This bar was originally called The Bull and Finch, but after the series Cheers, it changed its name. Inside it is not very much like the bar one sees on TV, but the atmosphere is good and it is always full of people. The food is average, burgers, steak, etc.. Nor is there any handsome waiter named Sam.
There are three Japanese Bakery and Cafe locations in Boston, two of which are very close to Boston University, and the other is in Lesley University. These bring a little piece of Japan to the East Coast. The Japanese-style Cafe is a Boston institution with Japanese-French fusion (which works perfectly when you consider that most contemporary Japanese baking is based in Europe). In a country where it is so hard to find light sweets (sorry American friends), the buns, croissants, pastries, anpan, meronpan, etc. are an alternative to the American industrial bakery full of corn syrup, butter and flour. For those Japan nostalgics, this is a shelter where you can savour sweets like a Korokke bread (a muffin stuffed with potato croquette and okonomiyaki sauce), or the delicious sandoichis (sandwiches cut the Japanese way). Unfortunately, they don't really serve matcha latte, but at least have good boba tea. The Commonwealth Avenue is also a great place for studying.
After a busy week of visiting friends and nights out, we needed some strength to face a morning walking through Beacon Hill. And Paramount amply realized this. It was packed on a Saturday morning so we had to queue religiously. Yet the range was impressive: pancakes, fruit, sandwiches, eggs, smoothies, juices impossible .... of all sizes and shapes for all tastes. The place itself is not very big but there is enough turnover in the tables so you do not usually have to wait long. There is also a smashing terrace where you can sit and enjoy some food and drink and relaxation. They have one in the south, at 667 East Broadway. Website: http://www.paramountboston.com/
Faneuil Hall is in an area of markets (South Market Street), where there are three similar buildings, plus a small shopping center. What interested me was the central building. In the main hall, there are only food stalls: from Chinese food to Italian, to Japanese, U.S. (macaroni and cheese, mac' and cheese!), vegetarian, including cake shops, bakeries and cafes to choose from to sit down and eat outside, or in the tables in the center of the building, under a dome which reminds us we are in a place full of history. In lateral malls: small souvenir shops, shoes and accessories of all kinds.
If you have been in the U.S.A. for a few days and have only eaten burgers, then I recommend not missing this restaurant. The food is healthy and authentically Vietnamese. Even the coffee is from Vietnam. Hot coffee with ice and condensed milk is delicious. It's located at 682 Washington Street, Boston. It's highly recommended. It continually wins the best Vietnamese food restaurant award. It is very cheap: about $ 15 per person, but of high quality.
The OCEAMA RESTAURANT Hotel is in the Raddisson in Boston, in Massachusetts. We stopped there for lunch and were left with our mouths open at the variety and quality of the dishes as well as careful service. OCEAMA's appearance is modern but all set with excellent taste ....
This restaurant on the top floor of the Prudential Tower is famous more for the view than for the food. The menu is extensive, but isn't anything special. To have a Coca Cola with the great views, though, is priceless. There is another free viewpoint on the floor below, but it's worth the $4 to sit at a table next to the large windows. To get there, you have to enter the mall from Boylston Street. At the base of the tower, there are elevators off to one side next to the Cheesecake Factory. The guards are quite friendly. The restaurant occupies the entire floor and offers panoramic views, so on a clear day you can see the Red Sox Stadium all the way to the bay and even the planes landing at Logan Airport.
This is a high-quality vegetarian restaurant with very generous portions and unbeatable prices. Main courses start with a base of brown rice, white rice, or pizza dough and you can then add sauce with a combination of ingredients, like mushrooms and onion confit with romesco sauce and feta cheese, or braised onions and squash with a cheese gratin. There are about 8 combinations in total. The salads are overflowing with vegetables and are usually dressed with vinaigrette. The homemade desserts are very good, especially the nectarine cake we had that day. Some people have to ask for smaller portions because they are huge! Price is usually no more than $15/person. A real bargain for real food!
The best Clam Chouder in the city. A unique place to eat lobster, typical in New England. It is a luxury for a good value, in a hut on the sea, in the port of Boston, close to Little Italy. There is lobster served in a bucket and you put on a bib. ... The rest is history.
The Lobster Bar is a small restaurant in the covered market in Boston. When we first saw it from the outside, it seemed like kind of a dump. But the long line of people waiting to eat convinced us to give it a try. The Lobster Roll was amazing: a giant bun filled with with fresh lobster, cheese and bread crumbs, and served with fries on the side. If you prefer something lighter, you can always get a traditional boiled lobster boiled. This is Boston, after all, so you can't leave without trying lobster at least once!
Max Brenner is not just a chocolate shop, or a place where you can eat ice cream and chocolate desserts, no, it is also a restaurant with a very wide selection and tasty food. On a sunny day, it is nice to eat outside, and the interior is like its own little universe, cozy and nice. You can order with your eyes closed, there are all kinds of meals, and quite frankly, the dessert (chocolate cake, fresh strawberries and whipped cream) is suuuuuch a good memory! yum!
Opening hours: Monday to Friday - from 11:30 to midnight
Thursday and Friday - from 11:30 till late
Saturday - from 10:00 till late
Sunday - from 10:00 to midnight
Vineyard Haven is where the ferry arrives from the mainland. The coastal town is nice and it has a quaint little Main Street with souvenir shops and a variety of good-looking restaurants. The best part, though, is just walking along the beautiful beach.
This little English-style pub is located on the island of Martha's Vineyard. The decoration is what you'd expect: creaky floors, worn wood tables and comfy leather chairs. The menu has a bit of everything: steaks, salads, burgers...I chose the latter and was not disappointed. The burger was nicely-sized and came with a large portion of fries for a rather reasonable price. If I had to think of a con, it'd be that the volume on the TV was way too high. It's a good place to fill up before exploring the rest of the island.
Joe's is a small chain with several restaurants in Massachusetts and one in Florida. The one I went to was on Newbury St., in downtown Boston. The food is pretty good, and they have everything from burgers to sandwiches to salads. The value is good considering the location. Large portions, too.
If you’re in Boston and looking for something interesting to do, this brewery hosts free tours of its facilities. (They suggest a $2 donation in the beginning, which goes to charity. You could easily get away without donating, but it’s honestly an extremely small price to pay considering what you get out of the tour.) If you’re not already familiar with ingredients used to brew beers, an employee there explains everything in a brief amount of time. It’s like a crash course on how beers are made. You also get to see the machines used to make the beers, and at the end there’s a complementary beer tasting. You’ll get to keep a 7-oz Sam Adams glass as well. Highly recommended!