Dining Downtown: Restaurant Reviews
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...



San Daniele

Erbaluce’s Chef Draghi: A Master at the Complex Art of Simple Ingredients

When someone says “no cream or butter please,” you usually roll your eyes. How is anything supposed to be any good without cream or butter?! Calm down. Chef Charles Draghi has it covered. Tucked into Boston’s tiny Bay Vil...


Sip

Sip Wine Bar & Kitchen – A New Tasting Room for an Old Favorite

When researching a place to hit before or after a show in Boston’s Theatre District, Sip Wine Bar & Kitchen is on every savvy diner’s playbill. The menu mixes hearty (think flatiron steak) with a little flirt wi...



Mast's Pizza Oven

Downtown Crossing Gets a New Neapolitan Eatery: Mast

Mast’s Chef Celio Pereira threw out a challenge. OK, he didn’t really throw out a proper one. It was more of an insinuation of a challenge. With a restaurant name based on the Neapolitan term o’mast or “the mast...


Bel Ari Dinner

Bel Ari Defines Modern Italian

The Leather District is an aesthetically distinct area of Downtown Boston; once home to 19th century Boston’s commercial leather industry, this space is now converted into industrial lofts and offices. Tucked into the ground ...