Dining Downtown: Restaurant Reviews
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 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 ...

Tantric Bistro

Tantric India Bistro Perfectly Balances Traditional and Modern Indian Cuisine

Indian food restaurants are few and far between across the city of Boston, but Downtown Boston residents have quick access to one of the best in Tantric India Bistro. Located at 123 Stewart Street, Tantric is a convenient place...

Teatro Boston

Teatro Gives Classic Italian a Contemporary Twist

Contrary to popular belief, the North End is not the only neighborhood in Boston that can satisfy a craving for Italian food. Downtown Boston’s very own Teatro serves up a contemporary take on classic Italian dishes from Chef...

LX is open to the public at Millennium Place. Photo Credit: Jimmy Prudente

Legal Crossing: Not Just Another Legal Sea Foods Location

Bostonians are no strangers to the Legal Sea Foods restaurant chain, but Downtown Boston is taking this seafood favorite up a notch with Legal Crossing. LX opened in mid-March at Millennium Place, in the heart of Downtown Cross...

Local burrata with quince jam and candied walnuts

TRADE Restaurant in Boston Boasts Flavorful Menu

It's a bitterly cold night when I venture out to TRADE restaurant in Boston, and the trade winds are definitely blowing up the channel in my direction.

Seared Maine diver scallops

‘Troquet Au Coin’ Means ‘Dive Bar,’ but Downtown’s Troquet is Anything But

My preparatory reading for Troquet left me presuming that the food would be pretty good and that the wine would be even better. I was pleasantly surprised.

Blue Inc. Restaurant

Blue Inc. Gets Stamp of Approval

For a perfect introduction to chef Jason Santos' food, I went to Blue Inc. Restaurant on Boston's Greenway.