Boston Dining

From fresh seafood to Italian cuisine, Boston has something for everyone. But the local Boston cuisine emphasizes seafood. Contemporary Boston cuisine is robust, even gutsy, in character, with assertive flavors that build on solid Yankee ingredients while drawing on the city's strong Mediterranean heritage for garnishes and seasoning. As befits one of the country's oldest fishing ports, Boston is also distinguished for the quality of its seafood.

Also, Boston is affectionately known as "Beantown" because beans baked in molasses was a favorite colonial food. Durgin-Park (340 Faneuil Hall Marketplace) is one of only a few restaurants in town where you can still find Boston baked beans. Durgin-Park serves traditional "Yankee" cooking, the waitresses are famously (yet selectively) boorish, and everyone eats at communal tables. Durgin-Park is yet another Boston spot that can help you find the true "local" experience.

Lucca
226 Hanover St., Boston, MA
617-742-9200
This north end restaurant serves the standard italian fare with good pastas and pizzas. There are also some interesting options like the grilled salmon with tomatoes. The restaurant's big windows look out on Hanover Street. The sultry music, Italian granite floors, and candlelit interior combine to create a relaxing atmosphere. Whether you are coming in for a relaxing dining experience, a productive business dinner, or later in the evening for cocktails and to sample the late night menu, you will definitely be won over by Lucca's charm and elegant ambiance.

Red Sky Restaurant & Lounge
16-18 North Street, Boston, Ma 02109
617-742-3333
Located in FaneuilHall neighborhood, Red Sky features an upscale atmosphere for lunch, dinner, late night eats, dancing and functions. Signature items include Pepper Crusted Ahi Tuna and Crispy Coconut Shrimp Skewers. The warm, inviting, relaxing atmosphere is complimented by friendly, professional, attractive servers. The food is great, with large portions at competitive prices.

Silvertone Bar & Grill
69 Bromfield Street/Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108
617-338-7887
Silvertone is said to be one of the finest drinking and dining establishments in Boston. Comfort food and great wine at reasonable prices, outstanding service both on the floor and behind the bar, and a crack staff of Managers that always makes you feel "first class". This place has it all.

Jumbo Seafood
7 Hudson St, Boston, MA
617-542-2823
Jumbo Seafood is one of the largest restaurants in Boston's Chinatown. The Jumbo Shrimp steamed with wine and fresh garlic is representative of Jumbo's fresh, clean cuisine. The kitchen's ability to get seafood from tank to skillet in no time flat makes a noticeable difference in the quality of the cuisine. The Hong Kong-style menu boasts everything from standard favorites like shrimp to exotic dishes based around sea snails.

Aujourd'hui
200 Boylston St, Four Seasons Hotel, Boston, MA 02116
617-351-2037
This sophisticated restaurant offers eclectic French fare and views of the Boston Public Gardens. Representative offerings include butternut squash and lobster bisque, seared black sea bass, and roasted tenderloin of venison. Also available is a fixed menu wherein each course is paired with a complementary vintage. Also highly regarded is Aujourd'hui's Sunday brunch, an impressive affair with carving stations, cheese and seafood displays, and a stunning buffet that features dishes like seafood crêpes, Peking duck, smoked bacon and chocolate waffles. The place is great, so is the food; the wonderful service, and the staff makes you feel right at home.