Dining Downtown: Restaurant Reviews
8 ounce natural Angus burger. Photo Credit: Kayla Baker

jm Curley Returns Triumphant After Flood Damage

It may not be apparent from the outside, but jm Curley is a beloved bar in downtown Boston. The unassuming storefront at 21 Temple Place blends in seamlessly with its older industrial neighbors, but as soon as you open the plai...


Grilled branzino fillet. Photo Credit: Kayla Baker

Ostra Marries Mediterranean Simplicity and Modern Elegance

Stepping into Ostra feels like walking into an exclusive party. The entrance to the One Charles Street restaurant is unassuming, with a small vestibule and the word “Ostra” painted on the wall in a simple font. But step thr...



Chef Michael provides an extensive Greek menu. Photo courtesy of Doretta Taverna.

Restaurant Review: Doretta Taverna & Raw Bar

Foodie enthusiasts of Greek country-style taverns will love the charming old world menu at one of the newer additions to the Boston restaurant scene. Doretta Taverna and Raw Bar opened at The Heritage On the Garden in Septemb...


Grilled baby carrots and Boston baked beans. Photo Credit: Kayla Baker

Get Your Gatsby On at the Speakeasy-Styled State Street Provisions

At the corner of State Street and Atlantic Avenue sits an innocuous office building called 255 State Street. Large picture windows on the ground floor showcase a restaurant with luxurious brown leather booths, dark hardwood wal...



Yvonne's

Yvonne’s breathes new life into Locke-Ober spot as a modern day supper club

When you’re filling the shoes of a Boston icon, you had better be good at it. Lest you get side-eyes and whispers. Apparently someone gave Yvonne‘s the memo to behave because that’s exactly what she does. This...


N26 fish and chips

Steps away from Faneuil Hall, North 26

Between the seemingly five-mile long vendor scene inside Quincy Market and several outdoor patios lining the brick sidewalks, Faneuil Hall’s dining choices are overwhelming. Yes, the hustle and bustle is great for crowd-w...



O Ya Chilled daikon dumplings

O Ya Earns Its Reputation as a Top Restaurant in Boston

With all the kudos O Ya (9 East Street) has been getting, we clearly recognized our need to at least see the bandwagon, never mind get on it. Rated Boston’s No. 1 restaurant by Boston magazine, as well as getting bests fr...


cabernet braised prime short ribs

Meritage Sets the Bar for Fine Dining Downtown

It’s near impossible for a resident of Downtown Boston not to have visited the Boston Harbor Hotel at least once. The towering arch of the hotel dominates 70 Rowes Wharf and invites passersby to a stroll along the docks for ...



49 Social Pasta Dish

49 Social Puts a Contemporary Twist on the Classic Neighborhood Watering Hole

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Downtown Crossing, the charming bistro front of 49 Social stands out against its pub neighbors. Located at 49 Temple Place, the restaurant’s large airy windows give passersby a glimps...


Fisherman Stew Townsman

Townsman Brings Heritage New England Into the Modern Era

Townsman is Downtown’s newest kid on the (butcher) block. Located at 120 Kingston Street in the new Radian building, Townsman opened to much anticipation on February 26th. The opening date was pushed back due to the continuou...