by Chelsea M. from Chowdownusa (Guest blogger for SelfieMark)
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Boston wasn’t always a culinary destination, but these days it’s a completely different story! From Top Chefs to James Beard Award winners, Boston is now a foodie force to be reckoned with. Check out the below restaurants for a taste of the best restaurants in the Hub.
Meatlovers, rejoice! Boston Chops is not only an amazing steakhouse, but their service is stellar and even their sides are as scrumptious as can be. Don’t miss: The filet mignon, bone marrow, brussels sprouts, and creme brulee!
For Italian faire, Scampo is your go-to restaurant. It’s situated in the historic Liberty Hotel which actually used to be prison, but is now fully refurbished and filled with fab venues. Scampo is one of those restaurants that is so phenomenal, you can order a simple pasta dish and be completely blown away! Plus, it has an extensive gluten free menu which is hard to come by when it comes to pasta! Must try: The lamb, spaghetti, and strawberries & cream dessert.
Looking for fresh, local, delicious seafood? The South End’s B&G Oysters is your spot! From it’s selection of Cotuit, Wellfleet, and Moonstone oysters, to pork belly mussels and halibut crudo, you really can’t go wrong with the crisp menu here! Do order: Pork Belly Mussels, moonstone oysters, and sea salt mousse.
Season’s 52 is awesome because it switches up the menu seasonally, for 52 weeks of the year! Their waitstaff is friendly as could be, and their sommeliers are very knowledgeable when it comes to pairing wines with each course. Don’t miss: The flatbreads (can come gluten free), surf & turf, and dessert shot glasses!
Flour’s own Joanne Chang recently won the James Beard award for Best Pastry Chef in the U.S. Need I say more? From muffins, to cakes and tarts, her sweets will make your mornings a little brighter, even Mondays! Their ingredients are all organic and local, and their sandwiches can even turn into salads if you ask nicely. Must try: Roast chicken & jicama salad with avocado.
Bostonia Public House
Nestled in the heart of Downtown Crossing, Bostonia Public House has a fun retro vibe and impeccable menu. I had possibly the best lobster roll of my life here, no joke! Do try: Sunday bloody Mary bar with all the fixings!
Boston has a thing for tapas. Small plates are all the rage, and Coppa does them extremely well. Each ingredient is super fresh, and the presentation of their plates is like candy for the eyes. Their pizzas aren’t too shabby, either! Must try: squid ink pasta, arugula pizza.
There’s a restaurant for everyone in Boston, from fancy schmancy venues to local gems. You’ll never be disappointed if you know where to look, and these 7 spots are a great start to the foodie scene!
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