Offering Victorian architecture and tree-lined streets, Boston’s South End is unique in its demographic, including a diverse mix of immigrants, young professionals, and a thriving gay and lesbian community. Such combinations result in a flourishing local restaurant scene. Here’s our pick of the 10 best.
Authenticity runs free at Estragon, from its vintage Art Deco décor to its traditional Spanish-styled tapas and all-Spanish wine list. The floral wallpaper provides the main dining room with a rich and interesting atmosphere in which to share delicious food, while that formidable offering of paellas and pescados is fit to match the equally-impressive cocktail list.
Address: Estragon, 700 Harrison Ave, Boston MA, USA, +1 617-266-0443
Meyers and Chang combines the best of traditional Asian food with thoroughly contemporary interpretations, all centered on providing only the freshest of ingredients. The interior has distinct Pan-Asian aesthetics, with swirling red dragons imprinted on the windows, cherry blossom trees painted on the walls, and even Chinese newspapers as place mats. Look to order the popular Taiwanese style dan dan noodles or the stuffed rainbow trout with coconut rice, served with a tomato ginger jam and unforgettable penang spice.
Address: Meyers and Chang, 1145 Washington St, Boston MA, USA +1 617-542-5200