If you’re looking for a place to grab some grub, Boston has its fair share of good restaurants. You can sample cuisines from around the world — there’s everything from Italian to French to Mexican and Chinese. So, take a look at these five restaurants you have to try when you’re in Boston.
Neptune Oyster: Taste Seafood from Oysters to Lobster
If you want a succulent lobster roll or crab cakes that are to die for, you should eat at Neptune Oyster in the North End of Boston. It is an upscale seafood restaurant where all of the dishes are presented in a beautiful way. You’ll think you’re eating art. You can try something from the raw bar or stick to classics like clam chowder, scallops, and tartar. And, there is a daily special if you can’t make up your mind.
Bergamot: Try Progressive American Cuisine
This restaurant always has something different to try and there is a full bar every night. There is also a surprising selection of winemakers for a unique culinary experience. Chef Pooler at the Bergamot uses only fresh foods and seasonal ingredients from the area to create the unique cuisines on his menu. And, Servio Carcia manages the restaurant to ensure every guest has a good experience and better food than they’ve ever tasted. You’ll find a good mix of seafood, salads, and grille.
Mistral: High-End French Dining
The elegance in this restaurant is unsurpassed. There are columns lining the walls with greenery between and chandeliers for mood lighting to create a cozy and sublime dining experience. The menu features French-Mediterranean cuisine and there is a terrific selection of wine. Plus, the entire restaurant is run by the famous Jamie Mammano who makes sure there is always an imaginative list of items on the menu. Of course, you will pay a pretty penny to eat at this establishment because of the fine dining experience.
Giacomo’s Ristorante: Italian Food at Its Finest
Located on the North End of Boston, this restaurant serves Italian food of the finest variety. You can start with an appetizer of calamari and then have some pasta in the sauce of your choice. It is an old-school style restaurant that will leave you feeling nostalgic of the experiences of Italy. This restaurant is so popular that there is usually an hour and a half wait out the door, so plan ahead. They also only take cash.
Lumiere: French Food and Art
Chef-owner Michael Leviton creates an assortment of New French fare and presents in an “artful” way at his restaurant, Lumiere. The food is paired with wonderful wines for a classy experience. Most of the plates are simple, but they pack a punch of flavor. Plus, the chef tries to use local produce and only the best and most fresh food.
There are lots of fun things to do in Boston, but you should make time to eat at couple of these fantastic restaurants, too. Whether you want something fancy, something filling, or something sweet, there are plenty of great restaurants in Boston to fill your palate.