Boston is an amazing and diverse city that has many appealing features that attract people to live in the city and also make it an appealing place for tourists to visit. There are plenty of activities and attractions in and around Boston, so both residents and visitors have plenty of things to see and do. It is also a fantastic place for those who enjoy dining out because this city has a wide range of restaurants, bistros, and cafes to choose between. These offer a variety of cuisines from all corners of the globe and there is a venue suited to every budget and occasion. If you are planning a trip to this amazing city, here are the five top Boston restaurants of 2017 where you might like to consider enjoying an outstanding dining experience.
1. Area Four
Although there is a casual ambiance at this restaurant, the food on offer is exquisite. It is run by chef Jeff Pond and Michael Krupp. They saw a gap in the hospitality and catering market for a restaurant specifically aimed at the Cambridge tech crowd. Their wood-fired pizzas are a specialty with many varieties to choose between. However, you should also try the mac ‘n’ cheese and one of the unusual salads, such as the ‘Kitchen Sink’ salad which contains roasted onions and fontina. The sweeping windows add light to the room, making it the perfect venue for many occasions.
Seafood is the specialty of this trendy restaurant and each dish served is truly a celebration. Jamie Mammano is the chef and owner of Ostra where you will find bubbly flowing in abundance. If you only visit this restaurant once, the paella is the dish you have to try. It is packed with a wide variety of seafood and spiked with chorizo for extra flavor. If you are planning a return visit, then the three-pound lobster, the yellowfin tuna or the sea bream are all contenders for the second dish you should sample.
3. Alden & Harlow
Chef Michael Scelfo has taken on the role of head chef for the first-time in this well-known Boston restaurant. He is particularly famed for the use of vegetables in his fare but it is his smoky burger which ranks as his best dish. In addition to the top-quality food served at Alden & Harlow, it is worth a visit to try the drinks. There is an extensive cocktail list devised by bar manager Seth Freidus. Unusually, the cocktails also feature vegetables that are used in inventive ways.
Mistral offers an array of French-Mediterranean cuisine that is full of flavor. The surroundings are refined, so it is ideal for intimate or celebratory occasions. The diverse menu constantly changes to take advantage of fresh, seasonal produce that is predominantly sourced locally.
The waterfront spot of this restaurant is the perfect place to relax, enjoy your meal and take in spectacular views across the water and along the city skyline. The eye-catching presentation of the dishes is just as worthy of mention as the delicate flavors of the food. There are 750 varieties of wine available at Meritage, so it is the ideal venue for those who appreciate fine wines to accompany a delicious meal.