At Chen Yang Li Chinese Restaurant in Bedford, guests can sample the Chinese menu and choose from numerous highly-rated options.
Both low-fat and gluten-free menu items are offered at Chen Yang Li Chinese Restaurant.
Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here.
Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at this restaurant, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining.
Big family? No problem. Bring the whole gang to Chen Yang Li Chinese Restaurant.
This restaurant's most sought after items include Frog Legs, Coconut Shrimp, Five Spices Shrimp, Hong Kong Mussels, and Calamari With Salt and Black Pepper.
Planning a special night? Call ahead to reserve a table.
Put the suit away when heading to Chen Yang Li Chinese Restaurant — dress is casual, as are the vibes.
Short on time? Don't wait for a driver — pick it up yourself.
Can't get enough of Chen Yang Li Chinese Restaurant's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Don't leave the car at home when you come in. We'll give you one of the great spaces in our parking lot. And for free.
Dining at Chen Yang Li Chinese Restaurant will set you back about $30 per person on average.
If you're more of an evening diner, you're in luck. Though all three meals are served, the restaurant's dinner menu will blow you away.
For an upscale take on traditional Chinese cuisine, look no further than this restaurant.
Discover all your new favorite Chinese dishes at Chen Yang Li Chinese Restaurant today.
Big tastes abound at Carrabba's Italian Grill, and Italian-fare enthusiasts can't stop talking about the five-star menu.
At Carrabba's Italian Grill, gluten-free and healthy eaters will appreciate the well-crafted menu items.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at this restaurant won't disappoint.
The whole family can enjoy a meal at this restaurant with its kid-friendly fare.
Carrabba's Italian Grill has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties.
Wireless Internet access is just a click away at Carrabba's Italian Grill.
Cut out wait times and book a table ahead of time.
Carrabba's Italian Grill is a casual spot to dine, so don't worry about being underdressed.
The food is prepared and packaged, just waiting for your pickup.
Can't get enough of Carrabba's Italian Grill's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Take advantage of the free parking next door to Carrabba's Italian Grill.
Carrabba's Italian Grill provides ample space for bikers to store their bikes.
Dining at Carrabba's Italian Grill will set you back about $30 per person on average.
Treat yourself to breakfast, lunch, and dinner all in one place
the restaurant offers three main meals a day, though dinner is the real winner.
High-quality Italian food awaits you at Carrabba's Italian Grill!
You'll definitely be wowed by the A+ renditions of classic Italian dishes served up at Carrabba's Italian Grill.
Outback Steakhouse in Bedford offers a wide selection of prime steak choices, including sirloin and filet mignon.
Outback Steakhouse is our corner of happy and healthy with rich flavors and bold ingredients.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at this restaurant won't disappoint.
Parents appreciate this restaurant's kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults.
Parties of any size can easily be seated at Outback Steakhouse.
A relatively loud restaurant, this is not the place for a quiet night out.
Reservations are not accepted at Outback Steakhouse, so you may encounter a crowd during rush hours.
Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Outback Steakhouse in jeans and a hoodie.
At this restaurant, you can work your arms a little. Pick up the food yourself and carry it out.
Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Outback Steakhouse for their catering services.
Save some cash on parking when you park in the lot adjacent to the restaurant.
Travel by bike to Outback Steakhouse and store your bike at a nearby rack.
Want top-notch taste for less than top-dollar prices? Outback Steakhouse s mid-range cuisine is sure to satisfy on both fronts, where pennies stretch into perfectly seasoned platters.
For a great steak at a great price, look no further than the highly-rated Outback Steakhouse.
What is American food? Cuisine that is delicious and perfect for any occasion. Come grab some at The Village Trestle.
The Village Trestle features a wide variety of flavorful low-fat and gluten-free eats.
Enjoy a drink with your dinner — this restaurant has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more.
The Village Trestle puts the happy in happy hour.
Sit outside at The Village Trestle and soak up the sun on those nice summer days.
Check email, shop online, or get the latest game scores on The Village Trestle's free wifi.
It's best to call ahead for a table as the restaurant can get packed.
No need to gussy up for a trip to The Village Trestle, where patrons dress for comfort and fun.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
Bring the The Village Trestle's great food to your place.
We're not like any other place. We've prepared parking onsite for you.
The Village Trestle offers various parking options, including bike parking.
The Village Trestle serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
When you're looking for a bite of the classics, you know there's no better place than The Village Trestle.
The Village Trestle has been highly-rated by restaurant-goers, so stop by today and see what the hype is about.
Come to IHOP to grab an American classic with a side of fries.
IHOP is serving up not just healthy gluten-free meals but tasty gluten-free meals.
Got kids? No problem at IHOP! This restaurant is a fantastic spot for families to dine together.
Guests may have a hard time conversing, as the restaurant is rather noisy.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from this restaurant.
Throwing a big party? Count on IHOP to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
At IHOP, diners will receive complimentary parking at the lot next door.
Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near IHOP.
For food that tastes like a million bucks, IHOP s got you covered for a fraction of the price.
The restaurant is known for its showstopper brunch, but they also offer lunch and dinner.
Lunch and dinner are easy as pie (and you might as well get a slice) at the delicious IHOP.
Find something for anyone at any time with American food from IHOP.
McDonald's is known for its quick service and mouthwatering burgers.
Bring the whole family to this restaurant, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms.
McDonald's is a local restaurant that accommodates both large and small groups.
Need to catch up on some work or the latest news? Get online at McDonald's with their complimentary wifi.
Arrive fashionably early for your pick of tables — the restaurant does not accept reservations.
The food's ready when you are. Come on in or carry out.
The restaurant is within walking distance to a number of parking options.
Make use of the luxurious bike racks at McDonald's.
Stop by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner — McDonald's serves up all three meals.
Remember McDonald's next time you're craving a hearty burger in seconds flat. A quick delicious meal is right around the corner.
So stop by McDonald's and enjoy a quick and delicious meal before your next meeting.
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