Whether you are looking for Boston seafood staples like Lobster Rolls & Clam Chowder or our favorite Italian restaurant and the city’s hottest spot, our custom restaurant guide will provide you with a comprehensive overview of some of the best restaurants in Boston and The South End. Our guide contains nearly 40 noteworthy restaurants that we think you will love, each perfect for your specifics tastes or occasion. Our hotel’s central location in The Sound End of Boston means every restaurant is at your finger tips. Feel free to consult us to find your best dining experience in Boston, we are restaurant experts and happy to assist.

At 311 Boston Omakase guests are treated to a culinary journey highlighting Chef Wei's passion for Japanese cuisine. Chef Wei spent spent seven years perfecting his cuisine and technique, working alongside Masa Takayama the chef-owner of NYC's, Masa, the first 3-star Michelin Japanese and sushi restaurant in United States. The expert guidance and meticulous training he received is evident in 311's omakase menu. With over 20 courses Chef Wei takes his guests on a culinary journey demonstrating the intricacies of… Read More
Coming off a recent renovation this modern Parisian style bistro, has been a neighborhood staple for years. Take a stroll down Tremont Street also know as restaurant row, because the South End is the premier restaurant district in downtown Boston. The attention to detail from the servers uniforms to the plating demonstrates the quality & value of Aquitaine. Upon entering the small restaurant you immediately find a tiny bar tucked to the side against a wall of glass with great… Read More
B&G Oysters is the undisputed champion of seafood, helmed by Boston’s beloved Barbara Lynch who owns a handful of the city’s top, most popular restaurants. B&G has the neighborhood vibe, even though you often find it packed with people who have traveled from all corners of the city & state to dine at there. Barbara’s staff is notorious friendly & knowledgeable. They are know for offering fantastically fresh oysters from both coasts, we love the Katama Bay oysters from Martha’s… Read More
Situated in the newly developed Ink Block section of the South End you will find one of favorite restaurants. Bar Mezzana seems to do it all with perfection. Perhaps that is because it is helmed by industry power couple Colin & Heather Lynch and partner Jefferson Macklin, who collectively have 30 years of experience operating restaurants from Barbara Lynch’s group (aka some of the best dining in Boston.) The concept is coastal Italian cooking in a sleek & vibrant space.… Read More
If tapas in Spain is your idea of an amazing dinner, then you will find Barcelona Wine Bar is a great alternative located only a few minutes walk from our hotel. Since its debut a couple years ago, Barcelona has delighted locals with its fun atmosphere (beware it gets a little noisy) and amazing food which offers classic tapas as well as local take on popular dishes, so if Spanish food isn't your favorite, check out their menu they have… Read More
The latest restaurant from celebrated partners Chef Colin Lynch, Heather Kennaway Lynch, Jefferson Macklin, Ben Kaplan, and Beverage Director Ryan Lotz, follows the success of their coastal Italian staple, Bar Mezzana (Bobby’s favorite,) tiki hideaway, Shore Leave, and hidden sushi bar, No Relation. Black Lamb is described as their love letter to the South End neighborhood. Chef Colin Lynch's award winning hospitality is harmoniously paired with a casual, modern American menu that scores points for new takes some of our… Read More
When you are craving a fine steak but not the cookie cutter corporate atmosphere, Boston Chops is the go to in the South End. This celebrated steakhouse has the rich facade of an old bank, which formerly occupied the space. The historic, exterior architecture is a lovely compliment to the rich history of our neighborhood, while the modern interiors create a sophisticated yet relaxed environment. Diners can take in dinner under 20 foot ceilings. The restaurant has a grand sense… Read More
Our neighborhood is the South End, Boston's premier dining destination. It is not just dinner time that will have you loving our restaurants, but also the bakeries, cafes and eateries where you can start your day with breakfast. With several options that will satisfy a variety of preferences within a few minutes walk, you will wish you had more time to try them all. Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe - Classic & Comforting charliesboston.com 429 Columbus Avenue, Boston MA 02116 7am-3pm daily… Read More
James Beard Award winning Chefs Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette wanted to create an Italian restaurant with a cozy atmosphere and an inventive menu featuring small plates. They succeeded in a big way. Coppa is the neighborhood (and Boston) favorite. It is a cozy restaurant with only a handful of tables. Combine that with all its accolades and you realize why planning to dine here is worth the effort. Coppa is open for both lunch & dinner, so if you… Read More
A restaurant no one can pronounce correctly, you think that would be bad for business? Then you arrive to a beautiful conceived space at the intersection of two prominent city avenues of Commonwealth & Massachusetts — and Deuxave, pronounced DOO-auve, makes total sense. Named for these two avenues and conceived by Chef Chris Coombs and restaurateur Brian Piccini, Deauxave serves french cuisine infused with the finest American ingredients often sourced from the top local farms, fisheries and forests. A restaurant… Read More
Five Horses Tavern is conveniently located on Columbus Avenue in Boston’s historic South End, and short walking distance from Clarendon Square. This is a great option for a quick & easy meal thanks to the laid back atmosphere, menu & proximity. Five Horses Tavern serves modern, American comfort food. The restaurant uses locally sources ingredients and their menu offers vegetarian, vegan & gluten free options. However, the real reason South Enders flock to Five Horses is for the extensive bar… Read More
Everyone’s favorite Boston bakery & pastry chef is without a doubt Flour by Joanne Chang. Here, Bostonians indulge in freshly baked, crusty baguettes; buttery, sweet brioche; the infamous & elusive sticky buns; along with a selection of gourmet salads, sandwiches & to go dishes. Flour is ideal for grab & go, the late afternoon sugar craving, an easy meal. Joanne Chang has produced two cookbooks Flour & Flour 2 for those looking to bring the baked goods home. If you… Read More
Another neighborhood sushi favorite. Fuji at Ink Block is the 10th restaurant to open from the Fuji Group. Nestled in the Ink Block, a new destination in the South End know for its glitzy new apartments, and a string of popular restaurants, Fuji offers us a contemporary Japanese menu conceived by the classically trained masters. The Fuji at Ink Block menu offers several dining options from à la carte to Omakase and even shareable sized plates. Indulge in familiar sushi… Read More
Boston’s most acclaimed French restaurant was founded by Chef Jamie Mammano in the South End 20 years ago. Today Mistral is still a favorite for those celebrating special occasions or those who like to splurge. The menu highlights the ease of French Mediterranean cuisine, always using the season’s best ingredients. Menu staples also include some of the best tuna tartare we have ever eaten. The restaurant’s decor is reminiscent of Provence. The sophisticated space features a bar, lounge and dining… Read More
One of Boston’s favorite Chef’s is Joanne Chang, so it should not be surprising that her namesake Asian eatery, Myers + Chang, would be one of the most popular spots in Boston. Joanne holds a degree in applied mathematics and economics from Harvard and was originally a management consultant before making the switch to culinary arts. She would go on to work at the world renowned Payard in NYC and come back to Boston where she worked at Mistral. After… Read More
Located in the Seaport District, Row 34 is a 10 minute drive from Clarendon Square. This trendy seafood restaurant is among the most popular places to eat in Boston. Given the fact that you need to take a car as well as plan in advance to get a reservation, it is not frequently visited by our guest. If you are able to plan in advance you will be so glad you did. The interior is a sleek, modern accented with… Read More
Catchy - pun name, glistening interiors perfect for Instagram and some of the freshest seafood you can find in Boston. Saltie Girl is a total gem and one of our newest favorites. It has a prime location, situated just off the corner of Dartmouth & Newbury Streets near Copley Square in Boston’s Back Bay. The location comes in handy, as Saltie Girl does not take reservations and often has a wait exceeding one hour. The best bet is to try… Read More
Its name makes a nod to the leisure time for Sailors, Shore Leave serves tropical cocktails that transport your from city life in Boston to a paradise. The space, music and staff, make every moment here feel like watching the sun go down with your feet in the sand. Nestled away from the busy streets in Boston’s South End, Shore Leave brings you along on an everyday vacation. Try Shore Leave’s signature cocktails which excel at combining everyone’s favorite tropical… Read More
If you love the sound of Mistral, then you will love its modern & sleek Italian sister, Sorellina. Chef Jamie Mammano shares his interpretation of Italian Mediterranean cuisine along with an extensive and unique wine list. Sorellina is sophisticated and known for its service, airing on the side of formal. The atmosphere is more modern than its French Provençal counterpart and serves up a feast for the senses. Located in the neighboring Back Bay’s Copley Square, a short walk or… Read More
One of our favorite takes on Italian is a short stroll from Clarendon Square. The initials SRV stand for the Serene Republic of Venice. The Bacaro, Venetian style wine bar, has an inviting menu with plenty of recognizable Italian favorites like pastas & risottos as well as plenty of fresh vegetables. Nod to Venice comes from the ciccheti menu, a selection of sophisticated bar bites like Italian tapas. The hand made pasta is a delicious, the kitchen even uses in-house… Read More
If you came to Boston for the history then the Oak Room is perfect place to stop for a late afternoon bite or an evening drink. This Boston favorite, located in the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, has been beautifully restored. To reach the restaurant call 617-585-7222 or make reservations through Open Table. The traditional space, refreshed to offer contemporary elegance, honors the classic details of an iconic Boston destination. We love to sit at the long bar where service is… Read More
This is the quintessential neighborhood cafe on the most picturesque corner of the South End. The Buttery was started by two South End residents who loved their neighborhood so much they wanted to ensure everyone could find that great cup of coffee and food. They started small but it continued to grow. This coffee shop has evolved over time to become a restaurant & bar that offers simple yet comforting food in the evening. For lunch the selections of fresh… Read More
For guests looking for all day breakfast or diner style comfort food, Friendly Toast is your place. The decor is kitschy & campy, elements of the design probably will remind you of that relative that was borderline hoarder but had some really interesting things in his/her home. If patience is a virtue, a word of caution, be prepared to wait. Long lines to be seated and often very relaxed service can make for a longer experience. If you time it… Read More
Recognized as Boston’s best tapas restaurant Toro has been pushing paella and cava for well past a decade. While the tapas are delicious, the more accurate accolade would be most popular. That is because its small space, combined with a consistently high demand and the inability to make dinner reservation - thats right, its all walk in, makes it challenging to get a table. If you hope to get a coveted table for dinner here are some pro tips. Do… Read More
Imagine a conservative, mens only, dusty restaurant from history, that was Locke-Ober. In 1862 it catered to an exclusive but limited clientele. Thankfully it is 2017, because Yvonne’s has accomplished an amazing feat of reinterpreting the supper club and breathing new life into a forgotten Downton Crossing establishment. The beauty of Yvonne’s is the rich architectural features like tile floors, carved wood and plaster work. This has all been restored and harmoniously fused with modern furnishings, glamorous crystal chandeliers and… Read More