened in 1826, almost 200 years ago! I think that's pretty awesome. It is conveniently located on the Freedom Trail, near Faneuil Hall. For those not familiar with the Freedom Trail, it's a route through Boston that takes you to the most famous locations in the City. At the restaurant, you'll be treated to chowder, oysters and a ton of other New England seafood options.

Bostonia Public House
La Famiglia Giorgio’s is a fantastic place for the whole family. Located in the North End, the restaurant focuses on Roman dishes. If your family loves Italian food, you'll love it here!

La Famiglia Giorgio’s
Located next to Faneuil Hall, this cozy, yet trendy, dining establishment serves New England fare in the 2 story historic building. The menu includes clam chowder to start, then enjoy a lobster roll (chilled or hot), scallops or lobster mac and cheese. If seafood is not for you, they have burgers, pork loin or steak.

Upscale Dining:

 

No. 9 Park
Located in one of my favorite areas in Boston, this Beacon Hill eatery serves upscale French and Italian cuisine. The intimate setting would be a wonderful place for a date. The restaurant offers an al carte option or a tasting menu.

Ostra
For seafood lovers, check out Ostra, just south of Boston Commons. The contemporary restaurant serves Mediterranean seafood.

Koy
Koy serves upscale Korean fusion food near Faneuil Hall. The bright and open dining room will welcome you, as you enjoy dishes like Bibimbap or Bulgogi Marinated Beef.

Bricco
I love Boston's North End. The charm, the history, the people, it's a great place to explore. One thing that it has an abundance of, Italian food. Bricco's more contemporary setting serves Italian classics with a modern twist. The menu includes dishes like wild boar braised in red wine with porcini mushrooms and 7-Spice Murray's Brick Chicken.

Prezza
Homemade pastas and a cozy atmosphere welcome you to Prezza, a North End Italian dining option.

Dining with a View:

 

Top of the Hub
The Top of the Hub has the best views of the City from its location on the 52nd floor of the Prudential Center. The upscale setting makes this an ideal destination for a romantic evening.

Legal Harborside
Legal Harborside is a large, three floor restaurant right on Boston's waterfront. Each floor has a different concept. The first has a casual menu with seafood options, the second is a little more dressed up and the third floor is a promenade deck with a retractable roof.

75 on Liberty Wharf
75 on Liberty Wharf serves upscale regional fare in a modern atmosphere. The walls of windows allow for views of the water, while you enjoy a menu that is equally land and sea.

Unique Dining:

 

Miracle of Science
If you're over by MIT or visiting Harvard, stop into Miracle of Science. This fun establishment is a bar/restaurant that has a wide array of beers.

Cafe ArtScience
Located next to MIT, Café ArtScience applies some interesting takes on French cuisine.

Odyssey Boston Dinner Cruise
If you're in the mood for an adventure, try a dinner cruise in Boston Harbor. The cruise, a perfect experience for young and old, is a 3-hour, 3-course adventure! You'll be treated to amazing views while you dance the night away.

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