Restaurants in Boston

Up to 40% Off Dinner at Ecco Restaurant and Martini Bar

East Boston

$81.50 $49

(147)

Plates of goat cheese and beet salad or grilled-eggplant caprese paired with pan-seared salmon or braised short rib

50% Off Dinner at Basho Japanese Brasserie

Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood

$30 $15

(326)

Signature sushi rolls and modern Japanese cuisine prepared before diners' eyes

Half Off Jamaican Cuisine at Lorenz Island Kuisine

Codman Square - East Codman Hill

$10 $5

Jerk chicken, curry goat, and plantains served in a warmly lit eatery with Jamaican flair

$5 for Lunch at Savin Hill Bar & Kitchen

Columbia Point

$10 $5

The food and decor strike a balance between upscale and comfortable at this restaurant where crab cakes and fried chicken get equal billing

Up to 53% Off at Bukhara Indian Bistro

Jamaica Hills - Pond

$57 $28

(251)

Menu of northern and southern Indian cuisine with tandoori chicken, lamb-stuffed dosas, and curries

Up to 56% Off Indian Meal at Mela

South End

$71 $32

(349)

Enlisting a traditional tandoor oven, housemade cheese, and Indian spices, chefs whip up classic Indian staples with varying spice levels

Half Off Pizza, Paninis, and Roll-Ups at Angora Café

Coolidge Corner

$10 $5

(151)

Cooks at European-style café focus on Mediterranean and Italian flavors in dishes such as hummus-filled roll-ups and meatball-topped pizzas

Half Off Turkish Cuisine at Saray Restaurant

Coolidge Corner

$30 $15

(58)

Lamb, seafood, and vegetarian entrees come together in Turkish menu of kebabs, salads, and soups; full menu is valid for lunch option

Up to 43% Off New American Dinner at Masona Grill

West Roxbury Center

$78 $45

(247)

New American cuisine with an international flair, such as tender beef short ribs, crispy eggplant romana, and pan roasted cod catalan

50% Off Farm-Fresh Food at Fenmore American Bistro

Boston

$40 $20

(15)

Chefs create American favorites, such as grilled salmon and pastrami reubens, with local produce and ethically raised meats

Up to 50% Off at Ghazal Indian Cuisine

Jamaica Hills - Pond

$25 $14

(123)

Authentic Indian dishes with a contemporary twist

42% Off Indian Cuisine at Chutneys

Multiple Locations

$5 $2.92

(148)

Innovative Indian fast food made to order with plenty of vegetarian options; naninis, rice bowls, and paratha wraps

Up to Half Off Italian Cuisine at Filippo Ristorante

North End

$35 $20

(101)

Owners who spend part of the year in Sulmona, Italy, treat taste buds to the region's cuisine, including pasta, seafood, and veal dishes

50% Off Mediterranean Fare at Cafe Hemshin

Downtown

$7.50 $3.75

(5)

Sample Turkish and Mediterranean favorites such as lamb kebabs, hummus, tabouleh, and Greek salads

Up to 50% Off Dominican Cuisine at Merengue

Boston

$30 $15

(112)

Fried pork skins, gumbo, mashed plantains, and red-snapper fillets served inside eatery with colorful Dominican artwork

Up to 50% Off Puerto Rican Cuisine at Vejigantes Restaurant

Boston

$30 $15

(107)

Cordon Bleu–trained chef’s authentic Puerto Rican dishes attract notable guests such as David Ortiz and Elizabeth Warren

Up to 51% Off at Takemura Japanese Restaurant

Harvard Square

$42.85 $21

(144)

Sushi chefs craft everything fresh; original rolls include the deep-fried pumpkin roll and the grilled-salmon roll

Up to 51% Off at José's Mexican Restaurant

Cambridge

$35 $17

(327)

Classic Mexican dishes include a kaleidoscope of tacos, tamales made by the chef's mother, and specialty margaritas

Up to 52% Off Meal for Two or Four at Passage to India

Porter Square

$51.86 $25

(110)

For 25 years, this Indian restaurant has embraced millennia-old techniques to craft classic northern and southern Indian cuisine

Half Off Mediterranean-Inspired Cuisine at The Sunset Cafe

Cambridge

$30 $15

(28)

Mediterranean-inspired dishes such as stewed rabbit, lobster with Portuguese fries, and seafood risotto

50% Off Brazilian Barbecue at Midwest Grill

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

(299)

Waiters rotate around tables with unlimited servings of beef sirloin, brazilian sausage, and lamb at the churrascaria

45% Off Mexican Food at El Potro

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

Festive eatery serves sizzling fajitas, fish and pork tacos, steaks, and chicken enchiladas alongside live mariachi band on weekends

404 Tapas Bar and Lounge – Up to 50% Off

Brookline

$40 $20

(5)

Eclectic small plates such as tempura cauliflower, chicken eggrolls, and andouille sausage clams

50% Off Mediterranean Dinner at Kayam Restaurant

Coolidge Corner

$30 $15

Rosemary-braised lamb shank, seafood stew, and rustic flatbreads topped with shrimp or spicy chicken

Crepes with Drinks at Paris Creperie

Coolidge Corner

$33.50 $24.79

(423)

Sweet and savory crepes prepared in the Parisian tradition pair with smoothies, Nutella chocolate drinks, and leaf teas

Up to 50% Off Asian-Fusion Cuisine at Shanghai Social Club

Commonwealth

$20 $10

Stylish lounge where an old-fashioned, speakeasy vibe meets tiki bar; try the lemongrass lobster roll or wok-roasted mussels

Up to 50% Off Persian Cuisine at Khayyam Restaurant

Coolidge Corner

$30 $15

(77)

Skewers of thinly sliced beef and lamb accompany cornish hens slowly roasted over an open fire

50% Off Italian Food at Volare Revere

Downtown Revere

$30 $15

Fig and pancetta pizza and seafood pasta prepared by a native Sicilian chef at a restaurant with complimentary valet parking on weekends

Up to 46% Off Italian-American Cuisine at Sebastian's on Broadway

Revere

$60 $35

(78)

Pastas, seafood, and steak made with local ingredients and set to live cabaret performers every Thursday night

40% Off at Maplewood Coffee Shop & Ice Cream

Maplewood

$5 $3

Ice cream parlor and bakery serves up a variety of pasties, muffins, freshly brewed cofffee, and sandwiches

Up to 50% Off Reimagined Diner Food at The Medford Square Diner

Medford

$20 $11

(5)

Classic greasy spoon items, such as reubens or steak sandwiches, mingle with modern dishes, including avocado, pear, and goat cheese omelet

Up to 50% Off Italian Cuisine at Pastalina's Restaurant

Medford

$50 $25

(56)

Flavorful dishes from southern Italy's Avellino region include pasta, chicken cacciatore, and veal saltimbocca

45% Off Traditional Italian Pizza at Wellington's Pizzeria

Downtown Medford

$20 $11

(24)

Traditional italian pizzas topped with made-to-order items such as homemade meatballs, hand-breaded eggplant, and fresh vegetables.

Half Off Italian Food at Grappa Restaurant

East Watertown

$30 $15

Chefs draw from the owner's family recipes to make chicken saltimbocca in marsala-wine sauce, fettuccine bolognese, and stuffed mushrooms

40% Off Italian American Cuisine at The Talk

Downtown Watertown

$50 $30

(110)

Chef Billy Holt prepares housemade pasta, steak, and seafood served in elegant dining area with black-and-white photos

52% Off Chinese Food at Quincy Dynasty

North Quincy

$25 $12

Chinese food made with fresh, natural ingredients, such as scallions, star anise, black beans, and cilantro

48% Off at Kagawa Sushi Bar & Restaurant

Quincy Center

$48.35 $25

Pairs share bowls of miso soup, an appetizer, and a trio of sushi rolls

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Quincy Center

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Up to 50% Off Brazilian Steakhouse Fare at Spettu's Steakhouse

Quincy Center

$30 $15

(16)

Servers carve slices of spit-roasted lamb, chicken, and beef from skewers tableside

Half Off at Sushi Box

Waltham

$30 $15

(104)

Eatery praised by the Boston Phoenix cooks up Korean-style beef ribs, pad thai, and specialty sushi rolls

50% Off Sushi and Contemporary Asian Cuisine at Ponzu

South Side

$30 $15

Red Sox maki made from eel and king crab, Four Season roll packed with tuna and avocado tempura, and spicy curry chicken over coconut rice

Up to 33% Off at New Mother India

Waltham

$58 $39

(86)

Multi-course dinner for two or four with samosas, soups, entrees, flatbreads, dessert, and more

Boston Restaurant Guide

Boston may be known for its seafood, but it also has a lot more to offer to anyone willing to venture outside of their own neighborhood for a meal. The exciting cultural variety in the city is put on display in many ethnic Boston restaurants. With the diversity of cuisine available, it is possible to travel the world by plate without ever leaving the city.

Pasta E. Pomodoro in Boston's North End offers authentic Italian dishes that cannot be found on the menus of more commercialized Italian joints. An example is Pollo Ripienoa, which is a breaded chicken breast scattered with mushrooms, asiago cheese and prosciutto and served with garlic mashed potatoes and a shiitake Marsala wine sauce. Pomodoro also serves a variety of appetizers and desserts to complete any hearty Italian meal.

Get a taste of the Mediterranean while dining in Boston with a meal at Oleana Restaurant. Located in the Inman Square neighborhood, Oleana is known for its Turkish fare. For appetizers, order the chickpea crepe with a cinnamon aioli, a speciality of the house. For entrees, the restaurant is best known for its lamb steak cooked in Turkish spices and served with a fava bean moussaka. Make sure to save room for dessert and end the meal with one of Oleana's specialty ice creams. The cocoa-rose ice cream served with date-rose truffles is a very popular choice.

A guide to dining in Boston is never complete without a seafood restaurant on the list. End the experience with cuisines from around the world with a meal at the famous Neptune Oyster in the North End. Choose from classics like New England Clam chowder or try something more unique to the area like steamed Wellfleet Littleneck clams in a sauce of wine and garlic. The Neptune Oyster is also well known for its raw bar that is always stocked with fresh shellfish and stays open well past the dinner hour.

True Boston food is a multi-ethnic blend of cuisines that locals can sample from each night. When considering what to have for dinner, be adventurous and try some of the more unusual dining options that Boston restaurants located throughout the city have to offer.

With the diversity of cuisine available, it is possible to travel the world by plate without ever leaving the city.
 

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No, he wasn't born in Sicily. In fact—according to a 2011 article in the Boston Globe—Doug Ferriman started out in the pizza business without even knowing how to make dough. But he learned fast, besting 120 competitors and two Italian chefs to take second place at the International Pizza Challenge later that year. Ferriman is also one of only two people to have won the International Pizza Expo's Pizza of the Year honor more than once, in 2004 and 2007, according to trade magazine Pizza Today. Finally, in the 2013 competition, Ferriman won first in the non-traditional category in the northeast region.

Today, Ferriman brings his dough tossing know-how to Crazy Dough's Pizza, which he co-owns with his wife, Melissa. Their labor-of-love-turned-small-business-success-story, which has been documented in media outlets such as the Boston Business Journal, can be explained by their commitment to quality ingredients and diverse recipes. Their chefs start with a solid pizza foundation of North Dakota flour, vine-ripened California plum tomatoes, and Wisconsin cheese. Next, they transform raw dough into three pizza types: pan-baked, rectangular sicilian pies; hearty brick-oven rounds; or their specialty fire-grilled pizzas, cooked to a crispy, smoky finish on an open-flame hickory grill.

Finally, guests can choose from a huge selection of off-the-wall toppings and signature combinations, such as cheeseburger bacon or potato bacon cheddar. The shops also attract guests with $5 Pabst Blue Ribbon pitchers, calzones, and Crazy Dough Bowls—salads whose bread-bowl exterior can be eaten or worn as a savory hat.

2201 Commonwealth Ave
Brighton,
MA
US

No matter what country her family was living in at the time, Longteine “Nyep” De Monteiro—the wife of a Cambodian diplomat—always heard the same thing when she served dinner at one of her lavish parties: “This is so good! You should open a restaurant!” It wasn't until the rise of the Khmer Rouge forced Longteine and her family to relocate to America that she began to seriously entertain the idea. Longteine finally opened The Elephant Walk in 1991, where she filled the menu with a mélange of her favorite Cambodian and French recipes.

Since then, Longteine’s daughter Nasda and her son-in-law Gerard Lopez helped her expand The Elephant Walk to three locations. All three Elephant Walks separate their kitchens into French and Cambodian preparation lines, each staffed with chefs adept at both traditional and contemporary dishes. Each dish makes meticulous use of flavorful, wholesome ingredients such as ripe plum tomatoes, fresh tuna, Vermont goat cheese, and organic tofu. The Elephant Walk also serves up a host of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free variants.

The Elephant Walk loves to feed the mind as much as the mouth. During its regularly scheduled Cafe Science series, Brandeis professors deliver compelling lectures on a variety of topics from the Large Hadron Collider to explaining why science alone cannot turn water into chocolate milk. The restaurant has since given upwards of $200,000 to local, national, and international nonprofit organizations fighting poverty.

900 Beacon St
Boston,
MA
US

Yes, you can hear the cheers of Red Sox fan's during a home game at Jerry Remy's Sports Bar & Grill at Fenway. And the park's right field wall is easily viewed from a spacious rooftop deck. But the interior is what really reminds you that you're dining at the brainchild of the Sox's beloved announcer and former second baseman. Katharine Q. Seelye of The New York Times said in a 2010 article, "The most striking feature inside the restaurant is the view—on television. Two outsize high-definition televisions, measuring 11 feet long and costing $225,000 each, hang above the bar." The "screen monsters" make you wonder if you've stumbled onto the floor of the New York Stock Exchange or a spaceship control-deck manned by extraterrestrial sports fans. If you can't find a seat near the bar, there are 30 60-inch high-def televisions scattered throughout the pub.

Jerry Remy's generously portioned menu has caught as much attention as its collection of huge TVs. Robert Nadeau of the Boston Phoenix said, "Most of the scoring on this menu comes out of a Texas-style barbecue smoker," citing the authentic taste of the beef brisket and the juiciness of the smoked half-chicken. Bella English of the Boston Globe agreed that the large smoker located in the parking lot makes “succulent brisket, ribs, and chicken,” and reported that the huge desserts "must be seen to be believed."

1265 Boylston St
Boston,
MA
US

It was 1978. A college dropout and a failed medical-school applicant had just brought together their combined life savings to rent an old gas station. Their plan was to resurrect the empty station and open their own restaurant. Their specialty: ice cream. So begins the story of legendary entrepreneurs Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, who are better known across the globe as Ben & Jerry. Their small, old-fashioned ice-cream parlor eventually became a Burlington, Vermont favorite, and before long, shops popped up all over the U.S. and in 25 other countries. Their brand easily attracted customers––homemade ice cream churned from wholesome, natural ingredients and blended into creative flavors. Some of their popular scoops include Cherry Garcia, Chunky Monkey, and Coffee Caramel Buzz.

Since infusing their first rich and creamy batches of ice cream with natural chunks of fruit, nuts, candies, and cookies, Ben and Jerry have also operated with a commitment to improve the quality of life locally, nationally, and internationally. They practice sustainable food production and business practices that respect the earth and environment. Ben & Jerry’s cartons are made from FSC-certified paper, which comes from forests that are managed for the protection of wildlife, and waste from Ben & Jerry’s plants generates energy to power farms. The company works tirelessly to reduce its carbon emissions; it strongly encourages customers to eat their ice cream in the darkest dark.

20 Park Plz
Boston,
MA
US

Gray-hulled naval ships sit stoically by weathered docks, as sailboats and yachts dart to and fro in graceful traffic. The tide ebbs and flows around islands, piers, and against harbor walls under the Boston skyline. Hestia Cruises' four ships glide among this nautical throng, carving wakes across the busy waters on seasonal cruises in the morning, afternoon, at sunset, or under the light of the moon. As the classic 1948 motor yacht Full Moon rumbles through the water, on-board tour guides divulge facts about harbor history and point out ideal landmarks to photograph. The ship's open decks host passengers for sightseeing tours, and its staff also guides morning cruises with massage services or yoga classes, evening voyages with wine and whiskey tastings, and photo-shoot cruises.

Captains also ferry visitors past harbor sights on an EPA-acclaimed private catamaran or the 32-foot Catalina sailboat Hestia, where passengers can help pull lines, unfurl the main sail, and make a mix-tape of sea shanties. They also pilot a rigid inflatable boat—built to Navy Seal specifications—for adventures to far ends of the harbor at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour. The speedy craft lies low to the water, letting passengers feel the harbor's salty spray while hunched securely on saddle-style jockey seats.

1 Seaport Ln
Boston,
MA
US

Growing up across the street from the historical North End building where Villa Francesca now stands, Guglielmo Ranauro never guessed that he'd open a restaurant in 1976 and name it after his beloved mother. Ranauro was inspired by her traditional cooking and wanted to create a place where other people could get an authentic taste of Italy.

Today, Ranauro has handed over the family legacy to longtime manager and protégé Tomas Salmeron. Salmeron and his culinary team continue to follow those classic recipes, turning fresh-caught fruits of the sea into a daily seafood prix fixe menu. Furthermore, they transform chicken, lamb, steak, and veal into dishes you might find while strolling through a Tuscan piazza or steering a one-person submarine down a Venetian canal. The eatery’s extensive wine list, which includes 140 Italian and international varieties, earned a 2012 Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator. Even the ambiance points diners in the direction of Italy: tin ceilings and stained-glass accents add Old-World nostalgia, and the exposed-brick walls are anchored by Romanesque archways and paintings of bustling village scenes.

150 Richmond St
Boston,
MA
US