Enjoy traditional American cuisine at The Blue Ox, home of American comfort food.
Eat healthy and feel better with The Blue Ox's low-fat and gluten-free plates.
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.
The Blue Ox is ready to help you throw the dinner party of your dreams!
Need to catch up on some work or the latest news? Get online at The Blue Ox with their complimentary wifi.
The restaurant accepts reservations, so it's simple to snag a table in advance.
The dress code at The Blue Ox is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have The Blue Ox cater for you.
Just through the door at this restaurant, you can claim your food. No delivery required.
The Blue Ox's guests can take advantage of the easy street and lot parking options.
With The Blue Ox being close to public transit and various parking lots, you can drive or take public transit.
At The Blue Ox, you can ease your appetite and please your pocketbook
the menu offers a selection of mid-priced, budget-friendly meals.
If a trip to the ATM isn't on the agenda, visitors have the convenience of paying by major credit card.
The dinner menu is a crowd pleaser at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
The Blue Ox is a great place to go for lunch or dinner, so make your way over to the restaurant today and munch on an American classic.
So what are you waiting for? Come to The Blue Ox today and munch on some trendy American fare.
Rolly's Tavern On The Square has the largest selection of TVs and draft beers in town, making it a hot spot for game night.
Rolly's Tavern On The Square is our corner of happy and healthy with rich flavors and bold ingredients.
Why watch TV at home when you can catch the game at Rolly's Tavern On The Square?
Gather the whole family for a trip to this restaurant — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here.
Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on Rolly's Tavern On The Square's complimentary wifi.
Those that prefer some music with their meal will find live tunes at Rolly's Tavern On The Square.
Short on time? Don't wait for a driver — pick it up yourself.
The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Rolly's Tavern On The Square to your next party or event.
Diners will appreciate the quick and easy parking options located near this dining establishment.
You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the restaurant.
Most items on the menu are reasonably priced, so expect to spend around $30 per person at Rolly's Tavern On The Square.
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are all accepted.
Rolly's Tavern On The Square makes for a great place to grab a drink, watch the game, and eat some tasty snacks!
There's a classic American dish waiting to be made for you at Rolly's Tavern On The Square.
See what great American fare is cooking up next at Rolly's Tavern On The Square.
Pop over to Atha's Famous Roast Beef for some hop (and highly-acclaimed) 'za, and find out what everyone's been raving about.
Treat yourself to a healthy meal at Atha's Famous Roast Beef, a local restaurant.
You won't need to get a sitter before heading to this pizzeria — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
Choose wisely. Wait at home for delivery or come into this pizzeria for carryout.
The pizzeria also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Atha's Famous Roast Beef to your next party or event.
Take the car and arrive promptly to dinner; parking is plentiful, so don't worry about setting aside time to search for a space.
Make use of the safe and efficient bike parking at Atha's Famous Roast Beef.
For great dishes that fall smack dab in the middle when it comes to price, Atha's Famous Roast Beef is a reasonable option for diners of different budgets.
Roni, sausage, and veggie are just a few of the delicious options at Atha's Famous Roast Beef. Taste the shining reviews for yourself when you head to Atha's Famous Roast Beef for a tasty pizza pie.
Just because Atha's Famous Roast Beef is quick and easy doesn't make it any less tasty. For some of the most highly-rated pizza in town, swing on by today.
With a casual atmosphere and great pizza, you can't go wrong by dining at Atha's Famous Roast Beef.
So load up a few pizzas with your favorite toppings at Atha's Famous Roast Beef and enjoy a night munching away with your friends.
Hot cheesy goodness awaits your appetite at Fauci's Pizza — this pizza joint is the place to go for a serious five-star slice.
Fauci's Pizza is our corner of happy and healthy with rich flavors and bold ingredients.
At this pizzeria, everyone will find something they love — kids included!
Have a large group? No problem. Head to Fauci's Pizza for easy seating.
Dress is typically casual at Fauci's Pizza, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the patrons at your next shindig.
You might have thought your order was a tough decision, but you still have one more. Delivery or carryout?
The pizzeria is next to a parking lot, but drivers can also settle for street parking.
Fauci's Pizza's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the pizzeria, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
So who's hungry? The highly-acclaimed pizza at Fauci's Pizza is ready and waiting to be served.
Don't feel like dressing up for dinner? No problem. Fauci's Pizza's pizza is baked with top-notch ratings, so you can be sure to love your meal.
So when you need a pizza without the stress, Fauci's Pizza has your back!
For a hot pizza that packs in all the flavors you love, stop on by Fauci's Pizza.
Who doesn't love a warm tortilla? Fans of Tacos Lupita say that the best Mexican fare is found right here, where top-notch ratings rule the menu.
For fresh and healthy meal choices, dine at Tacos Lupita.
Gather the whole family for a trip to this restaurant — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here.
Whether it's just you and a date or you're bringing the whole gang, it's best to call ahead and make a reservation.
Casual clothing is the name of the game at Tacos Lupita, where suits and ties won't be spotted for miles.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Tacos Lupita as well.
Park the car nearby or take the train or bus to Tacos Lupita, a restaurant close to public transit and parking.
Park on the street for easy access to name.
Bike parking is also available outside the restaurant.
Tacos Lupita provides morning, afternoon, and evening service, so you can easily find time to dine.
Taste why Tacos Lupita's Mexican food is highly-rated by all who dine there.
Tacos Lupita is an easy choice for anyone looking for a casual meal and great Mexican food.
The Mexican eats at Tacos Lupita are filled with endless flavors, so come on by today and enjoy a taste of Mexico.
Snack on tasty pub fare at Tides Restaurants and Pub, a local favorite.
Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — this restaurant offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond.
Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to this restaurant — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little diners and their folks.
Don't stay inside on a beautiful day! Come sit on the patio at Tides Restaurants and Pub and order great food.
Tides Restaurants and Pub has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties.
Tides Restaurants and Pub does not accept reservations, so it doesn't hurt to be fashionably early.
Casual clothing is the name of the game at Tides Restaurants and Pub, where suits and ties won't be spotted for miles.
Want to enjoy this restaurant without the wait? Get it to go.
Drivers will find parking not far from the restaurant.
Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at Tides Restaurants and Pub.
Tides Restaurants and Pub offers a wide variety of payment options, including payment by major credit card.
Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Tides Restaurants and Pub since it serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
For an indulgent bite, Tides Restaurants and Pub serves up some of the finest pub-food creations around.
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