Date Idea, Drinks, Food
Look no further for your next unforgettable meal! Boston’s South End is a foodie hotspot with some of the best restaurants in the city. We picked out a few fan favorites that must be on your dinner date bucket list.
by Celina Colby
Info: This elegant, Instagram-ready bistro serves up French classics in a gorgeously appointed space. Indulge in a glass of wine and escargot toast or steak tartare.
Info: More than just an eatery, although the innovative American cuisine and craft cocktails are delicious, The Beehive is an experience. With live music every night and an underground speakeasy feel, it’s a unique outing.
Info: KAVA is a truly authentic Greek respite, serving up Mediterranean tapas with wines and ingredients often imported directly from Greece.
Info: Yellow Door Taqueria is the perfect spot to satisfy your Taco Tuesday cravings. They dish out California-inspired Mexican eats, brunch, and unbeatable cocktails.
Info: Owned by local culinary goddess Joanne Chang (also of Flour Bakery), Myers + Chang serves a dynamic menu inspired by all different Asian cuisines.
Info: This scratch kitchen, community-centric (and Black-owned!) Italian restaurant offers a menu of delectable pasta dishes and innovative Italian eats.
Info: Inspired by rustic, family-run, roadside restaurant in Venezuela, Orinoco is a dynamic Latin American restaurant where you can find empanadas alongside arepas and pepitos.
Info: James Beard Award-winning Chefs Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette pioneered this Spanish tapas spot serving hot and cold small plates and an eclectic wine list.
Info: The Elephant Walk has been serving up Cambodian-French fusion dishes for decades. Try rouleaux, Cambodian spring rolls, and duck braised in soy-ginger tamarind juices.
Info: This vibrant wine bar offers a robust and rotating menu of Spanish tapas and one of the largest Spanish wine programs in the United States.
Info: Transport yourself to Paris for the evening at this traditional French bistro with an expanded outdoor patio. Note that the restaurant is temporarily closed for repairs due to water damage caused by the extreme weather.
Info: For more than 25 years this well-appointed neighborhood restaurant has served modern American cuisine and craft cocktails in a charming space. There’s something to be said for that legacy.
Info: Mike’s City Diner is a classic Boston experience. The old-school diner always has a line out the door and for good reason. Nothing beats the homestyle eats at this neighborhood joint.
Info: During the day grab a latte and a housemade pastry at this longtime neighborhood staple. At night enjoy a cocktail and dinner in the cozy dining room.
Info: Enjoy Italian flavors and late-night eats at this neighborhood favorite. The fun and casual atmosphere makes this a perfect end-of-the-night spot.
Info: If you’re desperate for a tropical getaway in the middle of Boston’s cold winter (or temperate summer), head to Shore Leave. Serving sushi and tropical cocktails and often hosting DJs and Drag Shows, this spot is a constant party.
Info: Unwind at this classic South End bar, a casual, kitschy affair serving beer, wine, cocktails, and comfort food.
Photo by @bucketlistboston