Hailed by locals as ‘The Castle’, Smith and Wollensky is a chic steakhouse. It is located in the former headquarters for the First Corps of Cadets; a medieval styled stone building built in 1891. The rich decor and dimly lit dining room seem to foster an ambiance fit for royalty. This is only aided further by decadent dishes such as steak tartar and truffled macaroni and cheese. The shellfish bouquet would be a favorite for any seafood lover – Smith and Wollensky themselves describe this creation as a ‘tower of chilled lobster and crabmeat, piled high with jumbo shrimp, oysters and clams.’
Smith and Wollensky, 101 Arlington St, Boston, MA, USA, +1 (617) 423-1112
Founded in 1999, Viga Italian Eatery & Caterer is dedicated to serving fresh, affordable foods. With daily soup, pizza, calzone and pasta specials, Viga’s is the perfect place to grab a quick lunch during the workday. And, due to its excellent reputation, Viga is often used as a catering service for businesses and social events in the surrounding Boston neighborhoods. All-in-all, Viga’s is a fast-paced environment that serves dependable, quality food.
Viga Italian Eatery & Caterer, 140 Clarendon St, Boston, MA, USA, +1 (857) 991-1560
Mike and Patty’s is a cozy hole-in-the-wall, gourmet breakfast stop on the corner of Church and Fayette. It is a fond, neighborhood favorite, and is known as being one of the best spots to grab a quick breakfast or sandwich. Mike and Patty’s offers traditional breakfast classics such as fried eggs and breakfast sandwiches, along with more inventive options. An example is ‘The Gualtieri,’ which is a fried egg served with mortadella and smoked mozzarella on an English muffin.
Mike and Patty’s, 12 Church St, Boston, MA, USA, +1 (617) 423-3447
Masa offers the neighborhood a blend of south-western styled cooking with freshly sourced New England foods. With festive decorations and muted lighting, Masa provides an intimate ambiance for a romantic night out, or a dinner with a small group of friends. Boston Magazine has declared Masa’s margaritas to be some of the finest in town, and its brunch has been named the best in Boston by the Boston Globe.
Masa, 439 Tremont St, Boston, MA, USA, +1 (617) 338-8884