Ever wanted to dine like an insider? Check out the top Boston spots from acclaimed chef Michael Scelfo, whose American restaurant, Alden & Harlow, was nominated for a James Beard Award in 2015. From great coffee to clam fritters, this local expert’s picks will help you discover some of the city’s most delicious dishes.
Celebrate the beautiful spring weather by waking up to a delicious brunch. Enjoy the best of breakfast and lunch by loading up on eggs and bacon or going straight for a burger or slice of pizza, all while sipping on a perfectly paired cocktail. Everyone’s favorite weekend tradition is worth raising a glass to. Here are 7 mouthwatering brunch spots to try out in Boston.
A devoted family man who cooks from the heart, Michael Scelfo is the chef and owner of Alden & Harlow in Boston. The beloved Harvard Square spot — a local favorite since it opened in January 2014 — has received numerous accolades and was a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation Awards in 2015. We caught up with Scelfo on the best and worst parts of running a restaurant, his typical breakfast and what’s always in his fridge.
Satisfy your inner carnivore with a hearty steak entree, sure to curb that craving. From petite filets to hunger-crushing hanger steaks, find all the mouthwatering meat you can eat in Boston.
The dining experience doesn’t always begin and end at the table. A great meal may start at the bar — where an aperitif can excite the appetite — and end with an after dinner drink, rounding out a fun night. Boston’s cocktail scene is burgeoning, and several places have distinguished themselves on the strength of their bar programs. Here are a few awesome spots to enjoy a spirited beverage:
Looking for romantic restaurants in Boston to take your special someone? From tasting menus and sharable plates to experiential dining and handcrafted cocktails, Reserve has plenty of options for a fantastic date night. But tables are filling up fast, so book now to make sure you’ll be taking your Valentine to a great spot.
B&G OYSTERS is Chef Barbara Lynch’s modern take on a classic oyster bar. The restaurant combines fresh oysters from both coasts with seasonally inspired dishes and New England classics. A food-friendly, reasonably priced wine list is also available at this go-to neighborhood spot.
The New England Patriots — Boston’s beloved hometown team — is in the playoffs for the 24th time! Celebrate the squad’s triumphs with these 11 victorious dishes before heading to the bar to cheer for the team on game day:
Frank McClelland has built a distinguished career on marrying New England flavors with French classics, bringing the first hints of haute cuisine — and a commitment to using fresh, local ingredients — to Boston over three decades ago. His L’Espalier restaurant has garnered countless awards and accolades over the years, and in 2007 he earned the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: Northeast. He recently filled us in on the biggest change he’s seen in the restaurant industry, what he’s most grateful for and the secrets to his success.
Ready to experience what the world has to offer but just can’t get away? Take your taste buds on a trip right here in Boston. Find global flavors served up right around the corner, from sophisticated European appetizers to hearty Mediterranean dishes.