Dining out is much more pleasant than dining in—it's annoying to take turns role-playing waiter, and restaurants are much less likely to have Roombas underfoot. With today's Groupon, $25 gets you $50 worth of drinks and dining at Bina Osteria, a restaurant with great food and atmosphere.
When you've accidentally locked yourself out of the house, or forgotten where you live entirely, the sturdy tables and modern environment of Bina Osteria will welcome you like loving family. Located in the Downtown Crossing neighborhood, Bina holds the local hopscotch record and always brings the best food to the neighborhood block party. Its menu fuses style and taste with a swarm of eye-catching plates. For lunch, venture into the insalate with a salad of octopus, croutons, black olives, orange, and balsamic cream ($13) or go round with a prosciutto, arugula, and pecorino cheese pizza ($15). Dinner hour rings the dinner bell with dinners like the risotto with duck (with porcini mushrooms, $22) and the Tonno (roasted tuna filet with an oat flake crust, fennel cream, and blue figs; $27), which all go nicely with one of Bina's wines or cocktails.
After a long day at the office job, the dogs are walked, the fish are fed to the dogs, and the napkin's already tied around your neck. Your stomach is an intuitive creature. Treat it to a meal you wouldn't normally prepare for yourself, and enjoy that meal with silverware that's just as useful, albeit slightly different, from your own.
Boston Magazine writes that at Bina Osteria:
- you'll find some of the best-conceived and expertly executed plates in the city.
- From quick bites at the bar to multi-course meals in the formal dining room, to post-work cocktails on the recently opened patio and coffee and pastry at the adjacent BiNA alimentari, BiNA now truly offers something for everyone at any point during the day. – Richard Auffrey, The Passionate Foodie
- Food was delicious, wonderful open, airy contempoary space – OpenTable user who dined on 11/14/09
Chinatown / Leather District
581 Washington St
Boston, Massachusetts 02111Get Directions