New year, more new restaurants on Reserve! Here’s a list of great spots in your cities — Boston / New England, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC — that are now exclusively on Reserve. We also went live in Asheville last week, so check out our list of awesome partners there too.
It’s often hard to accept the end of summer — gone are long days, plentiful sunshine, and weekends at the beach — but there’s actually so many things to enjoy when colder weather moves through. One of our favorite fall and winter perks? Beer selection is at its peak with many seasonal varieties. Even if a brew isn’t your thing, there’s plenty of tasty “beer”-based cocktails cropping up on menus this time of year.
When we say Reserve was built by the restaurant industry for the restaurant industry, we mean it. Since we launched two years ago, many restaurant industry insiders — from line cooks to general managers — have been inspired to join the Reserve team, coming to us from respected operators like Thomas Keller Restaurant Group, Major Food Group, and Momofuku.
A new seafood locale has cropped up among the restaurants in Harvard Square and trust us, you need to know about it. Waypoint, the second Cambridge restaurant from chef Michael Scelfo of Alden & Harlow, delivers coastal-inspired fare including a raw bar, pizzas, pastas and whole roasts, plus a 20-variety deep absinthe program.
It’s impossible to go wrong at James Beard Award-winner and Relais & Châteaux Grand chef Barbara Lynch’s French-Italian wine bar. But sometimes that’s what makes the task of ordering all the more difficult.
Ken Oringer, the James Beard Award-winning chef/owner of five Boston-area restaurants and Toro NYC, spent his youth playing around in the kitchen, eventually growing up to earn some of the most coveted accolades in the culinary world (James Beard Award, Best New Chef North East, 2001; Best Chef, Boston Magazine, 2000; and Iron Chef America, Coffee Battle vs Cat Cora, 2008, to name just a few). The successful entrepreneur spoke with us about his favorite food cities, having restaurant-launch nightmares and the one food he can’t stand.
What better way to spend quality time with the people you care about than over a great meal? Make eating out with friends easier with these restaurants that are all great for groups. Whether you’re looking for a swanky night out on the town or old-school diner vibes for a low-key hang, Boston has so many options to choose from. Here are 15 restaurants your whole party can enjoy.
Looking for the inside scoop on where to eat and drink in Boston? Check out the top spots from Drew Parsons. The restaurateur — who spent much of his career playing bass for The Lemonheads and American Hi-Fi, among others — currently runs The Maiden, an American restaurant and wine bar which opened in South Boston in 2015. From steak nachos to wasabi dumplings, this New England native’s picks will help you discover some of the city’s most delicious dishes.
Lifelong musician and current restaurateur Drew Parsons opened The Maiden late last year with his wife and co-owner Esti Parsons. We chatted with him about his musical background, the best part about working with his wife and the hangover meal he swears by.
Classic American cuisine is always a comforting choice. From mouthwatering steaks and burgers to tasty soups, sandwiches and salads, there’s so much goodness to enjoy. Hungry yet? Try some of Boston’s best American fare at these 7 much-loved spots.