For a blend of old world charm and cutting edge cooking, the gourmet pub fare at Stones Public House won't disappoint.
Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here.
Bring the whole clan to this restaurant — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here.
On warmer days, you can take advantage of Stones Public House's al fresco patio seating.
Free wireless Internet is also available at Stones Public House, so bring your tablet or laptop along.
Reserve a table ahead of time and avoid the lines.
Want to enjoy this restaurant without the wait? Get it to go.
The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Stones Public House to your next party or event.
Patrons will love the number of street and lot parking options close to Stones Public House.
Stones Public House offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists.
Dine in for dinner to see what the restaurant is all about, or feel free to swing by for breakfast or lunch.
So if you're a lover of all things gastropub, make a trip to Stones Public House.
Stop what you're doing and pay a visit to Stones Public House's restaurant today.
So next time you're hungry and want a casual meal, Stones Public House is the perfect destination for some good old fashioned food.
If you're seeking a highly-rated American restaurant in the area, look no further than Stones Public House.
Win her over on your next dinner date — Tomasso Trattoria is an ideal date spot for those who heart Italian cuisine.
Don't go thirsty during dinner! This restaurant also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more.
A great space for entertaining large parties, consider reserving the private room at Tomasso Trattoria for your next big event.
Happy hour at Tomasso Trattoria is filled with deals and steals.
Give the restaurant a call to reserve your table ahead of time.
Everyone will feel comfortable dining at Tomasso Trattoria, where business casual attire is standard.
Tomasso Trattoria is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering.
What's that you hear? It's carryout at this restaurant.
Tomasso Trattoria is located near a parking lot, which many diners take advantage of.
Fancy snacks do come at a higher price, but wow are they delicious.
Tomasso Trattoria happily accepts all major credit cards as a form of payment.
The restaurant's dinner menu receives the most attention, though breakfast and lunch are also options.
So come share a romantic meal at Tomasso Trattoria, where every classic Italian dish is prepared with amor.
For authentic and delicious Italian cuisine, look no further than the highly-rated Tomasso Trattoria.
Dress down for your next pizza party — Bill's Pizza and Restaurant serves a low-key slice.
G-free and low-fat are just a couple of examples, come here for a quick bite that will leave you feeling healthy.
At this pizzeria, everyone will find something they love — kids included!
Free wifi is on hand here as well.
For some fresh air during the non-winter months, dine outside on Bill's Pizza and Restaurant's patio.
Be prepared to raise your voice, though — the pizzeria can get noisy.
Bill's Pizza and Restaurant is first-come, first-served, so plan accordingly.
Bill's Pizza and Restaurant offers an informal dining experience for those who are allergic to jackets and ties.
Bill's Pizza and Restaurant prides itself in its delicious catering.
Ordering food? You can pick it up yourself!
At Bill's Pizza and Restaurant, you can park your car in seconds with the nearby street and lot parking options.
Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all on Bill's Pizza and Restaurant's menu — you can stop by whenever the moment's right for you.
With a casual atmosphere and great pizza, you can't go wrong by dining at Bill's Pizza and Restaurant.
Isn't it about time you stopped ordering just any old pizza place and went with Bill's Pizza and Restaurant?
Carbone's Restaurant in Hopkinton offers flavorful eats and tasty desserts.
Carbone's Restaurant trends toward lighter eating habits, so you won't find many dishes with animal products or gluten on the menu. Fare tends to be low in fat as well.
Take the kids along too — this restaurant is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love.
Carbone's Restaurant caters to all party sizes, both large and small.
Reserve a table in advance and steer clear of long wait times.
No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Carbone's Restaurant is ultra casual.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the diners at your next shindig.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
Need a break from the road? Public transportation is also convenient, with a popular stop at Southborough (Framingham/Worcester).
The parking lot next to the restaurant offers quick and free parking, allowing drivers to park with ease.
Prices at Carbone's Restaurant are moderate — most diners plunk down about $30 per meal.
Head on over to Carbone's Restaurant first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — Carbone's Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
For chow mein that's sure to impress, Dynasty Chinese Restaurant
serves top-rated fare.
Those with sensitive ears may want to stay away from this restaurant, though, as it can get quite loud.
You can't book your table ahead of time at Dynasty Chinese Restaurant, so show up early for your pick of tables.
Perfect for an after-work outing, Dynasty Chinese Restaurant won't require you to change outfits before dining as the dress here is super casual.
You can also grab your food to go.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the patrons at your next shindig.
Free parking is available right next door.
For great dishes that fall smack dab in the middle when it comes to price, Dynasty Chinese Restaurant is a reasonable option for diners of different budgets.
You can stop by at almost any time, since Dynasty Chinese Restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
For an upscale take on traditional Chinese cuisine, look no further than Dynasty Chinese Restaurant.
All the sweet and spicy flavors of Chinese cuisine await you at Dynasty Chinese Restaurant.
Hot cheesy goodness awaits your appetite at Town House of Pizza of Ashland — this pizza joint is the place to go for a serious five-star slice.
Feel satisfied but not stuffed with Town House of Pizza of Ashland's gluten-free and low-fat alternatives.
Be sure to show up for dinner a little early — Town House of Pizza of Ashland does not accept reservations.
Everyone will feel comfortable dining at Town House of Pizza of Ashland, where business casual attire is standard.
Turn your living room into a five-star restaurant with takeout or delivery from this pizzeria.
That's right! Town House of Pizza of Ashland will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Some people say that if you've had one pizza, you've had them all. Diners who've tried Town House of Pizza of Ashland's pizza say it is the absolute best.
When you don't feel like cooking dinner, pay Town House of Pizza of Ashland a visit and enjoy a hot and fresh pizza pie.
In Boston, a sunny day is not complete without a delicious meal or cocktail on the patio. Of course, man’s best friend loves the warm weather as well, but not every place allows pooches to hang out with the patrons. Here are three spots that have their welcome mats and doggie treats ready to go.
The Terrace at Tamo Bistro & Bar | 1 Seaport Ln.
All summer long, the Seaport Hotel’s Tamo Terrace welcomes furry friends for Cocktails and Canines, held on Wednesdays through August from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. They roll out the red carpet with plenty of fresh and organic dog treats, plus a delightful selection of human-only cocktails.
The Yard at the Liberty Hotel | 215 Charles St.
The Yard at the Liberty Hotel hosts Yappier Hour every Wednesday night from April through October. From 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., enjoy a cocktail from the full bar while your dog sips a pup-tini. A snack menu from Clink seals the deal, though the comfy couches certainly don’t hurt.
Flour Bakery + Cafe | 1595 Washington St.
Of course, it’s easy enough to create your own puppy picnic by taking advantage of the patio spaces all around Boston. Start the day off right with a latte and a sticky bun at the South End location of Flour, where dogs can sun out on the patio.
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This article is part of Amanda Maguire’s Vegan Guide to Boston, which profiles Boston’s best vegan products and businesses.
One of the biggest concerns in going vegan is the prospect of having to give up your favorite comfort foods: the baked macaroni and cheese, the burgers with all the toppings, the old-fashioned milk shakes too thick to drink with a straw.
Fear not, because Veggie Galaxy Diner & Vegan Bakery (450 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge) has you covered. Owned by Adam Penn, Veggie Galaxy serves up plant-based meals that will take you right back to your childhood. Well, assuming your childhood included delicious meals made from scratch, right down to the burger buns and ketchup. I paid a visit to Veggie Galaxy to chat with Penn about his epic diner food and what makes it so noteworthy.
GROUPON: What is Veggie Galaxy's best-selling menu item?
ADAM PENN: Our best-selling item since the beginning has been the Kendall Square Burger.
[Editor’s note: It’s a black-bean or mushroom-chickpea burger topped with beer-battered onion rings, roasted red pepper purée, roasted garlic mayo, and baby arugula.]
G: Could you tell us a little about the inspiration behind this dish and whether you initially expected it to be so popular?
AP: As a vegetarian/vegan diner, we knew from the beginning that there would always be some tension regarding … healthy food versus traditional comfort food. The Kendall Burger, topped with giant deep-fried onion rings, was our nod to the comfort food side of things, and it quickly became clear that that's what most of our customers are looking for. We still try to provide some healthy options as well, but most of our customers come to us because we're first and foremost a diner.
G: Are there any new menu additions you're particularly excited about? I noticed you offer Blue Plate Specials each week.
AP: Our most recent weekly Blue Plate Special is vegan chicken and waffles. It [was] a customer request a while back, and we finally got around to doing it. It's been more popular than we even imagined, so we extended it to a second week and are now planning to put it on our late-night menu. … We also recently added a Meatless Monday meatball sub, which is one of my personal favorites.
G: What makes Veggie Galaxy's food taste like home?
AP: Pretty much everything is prepared from scratch, including items that people at home would normally just buy from the grocery store, like our condiments, our seitan, and our burger buns. So, in our opinion, it's better than home.
G: Why did you opt to go plant-based with your menu and strictly vegan with your baked goods?
AP: The reasons for going vegetarian and vegan are pretty well known at this point, and it's not something we like to preach about. We're providing vegetarians and vegans the opportunity to enjoy classic diner foods without the meat. While we do have dairy and eggs on the menu, pretty much anything can be made vegan. We wanted to make sure vegans could enjoy our desserts, too, so we left the eggs and dairy out of those altogether.
G: What has been your best moment as a business owner at Veggie Galaxy?
AP: I don't know if I can point to one best moment. When we have a full dining room of happy customers, I can look back on all the effort that has been put in to get to this point and feel content in knowing that we're doing exactly what we set out to do.
G: When you're not making french toast stuffed with vanilla-nut vegan cream cheese, grilled corned-beef seitan reubens, and lemon meringue pie (my personal favorite), what are you cooking at home?
AP: Neither my wife nor I are really cooks. When we do cook, we keep it simple—herbed roasted vegetables over couscous is a favorite. I'm personally a big fan of pasta, so pasta and veggie meatballs are a favorite of mine. Though I have to admit that at home, as opposed to at the restaurant, we just buy the meatballs from the store.
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Photos: Aaron Scott
Though it had one of the quietest openings in recent history, Korean restaurant Seoul (156 Cambridge St.) is already making a name for itself. Its extensive menu of traditional Korean cuisine makes it a rarity for the area and a welcome addition to Beacon Hill.
Seoul has taken over the the space where Ma Soba used to be, and the owners obviously knew that major changes to the interior were just not needed. Still, the space somehow appears even larger than it did before, especially with floor-to-ceiling windows that push out to let in pleasant summer breezes. The decor is fresh and minimal, which keeps the spotlight on the food and its intricate flavors.
Seoul’s menu is divided into standard categories of appetizers and entrees, but it is written primarily in Korean with only the dish names translated into English. Luckily, the friendly, attentive servers are adept at guiding patrons through the menu and the different options available for each dish. To further customize each plate, banchan—a collection of small condiments—are delivered to each table and rotate for variety. My personal favorite was the kimchi, whose perfect blend of spice and tangy vinegar made it a great accompaniment to the already flavorful dishes.
To start, I had the scallion pancake, which was absolutely fantastic. Served on a cast-iron dish sizzling with heat, it was browned to perfection and chock-full of scallions for maximum flavor. The cake itself was light and not greasy despite its sizzle. The exterior was crunchy, while the insides were bursting with light onion flavor and gentle heat from the spicy kimchi that I elected to add. Personalization may be one of the best parts of this dish—you have the option to add different proteins or extra spice, if you so desire. I wanted to eat every single bite of this, and it’s enormous.
The japche quickly became another of my favorites here: vermicelli is stir-fried with lots of vegetables, soy sauce, and a bit of sweetness—and, in my case once again, some extra heat (though diners can also request it mild). As a spice lover, I thought it could have been a tad hotter, but it had a great kick that mingled with the umami and sweet flavors. The noodles were perfectly cooked and held the sauce well, whereas the vegetables and chicken (beef, tofu and seafood are also available) added textural contrasts to complete the dish.
With its large menu of traditional, customizable dishes, Seoul has been making its mark on the Boston restaurant scene as the new go-to spot for Korean food. Though it’s definitely still stretching its legs, I see great things for Seoul.
Fiona’s rating: 3.5/5 stars
Good for: date night, family dinner, lunch, spice lovers, adventurous eaters
Alcohol: beer and wine only
Outdoor seating: no
Photos by Fiona Coxe