Italian eats can be found at Andrew's Bistro, and fans will argue it's the best fare in town (fantastic reviews are everywhere in sight).
Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from this restaurant's drink list.
Be sure to check out Andrew's Bistro's outdoor seating when the climate is right.
Getting online is easy with Andrew's Bistro's free and convenient wifi.
Andrew's Bistro is well-known for being able to seat large parties.
Cut out wait times and book a table ahead of time.
Andrew's Bistro honors a business casual dress code, so formal wear can be left behind.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
Andrew's Bistro is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering.
Andrew's Bistro is conveniently close to a parking lot.
Store your bike at one of the many racks outside of Andrew's Bistro.
Deep pockets not required! Andrew's Bistro takes pride in its over-the-top flavor and just-right prices.
If you're looking to rack up your frequent flyer miles, feel free to pay by major credit card.
The restaurant's dinner menu receives the most attention, though breakfast and lunch are also options.
Come see why the Italian food at Andrew's Bistro is well worth the price.
Get ready to discover the colorful, flavorful world of Italian cooking at Andrew's Bistro.
Enjoy a large array of finger food at Good Times Pub Restaurant, a local pub.
Televisions are strewn throughout the bar, so fans can stay up to date on the latest sports happenings.
Musical patrons frequently perform here, so patrons can enjoy live tunes with their food.
Those searching for a quiet dinner scene may have better luck elsewhere, as the bar tends to get rather noisy.
Don't sacrifice comfort for style — Good Times Pub Restaurant's dress code is business casual, so guests can look and feel great.
Want to enjoy this bar without the wait? Get it to go.
Through their catering service, Good Times Pub Restaurant can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
Parking is easily accessible.
Make use of the luxurious bike racks at Good Times Pub Restaurant.
Find your sweet (or savory) spot at Good Times Pub Restaurant, where you can opt for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
It's about time you ate the best pub food around with a trip to Good Times Pub Restaurant.
If you're looking for a delicious breakfast or dessert option, sit down to a spectacular crepe from Good Times Pub Restaurant.
Visit Good Times Pub Restaurant to peruse the delicious brunch and breakfast menu for yourself.
Visit Good Times Pub Restaurant for some of the best British pub food in Cumberland.
For true American comfort food, head to J Gray's Family Tavern for a sandwich or side of fries.
The drink list at this restaurant has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out).
At this restaurant, everyone will find something they love — kids included!
Whether you have a group of five or a group of 20, J Gray's Family Tavern can seat both large and small groups.
Up for grabs (and free of charge) is J Gray's Family Tavern's wifi.
Reserve a table in advance and steer clear of long wait times.
Don't spend time or money shopping for a new dinner outfit
J Gray's Family Tavern's laid-back vibe accepts jeans, T-shirts, and everything in between.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
J Gray's Family Tavern provides easy access to an adjacent lot.
Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at J Gray's Family Tavern.
Taste the greatness J Gray's Family Tavern is serving up with meals around $30.
Lunch and dinner are easy as pie (and you might as well get a slice) at the delicious J Gray's Family Tavern.
At J Gray's Family Tavern you can find great American food at any time of the day.
For a sandwich loaded with all your favorite toppings, be sure to eat at Pamfilio's Ristorante in Cumberland's Cumberland neighborhood — this deli will keep you coming back for more.
If you're in need of a booster seat, this restaurant's got you covered. This is a great spot for the whole family.
The patio seating at Pamfilio's Ristorante is perfect for those warm summer days.
For no extra charge, utilize Pamfilio's Ristorante's free wifi.
Forget the stuffy formal wear! Pamfilio's Ristorante's business casual dress code sets the tone for ease and enjoyment.
This restaurant serves your food any way you like, delivered or carried-out.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Pamfilio's Ristorante also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
Pamfilio's Ristorante is located near endless parking options, allowing diners to find quick and easy parking.
Cyclists are in luck. Pamfilio's Ristorante provides bike parking.
Typical diners should plan to spend about $30 per person on Pamfilio's Ristorante's moderately priced fare.
So next time you're looking for some items or sandwiches, Pamfilio's Ristorante is your best option in Cumberland.
Take a trip to Chili's in Lincoln and make your next meal a good one.
Chili's serves food that not only tastes great, but is low in fat and gluten-free.
Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here.
Grab the kids when you head to this restaurant — its family-oriented menu and ambience are perfect for the whole clan.
Get online gratis thanks to Chili's' complimentary wifi.
Chili's is well-known for being able to seat large parties.
The music and crowds can create quite a racket at Chili's — noise levels can reach the upper registers.
No need to put on airs for a trip to Chili's — the dress code and ambience at this restaurant are totally laid-back.
At this restaurant, you can work your arms a little. Pick up the food yourself and carry it out.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Chili's as well.
Don't waste time searching for parking, we've done all the work for you. Spaces available here.
A visit to Chili's will set you back less than $30 per person, so you can make it a regular part of your schedule.
The delectable desserts at Chili's will have your mouth watering before the first bite.
Hungry for all-American cuisine? Visit Davenport's Restaurant for all of your favorite American dishes.
This restaurant's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal.
At this restaurant, kids of all ages are welcome.
Davenport's Restaurant has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties.
Be sure to make reservations so you can get seated right away.
It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from Davenport's Restaurant.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go.
Parking is provided in a nearby lot, so diners can easily walk to and from their cars.
Dining at Davenport's Restaurant will set you back about $30 per person on average.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all on Davenport's Restaurant's menu — you can stop by whenever the moment's right for you.
A hearty salad, juicy burger, or classic chicken — all of your favorite American dishes will be made fresh when you head to Davenport's Restaurant.
At Davenport's Restaurant you can find great American food at any time of the day.
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