Where to Eat

Boston has a wealth of culinary culture to offer – food from around the world and around the corner can be found in every neighborhood of the city. As you explore the streets, stop at some of these fine establishments to enjoy a quick bite or an extravagant dinner.

If you’re unfamiliar with the nuances of the Boston area’s neighborhood boundaries, check out our Neighborhoods map.

For a less interactive, but more in-depth explanation of Boston’s neighborhoods, check out Bostonography’s crowdsourced Boston neighborhood map.


The North End!

Boston’s North End is famously Italian. It offers a wealth of amazing restaurants from holes in the wall to extravagant multi-floor restaurants.

  • Fiore – Classic Italian fare with a roof deck – 250 Hanover Street
  • Bricco – Modern, inventive food in a relaxing, spacious atmostphere – 241 Hanover Street
  • Giacomo’s – You’ll wait hours for a table, but it’ll be worth it – 355 Hanover Street
  • La Summa – Simple and robust Italian in a simple, romantic setting – 30 Fleet Street
  • Neptune Oyster House – The best oysters anywhere, even when there’s no “ah” in the month – 63 Salem Street

The Back Bay

Boston’s Back Bay used to be underwater – but is now known as the most vibrant and modern part of the city.

  • Trident Booksellers and Cafe – A classy, hip bookstore offering multicultural cuisine – 338 Newbury Street
  • Casa Romero – Hidden from view, the best Mexican fare in the city is worth the hunt! – 30 Gloucester Street
  • Chilli Duck – Spice up your night out with some of Boston’s best Thai food – 829 Boylston Street
  • Tapeo – Everything is $5 if you sit at the bar! – 266 Newbury Street

Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill is Boston’s oldest neighborhood. Many buildings date back to the 18th and 19th century!

  • The Sevens – A true neighborhood pub – 77 Charles Street
  • The Hungry i – “The most romantic restaurant in Boston!” – 71 1/2 Charles Street
  • Cheers! – Originally the Bull & Finch pub, this was the inspiration for the beloved TV show – 84 Beacon Street
  • The Red Hat – A bit of old Boston right in the middle of Government Center – 9 Bowdoin Street
  • Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro – Classic and modern clash in this high class French establishment – 25 Charles Street


Boston’s Chinatown may be small but doesn’t lack for delicious food, drinks and pastries!

  • The Juice Bar – Pick up a delicious hot milk tea or cool lychee juice – 40-44 Harrison Avenue
  • Peach Farm – Get your seafood fix at this downstairs restaurant. Try the salty spicy squid. – 4 Tyler Street
  • Ho Yuen Bakery – Need some snacks for your ride? Grab an almond cookie and sesame ball for a midday treat. – 54 Beach Street
  • Hei La Moon – All your favorite dim sum dishes are served table side in this two story establishment – 88 Beach Street

Jamaica Plain

Jamaica Plain has a wonderful small town feel within a 40 minute ride of Downtown.

  • Miami Restaurant – Order the fried plantains at this hole-in-the-wall Cuban restaurant – 381 Centre Street
  • Galway House – Jamaica Plain’s favorite bar has great eats and cheap drinks – 710 Centre Street
  • Grass Fed JP – Tasty beet fries and refreshing milkshakes are all available at this burger joint – 605 Centre Street
  • James’ Gate – Yummy Irish-pub food and a cozy fireplace await! – 5-11 McBride St

South End

Boston’s quaint brownstone neighborhood has one of the most diverse population in the city.

  • Flour – With one taste of Flour’s sticky buns you’ll know why Joanne Chang beat Bobby Flay – 1595 Washington Street
  • New York Pizza – The best place to grab a slice bigger than your head – 435 Massachusetts Avenue