Published on January 12, 2016

Discover Worldly Cuisines in Boston's Backyard

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.  

AMERICAN - LAMB MEATBALLS (STEEL & RYE - MILTON)

Steel & Rye - Lamb meat balls

Steel & Rye is open for dinner and drinks seven nights a week, and brunch on Sundays. Chef/Owner Chris Parsons rocks it in the kitchen, with dishes such as lamb meatballs, while GM/Owner Dan Kerrigan warmly welcomes you at the door. Visit Ted Gallagher at the bar for great drinks, and be sure to check out the incredible breads and desserts by Pastry Chef Meghan Thompson.

EUROPEAN - BUTTER SOUP (MENTON - FAIR POINT CHANNEL)

Menton - Butter Soup

Named after a French seaside town near the Italian border, Menton is Barbara Lynch’s French-Italian hybrid restaurant in South Boston. Multi-course tasting menus and a la carte options are available in the romantic and elegant dining room. With dark wood accents and sleek tables, it’s the perfect setting in which to enjoy the refined menu, including the luscious butter soup.

ASIAN - ROCK SHRIMP (RED LANTERN - BACK BAY)

Red Lanter - rock shrimp

Red Lantern is a sophisticated restaurant and lounge with Pan-Asian fare and an expansive list of wines, sakes and cocktails. The space features hundreds of red hanging lanterns, strings of seashells from Vietnamese beaches, large oversized tables and a communal dining table. An open kitchen showcases where delicious dishes — such as rock shrimp — are created.

LATIN - DUCK TAQUITOS (LOCO TAQUERIA & OYSTER BAR - SOUTH BOSTON)

Loco Taqueria - Duck Taquitos

Loco Taqueria and Oyster Bar dishes out Baja-influenced Mexican fare and creative, shareable seafood plates. Inventive cocktails, as well as an ample selection of mezcals and tequilas are available to complement the boldly spiced fare. The casual, brick-walled space is outfitted with exposed wood beams, repurposed antique accents and glimmering string lights.

MEDITERRANEAN - LEMON CHICKEN (OLEANA - CAMBRIDGE)

Oleana - Lemon Chicken

At Oleana, the Eastern Mediterranean menu includes authentic dishes like chickpea crêpes, fava bean moussaka and lemon chicken. Pastry Chef Maura Kilpatrick is famous for her homemade ice creams infused with Turkish flavors.

Happy dining,
Michelle Manning, Reserve Boston

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