Certain activities that become tedious over time, but dining across Boston will never be one of them. Beantown attracts incredibly talented chefs and even more epicurean obsessed diners, making it quite the foodie town, so to speak. Fall, in particular, is a popular time to be out and about tasting all the things and savoring every last drop of the crisp, cool climate.
Where to Eat in Boston
For those of you headed to Boston this autumn, here’s a quick guide on where to enjoy fall flavors and excellent ambiances.
Restaurants in Boston come and go relatively quickly, with ample competition it takes a lil’ something special to make it in this town. Stephanie’s has always had that something, having been a neighborhood favorite since 1994. One of the main charms at Stephanie’s is the ever-changing seasonal menu filled with a constant array of new delights. Aside from the cuisine, the main draw is the elegant patio perfect for basking in the cool fall air.
One of our favorite for sustainable and hyper-seasonal aware menus. Much of the menu is inspired by the on-site Freight Farm hydroponic garden, so everything you’ll eat this fall is aligned with what’s in season! At Cultivar you can taste everything from lobster rolls to snail toast.
Abe & Louie’s
The Jury’s in, and it’s unanimous when craving a steak the most delicious to be had are found at Abe & Louie’s. Impeccable service and delectable deserts add to the experience, and we know you won’t be disappointed.
This modern meze-style Meditteranean seafood restaurant ideally situated in Boston’s Back Bay is too delicious for words. With an excellent people-watching patio, big inviting windows and a pleasant ambiance, Porto satisfies on every level. We can’t get enough of the Meze board, but truly there’s no way to go wrong on this menu.
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With offerings such as Wagyu beef dumplings and lobster fried rice, plus an entire selection of sashimi and nigiri, your taste buds will be on flavor overdrive and loving every bite at UNI. The Korean rice cakes are simply divine, and you should absolutely order a sake cocktail.
Shakshuka with lamb meatballs, need we say more? A great brunch spot with five locations across town to choose from. Tatte is a bakery and cafe and may even charm you enough to stay a few days longer!
How does one begin to choose where to nosh on New England seafood? With an abundance of choices, it is a challenging task, which is why we’ll give you a hint: Saltie Girl. Keep in mind, there are no reservations here so you may have to wait awhile, yet we guarantee its worth it. The raw bar is where many of Saltie Girl’s accolades come from, of which there are many!
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Boston and everything Italian go together better than PB&J. If the thriving Italian population and the relatively new Eataly weren’t indicators, the array of Italian restaurants might be a hint. Similar to narrowing down seafood choices, narrowing down Italian restaurant choices is quite the task. Once again, we’re here to rescue you with the suggestion of Pomodoro, a quaint spot popular among Bostonians, and one of the few places that won’t accept plastic, cash only folks.
By no means is Boston, or the east coast in general, known for its stellar Mexica fare, but Casa Romero is decidedly authentic and delicious, and has been for 25 years. Tucked away in an alley, Casa Romero is surprisingly cozy and bright, two descriptors that equally match the flavors of each dish.
The Courtyard Restaurant at the Boston Public Library
Everything about the Boston Public Library is quintessentially Boston and worldly all at once. The Courtyard Restaurant does an excellent job of mirroring that experience within the menu. Clotted cream, scones, afternoon tea, fashion shows, delectable cocktails, and more are offered regularly at The Courtyard. It’s always a lovely experience, all around!
One of Boston’s shining attributes is its walkability and public transit options. There’s no need to rent a car, for those visiting, and in fact, life is much easier in the city without one. Many of the city’s most delicious restaurants are within range of Copley Square and the historic Back Bay. Set up your headquarters at Copley Square Hotel, and then galavant from one dining establishment to the next, filling your bellies, hearts, and spirits with the flavors and joy of the city.