This impressive Kenmore Square institution has some of the best al fresco seating in Boston. The outdoor patio at Eastern Standard is the most contested spot in the city for brunch, giving prime opportunities to people watch on the cobblestone of Commonwealth Ave. Try their Bloody Mary with quiche Florentine for brunch, or their whiskey smash and grilled flat iron steak for dinner.
Eastern Standard, 528 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA, USA, +1 617-532-9100
There are few places more welcoming than a German-style beer garden. Bronwyn, a new addition to Somerville’s Union Square, is one such place, where wheat beer, pretzels, and delicious tubular meat abound. Head to Bronwyn for an impressive list of central European beer, some of the best schnitzel and kraut in Boston, and an atmosphere no lighter than the food, yet just as fun and inviting.
Bronwyn, 255 Washington St, Somerville MA, USA, +1 617-776-9900