Published on March 2, 2016

4 Leather District Restaurants Bostonians Love

Looking to try a new restaurant near the Leather District? Here's a list of Leather District Restaurants restaurants locals and critics love.

4 Leather District Restaurants Bostonians Love

1. TownsmanTownsmanLocated on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, Townsman is a lively, brasserie-inspired New England restaurant. Award-winning Chef Matt Jennings emphasizes sustainability and seasonality in his menu and directs the sourcing of local ingredients, farm-raised meats and seafood. Townsman's sleek space is reminiscent of a modernized country home, with repurposed barn wood, a crudo counter and a late-night bar that serves up unique cocktails.

2. o ya

o yaBehind a discreet door in the historic Leather District and at the end of an entryway made of garden stones is o ya, Chef Tim Cushman's award-winning Japanese restaurant. Seafood dominates the menu, which also features vegetable, pork and beef-based dishes. Seasonal options, along with a chef's tasting menu, are also available.

3. Les Zygomates

Les ZygomatesIn English, Les Zygomates roughly translates to "˜the muscles in the face that make you smile." The restaurant, however, is a lively Leather District jazz-infused wine bar and Parisian bistro. Tuesday through Saturday evenings, the restaurant's cuisine and award-winning wine list are accompanied by live jazz performances. A colorful and contemporary neighborhood favorite, Les Zygomates features classic French bistro decor.

4. Bel Ari

Bel AriBel Ari serves authentic and imaginative Italian fare in a space that boasts historic 19th-century details and hand-blown glass lighting. Chef Robert Fathman takes a committed approach to sustainability and seasonality, serving up finds from farmers markets and local fishermen. The eclectic beverage program comes with expert staff recommendations.

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