With a stay at Concord's Colonial Inn in Concord, you'll be in the historical district and minutes from Concord Visitors Center and close to Walden Pond. This romantic hotel is within close proximity of Orchard House and The Wayside.
Make yourself at home in one of the 56 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring CD players and flat-screen televisions. Windows open to city and garden views. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature makeup/shaving mirrors and designer toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take in the views from a garden and make use of amenities such as concierge services and gift shops/newsstands. This hotel also features shopping on site, wedding services, and a fireplace in the lobby.
Satisfy your appetite at one of the hotel's 4 restaurants. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and business services. Planning an event in Concord? This hotel has 3045 square feet (283 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center, conference/meeting rooms, and small meeting rooms. Free parking is available onsite.
The French-Asian duality of AKA Bistro is practically embedded in its founders? DNA. Christian Touche made his way behind the scenes of upscale restaurants in France and Switzerland when still a teenager. His Honolulu-born business partner, Executive Chef Chris Chung, grew up in the rich culinary climate of Macao, a former Portuguese colony on the coast of China, before returning to Hawaii to study sushi.
Touche's and Chung's paths converged thanks to Boston dining superstar Kenneth Oringer. Touche was working at Clio and Chung was working at Uni when the two met. At AKA Bistro, they've transported the upscale ingredients and techniques of both establishments to a less-formal dining space that's a study in openness, with plentiful windows channeling light onto long tables and comfy booths. The dining room opens onto the kitchen, where guests might catch a glimpse of chefs drawing out flavor and color from sashimi plates of tuna, salmon, and lobster by glazing them with aromatic sauces and topping them with seasonal accents such as compressed Asian pear or black garlic vinaigrette. "There's plenty of imagination, but Chung knows when to back off and let the fish's flavor come through," Boston magazine remarked of the Japanese side of the menu.
The sounds of sizzling might herald French courses such as hand-cut beef tartare or escargots served with bacon and an herb-tinged butter jus. And like the preceding courses, desserts change nightly and display a careful orchestration of color and flavor. In the strawberry-rhubarb genoise with crème fraîche, for instance, bits of red fruit pop against the garnish of a single violet petal. The fusion of warm and cool continues even off the plate: a patio welcomes guests to dine outdoors much of the year, thanks to heat lamps and rainclouds' aversion to ruining a good plate of steak frites.
Hot cheesy goodness awaits your appetite at Milano's Pizza — this pizza joint is the place to go for a serious five-star slice.
This place will leave you feeling satisfied no matter what kind of dietary needs you have.
Round out your meal with a little tipple — this pizzeria has a terrific drink list, including beer, wine, and more.
This pizzeria welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family.
Milano's Pizza is a fine restaurant for those with large and small parties.
Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Milano's Pizza in jeans and a hoodie.
Take the comfort of your own home and add great grub from Milano's Pizza to create the perfect night.
You've heard correctly. This pizzeria offers both delivery or carryout.
Free parking is available right next door.
Cyclists will also appreciate the plentiful space to lock up their bikes outside the pizzeria.
Chow down on breakfast, lunch, or dinner fare at Milano's Pizza — they're open for all three meals.
For talk-of-the-town pizza, Milano's Pizza is your pizzeria. Stop by for a slice or two and judge the ratings for yourself.
For a low-key yet delicious pizza experience, people can't stop talking about the pies at Milano's Pizza. Swing by for a quick bite next time pizza's on the agenda.
Milano's Pizza serves up great pieces of pizza in an even better atmosphere for entertaining you and your gang.
So head on over to Milano's Pizza and order a pizza filled with all of your favorite yummy toppings.
For a quick and easy bite to eat, Constantly Pizza is known for its piping hot pizza.
Gluten-free and low-fat are not one in the same, but this place serves them both.
This pizzeria is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along.
Al fresco eating options are also available at Constantly Pizza, which presents a lovely patio seating area for warmer months.
Constantly Pizza is a prime location to dine with a group.
Cut out wait times and book a table ahead of time.
Constantly Pizza's guests are no strangers to casual clothing, and sneakers are spotted around every corner.
The pizzeria has catering services as well.
You might have thought your order was a tough decision, but you still have one more. Delivery or carryout?
Constantly Pizza's diners can park in a nearby lot or on the street.
Constantly Pizza offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists.
Treating yourself doesn't mean breaking the bank, come taste the great dishes Constantly Pizza has to offer.
Constantly Pizza offers a wide variety of payment options, including payment by major credit card.
Constantly Pizza provides morning, afternoon, and evening service, so you can easily find time to dine.
So kick back, relax, and indulge in one of the tasty signature pizzas that Constantly Pizza has to offer.
If you're looking for the hottest pies in town, you'll want to place your order in quick to Constantly Pizza.
So give your taste buds a delicious dose of Italian cooking from Constantly Pizza today.
Who's hungry? Step up to the big leagues at Makris Lobster and Steak House, where each and every steak packs a five-star punch.
Grab the kids when you head to this restaurant — its family-oriented menu and ambience are perfect for the whole clan.
Open air seating is ready for diners at Makris Lobster and Steak House when the weather is warm.
Make a reservation to ensure your night goes according to schedule.
Spruce up your look...but not too much! Makris Lobster and Steak House's style is business casual, so formal wear should be left on the hanger.
Call Makris Lobster and Steak House for catering if you have a big event coming up.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
For no extra charge, diners can park in the connecting lot.
Makris Lobster and Steak House is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
Checks are bigger than average at the restaurant, so prepare your wallet.
Spend your morning, afternoon, or evening at Makris Lobster and Steak House, where guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
So when you're looking for the perfect blend of flavor and familiarity, the star-studded fare at Makris Lobster and Steak House is sure to hit the spot.
So stop in for dinner at Makris Lobster and Steak House, where you can expect an exceptional dining experience.
The tastiest pub grub is no further away than Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub in the heart of West Concord.
This restaurant patrons can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here.
This restaurant is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along.
The happy hour at Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub is sure to impress.
Bring your laptop here and tap into the complimentary wifi.
Your large group can all sit together at Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub.
Call ahead for reservations to ensure your table is waiting for you when you arrive.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub also offers catering.
Leaving the couch is half the battle. Your foods awaits your pickup at this restaurant.
Save money and time when you drive and dine in. You can stay for free in our wonderful and spacious parking lot.
If cycling is more your speed, you'll find plenty of space to stash your bike outside the restaurant.
Delicious food is never hard to find, but it is hard to find at the right price. Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub is making it happen.
Breakfast bites, light lunches, and delicious dinners are all offered at Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub.
Are you ready for a bite of pure heaven with Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub's delicious pub food?
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