Carrabba's Italian Grill knows how to perfect pasta, and foodies rave about its cream-of-the-crop Italian eats.
For food the whole family can enjoy, check out the restaurant's pizza options and pasta choices.
Fear not you gluten-free or low-fat eaters, you'll have plenty of choices here.
This restaurant's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal.
You won't need to get a sitter before heading to this restaurant — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
Your large group can all sit together at Carrabba's Italian Grill.
Don't get stuck waiting for a table — the restaurant accepts reservations.
No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Carrabba's Italian Grill — it's strictly casual.
It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from Carrabba's Italian Grill.
With food this good, you'll be running into this restaurant to pick it up yourself.
The free parking lot next door is a steal for those dining at Carrabba's Italian Grill.
You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the restaurant.
Customers should be prepared to spend around $30, but more importantly, they should be prepared to enjoy a great meal.
High-quality Italian food awaits you at Carrabba's Italian Grill!
Feeling some delicious pasta or savory prosciutto tonight? Stop in at Carrabba's Italian Grill.
Enjoy finger-licking barbecue year-round at Smokey Bones Bar and Grill in Tyngsboro.
This restaurant patrons can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here.
This restaurant welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family.
Enjoy wifi here free of cost.
Score quick and easy seating for groups of any size at Smokey Bones Bar and Grill.
A relatively loud restaurant, this is not the place for a quiet night out.
You won't be able to make a reservation at Smokey Bones Bar and Grill — make sure to plan accordingly.
Throwing a big party? Count on Smokey Bones Bar and Grill to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
Don't be afraid to enjoy your food on the go — this restaurant offers takeout for your busy schedule.
A nearby parking lot is readily available for Smokey Bones Bar and Grill's diners.
Treating yourself doesn't mean breaking the bank, come taste the great dishes Smokey Bones Bar and Grill has to offer.
The menu at Smokey Bones Bar and Grill includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner — stop by for your favorite meal.
When you're in the mood for finger-licking good barbecue, head on over to Smokey Bones Bar and Grill.
So stop in at Smokey Bones Bar and Grill for some casual and high-flavor barbecue.
Outback Steakhouse in Tyngsboro offers a wide selection of prime steak choices, including sirloin and filet mignon.
For gluten-free dishes filled with flavor, head to Outback Steakhouse.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at this restaurant won't disappoint.
With its kid-friendly vibe, this restaurant is a great spot for families to chow down.
Outback Steakhouse is well-known for being able to seat large parties.
The noise at the restaurant can be positively thunderous, so save intimate conversations for another night.
Outback Steakhouse tosses the jacket-and-tie dress code convention in favor of a more casual dining experience.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Outback Steakhouse also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
Ordering food? You can pick it up yourself!
With meters and potential tickets, you'll thank us for our onsite parking!
Outback Steakhouse s fare is so good, you ll want to sample everything on the menu (and with its middle-of-the-road prices, you can!).
Dine in for dinner to see what the restaurant is all about, or feel free to swing by for breakfast or lunch.
So stop in for dinner at Outback Steakhouse, where you can expect an exceptional dining experience.
Bahama Breeze in Tyngsboro on Middlesex Rd is a well-known Cuban restaurant, delivering a family-oriented vibe with fabulous seafood and good fish and chips. It's a culinary destination for those looking for terrific food.
If you're trying to plan your week, patrons will be quick to point out that later in the week (Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays) is the best time to visit. There's not really a recommended attire, so feel free to dress comfortably.
If you're on the lookout for the perfect spot for family or friends, it's been reviewed as a solid option for large groups and kids. WiFi is offered for anyone who'd like to get connected. If you're looking for a good spot to hit up after work, it's got a popular happy hour and pretty decent selection at its bar.
One of the tastier chains in the area, Bahama Breeze is a solid choice when you're in the mood for Latin cuisine, and want to be more adventurous than the usual Mexican fare. Don't worry about trying to find a spot on the street, as visitors to the restaurant do have access to a private parking lot nearby. Prefer to pedal your way there? Bike parking is also offered.
Fans of Boston Pizza Co. make every night "pizza night" — reviews prove that this Tyngsborough hub sells steaming slices of five-star bliss.
This place will leave you feeling satisfied no matter what kind of dietary needs you have.
You can tote your laptop here to take advantage of the free wifi.
Grab your meal to go at this pizzeria if you're in a hurry — or better yet, have them bring it to you through their delivery service!
Boston Pizza Co. is located near endless parking options, allowing diners to find quick and easy parking.
Boston Pizza Co. offers parking for all diners, including those who travel by bike.
A dinner that is yummy and affordable is the standard at Boston Pizza Co.
You can stop by at almost any time, since Boston Pizza Co. offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
When melted cheese and quality crust is all you can think about, it may be time for a hot slice or two. Experience pizza at its best when you order a pie from top-rated Boston Pizza Co.
When you order pizza from Boston Pizza Co., you'll maximize any evening for sure.
Dress down for your next pizza party — C and S Pizza of Pepperell serves a low-key slice.
With its kid-friendly vibe, this pizzeria is a great spot for families to chow down.
No need to dress up for a trip to C and S Pizza of Pepperell — the casual pizzeria encourages laid-back attire.
Place an order for pickup or schedule a delivery — the pizzeria makes it easy to enjoy your meal from anywhere.
A nearby parking lot is readily available for C and S Pizza of Pepperell's diners.
Bike parking is also available outside the pizzeria.
Payment is simple and all major credit cards are accepted.
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, C and S Pizza of Pepperell is a great dining option for any time of day.
When you just want to relax in a casual setting and enjoy some pizza, make your way over to C and S Pizza of Pepperell.
For a hot pizza that packs in all the flavors you love, stop on by C and S Pizza of Pepperell.
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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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
If you look at the ground in downtown Boston, chances are you might see a red line beneath your feet. This crimson path, famously known as the Freedom Trail, snakes from Boston Common up to the glinting dome of the State House, as many Bostonians already know. It travels past the Old South Meeting House, meanders through Faneuil Hall, and then winds through the North End, eventually leading over the bridge into Charlestown. Created in 1951, the Freedom Trail links all the city’s major historical sites together and makes them easy to visit for residents and tourists alike. But you may not know that there are also some pretty darn delicious food spots along the way. Here are a few:
Fuel Up in Beacon Hill
While visitors tend to flock to the Faneuil Hall area for fast food, I’d urge you to break away from the crowds and check out Piperi Mediterranean Grill (1 Beacon St.), located across the street from King’s Chapel and Burying Ground. Everything on the casual spot’s menu—whether it’s falafel, a full-on mezze plate, or a flavorful salad—is incredibly fresh, as the chefs make all of their dishes in small batches. The menu also accommodates vegetarian, gluten-free, and other diets, and the plates can be customized to fit your cravings. Ample portions and energy-boosting fare will definitely keep your spirits up for a full day of exploring.
Cool Down in the North End
For obvious reasons, the Freedom Trail is very popular in the summertime. Boston’s summer temps can soar into an uncomfortable territory, which makes cooling off a necessity. In my mind, there is only one option when the heat is bearing down and refreshment is needed: gelato from Caffe Paradiso (255 Hanover St.). The trail will take you right past it, and it would probably be an offense to our forefathers if you didn’t stop and have a taste of the gelato, especially my favorite flavor, pistachio. This sweet treat is sure to keep you cool through your journey.
Unwind with Wine in Charlestown
The best way to end a day on the Freedom Trail is dinner at the Navy Yard Bistro and Wine Bar (1 First Ave.). This little tucked-away gem offers incredible food, from appetizers such as buttermilk-fried oysters and duck wings to entrees like my personal favorite, a rum- and rosemary-brined pork chop so succulent and flavorful that you’ll feel like you’ve gone to pork heaven. Beyond the food, however, there is an impressive wine list, which won acclaim from Wine Spectator. The list is a perfect combination of affordable and splurgy, with a glass or bottle for every taste and price point. The bistro is cozy and inviting, and with something for everyone, it’s a delicious place to relax after a long walk through the city.
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Photos by Fiona Coxe