Looking for where to eat in Boston? Last summer, when we visited, we ate at some pretty spectacular restaurants that I wanted to share with you all! While there are tons of great spots in this historic city, we highly recommend all of these:
Contessa was recently opened on the top floor of the gorgeous Newbury hotel which is in Back Bay just blocks away from the best shopping in Boston. We visited this stunning restaurant for happy hour and also for Sunday brunch – both a bit pricey but absolutely worth it for the view and ambience, imo!
2.) Tatte Bakery
Did you even go to Boston if you didn’t eat at Tatte? I don’t think so. 🙂 We LOVED stopping in at this sweet lil’ bakery/cafe, with locations all over Boston! Whether we needed a meal, snack, coffee, or just water, Tatte was always around the corner & such a lifesaver at times.
3.) Saltie Girl
With locations in Boston, L.A., and London, Saltie Girl is best known for their seafood towers, lobster rolls, and tinned fish collection. Located on Newbury Street in the affluent Back Bay area, this Boston staple has no shortage of Instagram opportunities either, with its gorgeous pink + white dining room and turquoise bar.
4.) The Bleacher Bar
We visited this highly raved about Fenway Park gem at a great time – just as Zac Brown Band was setting up for their concert that evening (Needless to say… we ended up going…)! Go there during off times and you can sit by their open-air window that overlooks the park. What a view!!!
We stumbled upon this restaurant while shopping in Back Bay I LOVED how I felt like we could’ve been somewhere in Europe. The front of the cafe had open air, marble tables, and beautiful bistro chairs. There’s definitely a reason this restaurant is the oldest in Back Bay, open for 24 years. Sonsie’s main floor features a dining area, full bar with high top tables, European-style cafe, and a charming wood fired pizza kitchen. They have a wine room downstairs. We had lunch here but would make such a cute date night spot, too!
Loretta’s is a fun Fenway stop before or after a Red Sox game. We went before the ZBB concert and felt like we were in Nashville!
8.) Anywhere in the North End
Explore the North End and find some amaaazing Italian restaurants! You can’t go wrong.
9.) Warren Tavern
The Warren Tavern is one of the most historic taverns in America! We ate outside here for dinner one night after completing the Freedom Trail. It is the oldest tavern in Massachusetts! George Washington visited here and Paul Revere considered it one of his favorite watering holes. George Washington’s funeral speech was even given here. We found this Charlestown tavern historic, charming, and cozy.
10.) Cheers Bar
More of a touristy stop, but if you were a fan of Cheers, than it’s a must! It was the inspiration for the TV series. The Beacon Hill bar overlooks the Boston Common so be sure to stop in!