Dining Downtown: Restaurant Reviews
Explorateur

Big Night’s New Restaurant Explorateur Is Worth Exploring

When Big Night Entertainment Group opens a new restaurant in Boston, it’s big news. And with its hot spots like Red Lantern and Empire addressing the sexy crowd with nightclub-restaurant hybrids, it’s also big news when...


Vanderbilt's Crab BLT

Vanderbilt’s New Owners Showcase Casual New England Cuisine

Nestled among the tall office buildings of Liberty Square sits a short brick building at 105 Water Street. Once the location of a turn-of-the-century bank, the large picture-windowed space has transferred between restaurant own...



The Mother Earth goes to the peak-of-spring with Yakitori Morels & Fiddleheads, ironically placed on Earthenware pottery.

The Newly Opened Cultivar In The Ames Hotel Aims To Please

When you have April, May and June showers, there had better be flowers. Now that the sun has popped and all that rain is behind us, we can get out and smell the roses. And if you’re in the Financial District, you can a...


Roasted Vermont suckling pig with stout barbecue sauce. Photo credit: Kayla Baker

Troquet On South Is Downtown’s Newest Wine And Foodie Destination

Tucked away on a quiet street in the Leather District, the lights of 107 South Street cast a soft glow on the people walking by. Through the glass facade is a view of a marble bar, filled by groups of people chatting away over ...



Tagliatelle with exotic mushrooms. Photo Credit: Kayla Baker

Fin Point Positions Itself As Downtown’s Newest Social Hub

The stretch of Broad Street between State Street and the Rose Kennedy Greenway bustles during the workweek, but on evenings and weekends is light on foot traffic. Tourists pass through the nearby hotels while employees who we...


Crispy Salmon Tacos. Photo Credit: Kayla Baker

Peruvian-Asian Restobar Ruka Exemplifies the Inventive Downtown Spirit

Ruka stuns the moment you walk in the door. A gorgeous Chihuly chandelier sprinkles color across the lobby. Ahead you’ll catch a glimpse of the woven ceiling, comprised of thick strands of multi-colored yarn, and the wall-to...



Roasted Beet Salad. Photo Credit: Cheryl Fenton

Bostonia Public House Is A Comfort Food Paradise

When the winds are whipping around like this past weekend, there’s a proclivity to hang out on your couch under a blanket, wishing the outside weather “good day, sir.” Since a girl’s gotta eat, the next ...


Abby Lane

Stroll Into Abby Lane For Your Pre- Or Post-Show Dinner

The Wang, the Shubert, Charles Playhouse, the Wilbur – there’s so much to do and see in Boston’s Theatre District. You’ll need to fuel up. Take a walk down Abby Lane, a hot spot by Chef Jason Santos, the blue ha...



Fresh Tagliatelle at The Merchant. Photo Credit: Cheryl Fenton

Escape The Summer Heat With Cool Cocktails And Farm Fresh Dishes At The Merchant

The weather outside has been nothing but 3H nasty (hazy, hot and humid), so we were looking for a dark cave away from the summer gross. We found it – a savory little brasserie in the Financial District. With a gentleman...


Shojo

Shojo Has Funky Fare With Modern Asian Cuisine

Meet Shojo. He’s a Japanese mythical creature – half man/half monkey on a quest for a never ending sake river. Aren’t we all? Sigh. Now meet Shojo, the fierce late-night gastropub in Chinatown. This place ha...