For an entree that scores high on the taste test, try one of the many options available at Burton's Grill of Hingham in Hingham.
Burton's Grill of Hingham is a gluten-free friendly restaurant that serves up tasty eats.
This restaurant guests can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here.
If you're in need of a booster seat, this restaurant's got you covered. This is a great spot for the whole family.
Burton's Grill of Hingham's outdoor seating is available during the warmer months.
Complimentary wifi is available as well.
Score quick and easy seating for groups of any size at Burton's Grill of Hingham.
Make a reservation to ensure your night goes according to schedule.
Head to Burton's Grill of Hingham in comfort, where attire is business casual.
Some say walking is the greatest thing in life. This restaurant knows it's carryout.
You can also serve food from Burton's Grill of Hingham at your next party — the restaurant offers catering.
Burton's Grill of Hingham is a local eatery that serves up free parking.
Cyclists are in luck. Burton's Grill of Hingham provides bike parking.
For food that tastes like a million bucks, Burton's Grill of Hingham s got you covered for a fraction of the price.
The 21st-century is here at Burton's Grill of Hingham. Enjoy our emerging cashless society by paying with any major credit card!
For tasty American fare, head to Scarlet Oak Tavern for a sandwich and side.
Low-fat, gluten-free and anything else you've been looking for waits here.
Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list.
Don't miss out on the private room at Scarlet Oak Tavern — you'll want to reserve the space the next time you and your whole crew need a place to celebrate together.
Summer meals will taste even better when you enjoy them on Scarlet Oak Tavern's gorgeous patio.
Weekends can get packed, so take advantage of the restaurant's reservations.
No need to be formal, business casual will pass.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from this restaurant.
Self park in a lot or take advantage of a valet service near Scarlet Oak Tavern.
Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at Scarlet Oak Tavern.
It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Scarlet Oak Tavern.
Short on cash? No problem. Scarlet Oak Tavern happily accepts all major credit cards.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
When you have a hunger craving, head over to Scarlet Oak Tavern and treat yourself to an American classic.
For an exceptional menu of American food that is highly-rated by all who try it, call Scarlet Oak Tavern today.
If you're in the mood for spaghetti and meatballs, Bella's Restaurant II serves up an appetizing Italian experience.
Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here.
This restaurant welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family.
Eat outdoors Bella's Restaurant II (weather permitting) with their beautiful patio seating.
Wireless Internet access is available for no charge at Bella's Restaurant II.
Don't get stuck waiting for a table — the restaurant accepts reservations.
Enjoy the vibe here with a business casual dress code.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Bella's Restaurant II also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
No time to sit down? No worries! This restaurant offers a take out option so you can grab your food on the go.
At Bella's Restaurant II, diners can make use of the valet service or a parking lot next door.
Bella's Restaurant II is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
Prices tend towards the moderate side, with the average tab at Bella's Restaurant II running under $30 per person.
If you're looking to rack up your frequent flyer miles, feel free to pay by major credit card.
Get ready to discover the colorful, flavorful world of Italian cooking at Bella's Restaurant II.
Stop by Rustic Kitchen in Hingham for flavorful fare and refreshments.
You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from this restaurant's full bar to top off your meal.
If you're in need of a booster seat, this restaurant's got you covered. This is a great spot for the whole family.
At Rustic Kitchen, you won't have to wait for your large or small group to be seated.
Enjoy the luxury of eating a delicious meal outside at Rustic Kitchen.
Make a reservation to ensure your table is ready when you are.
Save your formal dress for another occasion — a nice top is the perfect fit for Rustic Kitchen's business casual code.
Rustic Kitchen is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering.
The food is prepared and packaged, just waiting for your pickup.
Rustic Kitchen is conveniently located near multiple valet and parking lot options for diners.
Cyclists will also appreciate the plentiful space to lock up their bikes outside the restaurant.
Prices are a bit on the higher side, so this might be a good pick for a special night out.
The restaurant's dinner menu receives the most attention, but diners have the option of grabbing breakfast or lunch here, too.
Swing by Mike's Pizza and enjoy a quick slice of pizza.
Eat healthy and feel better with Mike's Pizza's low-fat and gluten-free plates.
Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from this pizzeria's drink list.
The whole family can enjoy a meal at this pizzeria with its kid-friendly fare.
Get to the pizzeria early to have your pick of tables — with its no-reservation policy, the place can fill up at busy times.
Mike's Pizza will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours.
Need a night in? Don't miss out on this pizzeria's delicious food — you can carry it out to eat at home or have them deliver it straight to you.
Easy parking is accessible for Mike's Pizza's diners.
For those who prefer to travel by bike, Mike's Pizza is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
So enjoy a casual night out this weekend and treat yourself to a tasty pizza pie from Mike's Pizza.
Not all pizzas are made the same. For a quality pie that packs in all the delicious flavors you love, be sure to stop by Mike's Pizza.
As the chefs at Gourmet Garden Restaurant prepare a sweeping variety of Asian fusion dishes, they do so with an eye toward nutrition. When they crack open the pantry, they reach for whole, natural ingredients rather than MSG or trans fats. For instance, chefs complete sushi rolls with sugar-free akai rice that contains 56 times the fiber content of regular rice or standard tissue boxes. They also accommodate dietary restrictions by eliminating gluten, oil, and sauces from select dishes.
Aside from these health-centric dishes, cooks craft traditional items such as shanghai boneless duck, sesame chicken, and grilled salmon teriyaki. Sushi chefs create maki in cooked and uncooked varieties that mimic the flavors of culinary regions such as Hawaii, Boston, and Alaska, as well as low-carb options rolled in mandolin-cut cucumber ribbons. Chefs tuck these items into a luncheon buffet on Wednesday, Thursdays, and Friday, and the restaurant adds entertainment to the equation with in-house karaoke on Saturday night.
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