Published on March 2, 2016

5 Restaurants near Downtown Crossing Bostonians Love

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

5 Restaurants near Downtown Crossing Bostonians Love

1. TroquetTroquetLocated on Boylston Street, Troquet serves French-New American cuisine prepared by Chef Scott Hebert and additionally offers five- and seven-course Chef's Tasting menus. This two-story Theater District bistro offers a comprehensive wine list, with rare and premium selections from the restaurant's cellar. The upstairs dining room boasts panoramic views of the Boston Common.

2. Trade

TradeLocated at the border of the Financial District and the Seaport, Trade is Chef Jody Adams' lively and modern companion restaurant to Rialto, her Harvard Square classic. This industrial-chic space serves up Mediterranean-inspired cuisine and renowned craft cocktails at the elegant, white marble-topped bar. Inventive and varied small plates for sharing are the restaurant's focal point.

3. Shojo

ShojoLocated in the heart of Chinatown, Shojo offers diners modern Asian cuisine with a seasonally updated menu and a focus on small, shareable plates conceived by Chef Mark O'Leary. The bar is home to a rum-focused, tiki-influenced selection of craft cocktails. Murals by local artists hang on the walls of the dining room, which also features brick accents and finished wood tabletops.

4. GEM Italian Kitchen

GEM Italian KitchenGem Italian Kitchen offers the best of both worlds, operating as both a restaurant and a nightclub. Sister restaurant to Red Lantern and Empire, Gem Italian Kitchen serves classic Italian dishes in an intimate setting featuring velvet banquettes and elegant chandeliers. Guests are also welcome to visit the adjoining club room, which offers dancing and bottle service during dinner and brunch.

5. The Merchant

The MerchantThe Merchant is an American brasserie that occupies a former leather goods shop in Downtown Crossing. The restaurant serves small bites, late-night fare and traditional entrees cooked up by Executive Chef Matt Foley and served in the banquette-filled space. The long bar stocks over 60 craft brews, along with a robust cocktail program and an interesting wine list.

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